Summer may be officially over, but that doesn’t mean you should forget all about your favourite flowers. Whether you’re crazy about carnations or go dizzy for daisies, with the help of your smartphone you’ll still be able to get your fingers green come rain or shine. To offer a helping hand, the helpful folks from Phones 4u have compiled this nifty guide to the top horticultural apps available on the market now.
If you’ve got an iPhone and flowers are your thing, then FlowerPedia is the ultimate encyclopaedia filled with over 2800 photos of flora and fauna. You can search through the images of blooms from a particular country, and even log on to the FlowerPedia community to share pics of your own flowers and discover blossoms uploaded by other members. Users can discover loads of info about specific flowers too, including species, location and relations.
My Garden Lite (Android)
If you have a lot of plants around the house, then My Garden Lite could be just the app you need to keep track of when your plants need tending to. My Garden Lite offers you handy reminders for when it’s time to water, and also offers useful tips for keeping your foliage fresh. Users can store details about all of their plants (including photographs), allowing you to keep on top of your flower’s needs and never run the risk of over (or under) watering again.
Flower Garden (iOS)
Flower Garden is just the app for those who love flowers but don’t have a garden or outdoor space to plant stuff in. Using your smartphone, you can create your very own virtual garden, without the need to get your hands dirty. Plant the seeds, then care for them and watch the flowers bloom, and when they’ve blossomed you can create bouquets to share with your nearest and dearest. To make the gifts even more unique, Flower Garden’s virtual bouquets are delivered with a personalised card and details on how long they took to grow.
Green-thumbed folks may want to use the winter months to read up on a range of gardening hints and tips, so that when the planting seasons come back around they’re fully equipped with the expert knowledge they need. Gardens is a video-app that lets you do just that, offering inspiration on how to produce the most fantastic flowers even if your garden is small. Featuring videos from master gardener, Rebecca Kolls, Gardens is ideal for users looking for a little more support than is provided from just pictures and text.
With these apps available from the App Store and Google Play, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy flowers using your mobile, so get downloading and add a flourish to your phone today.
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