Enjoyed by thousands of gardeners, Landscaper's Companion is your reference guide to trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and all sorts of plants. Containing information on over 26,000 plants and 21,000 images, it makes an excellent resource for the casual gardener, landscaper, aspiring botanist, or anyone looking for a simple, easy to use plant guide.
Landscaper's Companion is also available of for the iPhone and iPad. Those version are loved by thousands of people, and are highly rated:
* "Top 200 Reference App" in USA - Feb 2011
* "Top 10 Reference App" in Canada - April 2010
* "What's Hot" app in the UK Store - April 2010
* Featured on the UK app store front page - March 2010
"Landscaper's Companion comes out ahead due to it's rich search features, custom offline content and nurturing instructions." - Brodie Beta, The Globe and Mail
"Just wanted to let u know this app is great. I have been looking for something like this for a while." - Daren, Deerwood Landscapes
"Gardeners who want a content-heavy app need to look no further than the Landscaper's Companion, which houses a large collection of data that spans 16 categories of plants" - Lauren Fairbanks, SheKnows.com
This app brings all you love about the iPhone and iPad versions and brings them to the Mac, taking advantage of new Lion features and the Mac user interface.
▪ 17 categories of plants
▪ Over 26,000 plants
▪ General information such as sun requirements, water usage, and mature height and width
▪ Over 21,000 high quality images from around the web
▪ Add your own plants, pictures and notes
▪ Extensive Search Capabilities: search by Common or Scientific Name, Sun Exposure, USDA Zone, Water requirements, Color, Height, and Width, bloom time, and deer resistance.
▪ Keep a list of your Favorite Plants
▪ Keep Field Notes on plants or just general notes
▪ Print Plant Information
▪ Full Screen Support
• MacBook Retina Display Support
▪ Gesture Support for Viewing Full Size Images
The 26,000 plants are spread throughout these 17 categories:
3) Cacti Succulents
4) Evergreens / Conifers
6) Flowering and Fruit Trees
8) Ground Covers & Vines
10) House Plants
16) Vegetables, Fruits, Berries
17) Water Plants
Browse over 26,000 different plants by their scientific name and common names. View information such as water usage, size, and sun requirements. Most have a short description of the plant along with cultivation information, common uses, and any problems they may have. Each plant entry includes beautiful pictures. You can also add your own pictures to each plant.
Additional plants and images are added periodically for FREE!
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Please Note: Internet access is required to download plant images. Once images are downloaded, internet access is not required to use app.
- Fixed bug where editing a user's plant would change all the user's plants.
Ratings and Reviews
Very limited and not a good use of money
I have just purchased this app thinking I would search plants based on variables that were mentioned in the description; height, zone, color, water, shade, etc… After searching within the parameters for my area, plants of various colors, heights, blooming, etc come up in every search. I cleared the search and would put in totally different parameters and many of the same plants show up again: i.e., height 5ft+ selected and plants that are 1 ft and less come up, purple color selection gets white and red. Pictures of one plant shows up in more than one species so accuracy is questionable. Many, and I mean many, of the plants have no pictures, so I guess I am at the mercy of other uses to add the correct picture with the plant. I have been searching the data base for over an hour to begin plans for a new garden space, and sadly, I am thinking I need to look for a different app. This truly may have been a waste of time and money. Sad
I am sorry I bought this app. I was looking for ideas to plant two woodland gardens, and the screenshot made it seem likely this would help. It did not.
You cannot search by plant uses, even though that is a term displayed in each plant's listing.
So I went to a nursery web site in my area (well 300 miles away but in my zone) and got some plant info. Then I tried to look them up on this app. It was very difficult. I put in the Latin name of a plant and got hundreds of hits in alphabetical order. I tried the common name- same thing. For example- Acer Japonica should give a specific result: Japanese Maple. Instead every kind of Maple and every kind of plant with "Japonica" in its scientific name showed up.
Despite all these headaches when I did find what I was looking for, I added the plants to the Favorites List. Was it printable or exportable to take with me to the nursery? No again! I used Mac Grab to take a screen shot of the plants I was interested in and took it with me.
My money would have been better spent on bags of mulch.
***Fixed*** Currently Unusable
Now that the bugs that I experienced are fixed I am very pleased with the app, though I wish there was more detail and photos of some varieties but I am sure this will come with time.
I have not seen an app at this price point that can compete with this app. Worthwhile purchase
With version 1.2, I attempted to preload the database but I stopped the download at 32 Gig, that's right Gigabytes. Without the database download I found it faster to Google the results rather than waiting for the app to download the data. I have not tried at the 1.3 version but no need to as long as I am connected.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.