Garden and nature apps to help you grow
Chicago Tribune Newspaper, January 20, 2012, link
We’re always looking for ways to make gardening more fun, more successful, more exciting. Katie Walker of Organic Gardening magazine offers these favorite iPhone apps; she also lists some cool tech toys for gardeners too. Go to Organic Gardening’s website (organicgardening.com) and type “best apps” in the search field.
GardenPilot: Informational videos, plant information for 15,000 plants, and a database of local retailers make this a gardener’s best friend; 99 cents.
Eden Garden Designer: Create a virtual garden by taking pictures of your space and adding digital plants, for fun or planning; 99 cents.
Chirp! Bird Songs USA: More than 200 bird songs and useful information will delight even the most dedicated bird-watcher; $2.99.
Bugs and Insects: The database of more than 900 species ranges from pests to butterflies; 99 cents.
Herbs+: A wide range of information on herbs, including culinary and medicinal uses; $2.99.