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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2010, 02:53:22 AM »
I successfully made my first community garden!  I hope I never have to do it again though!  It was a lot of work.  I designated it as a small park and I had lots of people show up when I checked it out real quick before turning off my game.  I feel very accomplished.   ;D
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2010, 08:08:47 PM »
And indeed you ARE geroo!  That garden is lovely.
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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2010, 10:37:27 PM »
gerrr00, I downloaded your park from the main site and it is beautiful.  My Sim family is very happy visiting it  ;D.  You did a fantastic job.  Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.
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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2010, 05:53:29 PM »
I am done!  All fruit and veggies are present, minus the Omni plant and the Money tree.  There are 2 plasma plants.  They are by the bathroom.  I kept thinking about how parks look out by me and they are mostly just green.  So that is what this is.  I did add little splashed of color but not much.  I really like this one.  This time I did not go overboard with the butterflies!  lol  I think my last game had a bug and that is why I could not delete any of the spawners.  This time you can.  No store items. Hope you like it!

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A tiny park to enjoy a picnic, play some chess, or strum a guitar. Perfect for a lazy afternoon and a game of catch. Feel free to fill up on any of the perfect produce!








It is on a 25x25 lot and set as a small park.  All bathroom appliances are upgraded to unbreakable.  The park has a small gnome population, a vampire, hiphop, and 3 mysterious gnomes.  Hopefully the vamp won't turn all the others into vamps.  You can fish in the pond.  With the exception of the plasma fruit, all other plants are tucked around the bushes.  Once I get the plants mature I will take another pic.  I have the fruit trees surrounding fountain area.  OK that's it!  
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Re: Building: A Community Garden?
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2010, 06:03:14 PM »
That's a beautiful garden gerrr00. Are there fish spawners in the pond?

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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2010, 06:11:03 PM »
Yes, I put in one of the new ones from LN, the Kissing Gourami spawner.
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« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2010, 01:55:42 AM »
I've just downloaded both of your gardens and had a look in-game.

Unfortunately, I didn't have all the items for the Faery Garden and will need to tweak the fences and change some of the objects (did you put a laundry detergent bottle in the little house?)  but I loved the feel of the place and the many butterflies twirling around adding colour and life.

With 'this' garden, I like how you've incorporated the harvestable plants so that they don't intrude upon the relaxing park feel. Loved the Hiphop gnome and was sure I saw a large black fish jump in the pond  :o.  It is such a peaceful place. Whilst my sims enjoyed a game of chess, a maid on a break came to sit and read in the sun.

My low graphics setting causes the grass (when not terrain painted) to look flat, featureless and dull.  I just wanted to compliment you and say that the layout here did not draw my attention to my poor graphics at all.  The only thing I missed were the butterflies.  Thanks for sharing.



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« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2010, 02:33:55 AM »
Thank you! 

There are 2 butterfly spawners but they are the rare ones, so they will eventually show up.  ;)  You probably saw a black gold fish in the pond too.  Sorry no deathfish.  Though that may be a good idea for my next garden....

In the faerie garden there are lots of butterflies, lol, almost to many.  For some reason when I placed those spawners they became un-deletable.  So I was stuck with all the bugs.  Don't mind to much but it can be a pain when you want to harvest/play chess and keep clicking "catch" on accident.  Also I think I did put some laundry detergent in the shed.  I tried to decorate it how a working garden shed would look like and a big ole bottle of soap sounded good. 

I hope you get many enjoyable Sim hours out of the gardens. 
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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2010, 10:32:50 PM »
I just finished a huge project -- a community-style garden featuring every plant in the game (including the ones that came with WA and LN), all of perfect quality:

It took quite a bit of work, especially the archway in the front; and, of course, getting all the plants to perfect quality level.  XD

You can download it here.

Edit: I fixed your link so everyone can just click on 'here' and go right to it.  Good job!  
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« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2010, 01:00:03 AM »
I can't see the picture, I get the funky little box.  Can anyone else see it?  Just wondering if it is my browser messing up or not.
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« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2010, 10:00:44 AM »
I can't see the picture, I get the funky little box.  Can anyone else see it?  Just wondering if it is my browser messing up or not.


I can't see it either gerrr.  I'm using IE8.
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« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2010, 11:24:49 AM »
I can't see the picture, I get the funky little box.  Can anyone else see it?  Just wondering if it is my browser messing up or not.


I don't know why.  That's so weird -- I could see it fine on my computer!  Oh, well, whatever.  Computers can be so temperamental, lol.

I added the pic as an attachment, instead.  I also included a link where it could be downloaded.

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Re: Building: A Community Garden?
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2010, 08:01:23 PM »
Just wondering, can sims plant produce on a community lot? If not, how do you get perfect plants there?

