Technology and garden design collide with the launch of iPhone app, iMyGarden. Here our phone and plant addictions can both be satisfied. Think of this as adult entertainment for the avid gardener. Painting with plants, particularly bulbs, when maybe you have a bit of free time or need bulb buying inspiration.
It’s nearly perfect timing. Especially for those of us that had bulb envy this spring. Jealously eyeballing our neighbors splash of color when all else was still breaking free of its winter holding pattern. Now it’s easier to plan ahead for fall planting.
Other iPhone applications to experiment with:
- Botanical Interests, for the new Victory Gardener looking for help establishing and troubleshooting a veggie garden.
- Botany Buddy, a growing reference of over 1,300 native and ornamental plants. Search for plants you know or want to know. Perfect guide for plant geeks.
- Pocket Gardener, another tool for vegetable gardening. Identification, tips and a “My Garden” section that acts as a garden journal. Allowing you to record and monitor the progress of your plantings. Handy for the more scientific or Virgo urges.
- iGardenUSA, complete with suggested planting dates based upon your USDA Hardiness Zone. Takes the mystery out of what to plant when if you want to aim to get it right. Although still expect plenty of trial and error.
- Flower Pedia, as the name suggests, a flower resource providing more than 1,500 photos and information on at least 100 different plant families. However, their disclaimer notes it’s not a complete encyclopedia for a “serious botanist”. But a handy, in-your-pocket reference (much lighter than the Jepson Manual) for those of us who enjoy learning and staying fresh on our beloved, evolutionary friends. Another plant geek must have.