Orientation, Guidelines, Discussion
Bloom clocks work by keeping track, over several seasons, of what plants are found blooming at a particular time of year.
The early results are simply the order in which plants bloom.
Later results can be interpreted to yield a system which can match up bloom cycles to periods in the calendar year in different regions.
The bloom clock makes extensive use of templates.
Entry creation templates
Page creation templates
Versions of the Bcp3 templates are tracked using these templates. They are blank, but can be modified to include categories in order to impliment a DPL search for older versions requiring updates. See Template versions for details.
Plant log pages use a large number of categories (eventually there could be hundreds of categories on each log).
Main Clock Pages
- Temperate clocks go by season.
- Other clocks (wet/dry season, etc.)... we don't have these yet.
User-specific Clock Pages
- Users who add multiple entries at once may want to consider using personal clock pages to avoid edit conflicts (since it can take a while to sign under all the plants).
- Plant logs (pages using the prefix "BCP/") are the eventual target for all data. These pages are also used in a manner similar to templates on the visual based clocks.
- Plant logs may eventually be placed in hundred of categories, in order to construct the visual clocks.
- Regional and seasonal clock pages organized by flower color, plant type, and the time of year a plant blooms. These pages are created using DPL.