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« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2010, 09:19:01 PM »
I play the lot as a residential first.  I plant everything, get it to perfect, then evict my Sim.  Change the lot to community and that's it.  I place the perfect gardens in my games.  I use them to pick the fruit and if your Sim plants it then those plants are perfect.  I'm a little distracted right now, so let me know if this makes sense.  :)
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« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2010, 09:19:28 PM »
Just wondering, can Sims plant produce on a community lot? If not, how do you get perfect plants there?

No, Sophie, they can't.  gerrr00 and Caitie both created their lots as residential and moved a gardening Sim onto the lot.  Once the plants were all 'Perfect', they moved their Sim off of the lot then turned the lot into a community lot.
 
When you place the lot in your neighborhood, your Sims can harvest the perfect plants, but they can't talk to the plants or fertilize them.  Also Death Plants will die once picked and can't be reserected.  Same with Plasma Fruit, once the plant produces the one or two fruits, the plant will die. Then you have to go into 'edit town' and physically remove them so your Sims won't get a negative moodlet when they visit. ;D  

Edit - gerrr00 beat me to the answer  ;)
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Re: Building: A Community Garden?
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2010, 09:36:42 PM »
Thanks for the info gerrr00 and mtglady. I'll be downloading all these great community gardens for sure.

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« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2010, 12:01:35 AM »
When you place the lot in your neighborhood, your Sims can harvest the perfect plants, but they can't talk to the plants or fertilize them.  Also Death Plants will die once picked and can't be reserected.  Same with Plasma Fruit, once the plant produces the one or two fruits, the plant will die. Then you have to go into 'edit town' and physically remove them so your Sims won't get a negative moodlet when they visit. ;D

I am able to talk to the plants still while it is a community lot.  I have seen townies go to the garden and strike up conversations with the lettuce. 

I did not know that plasma fruit died!  That sucks.  If I had know I would have put a lot more than just 2 plants in my last garden.  Maybe I will go and edit it so it has like 10.  And it gives you a bad moodlet?  Thanks for that info, I will plan better in the future.
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« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2010, 03:23:34 AM »
I am able to talk to the plants still while it is a community lot.  I have seen townies go to the garden and strike up conversations with the lettuce. 

I did not know that plasma fruit died!  That sucks.  If I had know I would have put a lot more than just 2 plants in my last garden.  Maybe I will go and edit it so it has like 10.  And it gives you a bad moodlet?  Thanks for that info, I will plan better in the future.

My Sims haven't been able to talk to the plants from your garden even though they talk to their own plants.  And the negative moodlet is mostly that trash can only - maybe they think the area is dirty? 

I did have one Sim that cried everytime she saw a dead plant.  I always tried to keep her away from any garden if there was a dead plant in it.  Her son would dispose of the dead plants, then she could do her thing.  And she is was a level 10 gardener and able to order Omni Plants.  Silly Sim  ;D!
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« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2010, 03:40:27 AM »
These were from the 1st garden I made.  I was there harvesting then all of a sudden I heard Sims talking.  It was really funny beause they were completely in sync with each other.  Both were talking to plants.





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« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2010, 03:42:55 AM »
That's cute.  I wish I could get my Sims to talk in your garden.  Maybe my Sim has problems - lol!  I'll create another Sim and try it again. 

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« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2010, 04:33:20 PM »
geroo and Caitie , blessings and much gratitude to you for all this work!  I already had geroo's fairy garden and now am going to scoop up both gardens from you two.  Caitie, your style garden is more like what I prefer for a "garden" as opposed to a park.  It's organized with nice, neat, straight rows.  So speaks the lady who makes sure all her cans of food are all facing the same direction.  (Anyone see "Sleeping with the Enemy"?  Yes, I am that ocd about organizing!)  Geroo, on the other hand, your gardens give me a sense of art, peace, a place to nourish both body and spirit because they are so mellow and lovely.  I love fountains and you guys did a terrific job with the waterworks.
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« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2010, 04:38:44 PM »
I just finished a huge project -- a community-style garden featuring every plant in the game (including the ones that came with WA and LN), all of perfect quality:

It took quite a bit of work, especially the archway in the front; and, of course, getting all the plants to perfect quality level.  XD

You can download it here.

Edit: I fixed your link so everyone can just click on 'here' and go right to it.  Good job!  
Mtglady



Caitie, how do you download from that site?  Could you consider uploading it to the EA exchange site?  It is so much easier to download it directly into your game from there.
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« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2010, 07:37:38 AM »
Caitie, how do you download from that site?  Could you consider uploading it to the EA exchange site?  It is so much easier to download it directly into your game from there.

If you scroll down, below the second image, there are the capitol letters describing which version of the game you are running.  WA+LN etc, those are the links to the download.  If you read what she wrote, you can see the version that would work for you.