Gardening Apps Work Together to Provide Answers
The Garden Answers App and Armitage’s Great Garden Plants App have recently joined forces to help homeowners, new gardeners, inexperienced garden center employees or novice landscapers by providing the ability to instantly identify a plant from a photo via Garden Answers and also provide detailed plant information through a combination of written word, photos and videos.
Both Garden Answers and Armitage’s Great Garden Plants have links on each app to drive traffic between the two to increase the level of information that the end user can access. For example, if a user is on Armitage’s Great Garden Plants App and wants to identify a plant, they will take a photo of it and click a link that takes them to the free Garden Answers app where they can upload the picture for identification.
Conversely if a user is on the Garden Answers app and wants or needs more detailed information about a plant the app has identified for them, they can watch a video about the plant and/or click a link that will take them to the Armitage App.
They can then refer to Armitage’s content on his app as well as download customized plant specifics and success tips, from a seasoned garden professional, for growing the plant in their own garden.
The user snaps a picture and uploads it to the app to instantly get a list of potential plant matches (identification) along with basic care information. The advanced image recognition technology can instantly identify flowering plants from the database of more than ten million photos.
The goal is to help customers bring their virtual gardens to reality. Garden Answers provides end-users with a tool to discover plants, add them to a wish list, and provide gardening tips year-round — resulting in happy, healthy plants that bring joy to customers.
Two new features have been added for 2019. There is now a Q&A community-based group where users can ask their gardening questions in addition to plant ID. There is also an explore button that shows a user the plants that have been identified within a ten-mile radius of their location.