Must-Have Garden Apps for Bountiful Blooms

Even the most seasoned gardener needs a little help, but who has room to accommodate yet another informational tome of gardening knowhow on his or her bookshelves? Luckily, your smartphone or tablet makes a world of knowledge available at your fingertips. Break out the gadget of your choice, and download one (or all) of these handy gardening apps to elevate your outdoor oasis like never before.

 

Garden Answers Plant Identification

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iTunes

Free, with in-app purchases

With the ability to identify over 20,000 plants, this app is the answer to a gardener’s prayers. Use Garden Answers to find information about plant diseases and pests for happy, healthy plants all season long.

 

Garden Compass

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iTunes

Free, with in-app purchases

This personal gardening companion promises to take the guess work out of the garden. The app not only includes a Care Calendar tailored to your garden—it also links you to horticultural experts dedicated to personally answering your questions 24/7.

 

Gardening Companion

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iTunes

Free, with in-app purchases

This app offers thousands of articles for inspiration, including step-by-step videos to ensure success. Complete with a journal and optional reminders to tend to your garden, your precious plants will want for nothing.

 

Fine Gardening Magazine

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iTunes

For iPad, subscription options available

Including a free sample issue of Fine Gardening, this iPad app from Taunton Press puts the magazine’s wealth of information at your fingertips.

 

Vegetable Tree—Gardening Guide

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iTunes

$4.99

Whether you’re a balcony gardener or backyard planter,  this guide provides seasonality advice as well as nutritional information for a wealth of vegetables. As a bonus, the included recipes will have you looking forward to harvest time and a variety of mouthwatering dishes.

 

Gardening

Growing Flowers, Fruit, Herbs and Other Organic Ingredients in Your Backyard Home Garden

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iTunes

Free (Full version: $0.99)

This app covers the basics – such as weed control and fertilizing – for beginners, but don’t let its simplicity fool you. There’s plenty of in-depth information to add to even the master gardener’s wealth of botanical knowledge.

 

Have another favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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