Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for LikeThat. All opinions are my own.
As I am sure other parents can identify with, “I need an app for that” seems to apply to every search for efficiency and time management around the home. As I said the other week, we are in a transition into me working more outside of the home. I am slowly coming to reality of what that means for the garden here. Recently, I started using the LikeThat Garden app in order to capture ideas as I go for walks around town.
I am in search of perennial flowers that are low maintenance. These are ideal for me to continue to have a garden that I love to look at, cut flowers from and can maintain with our busy schedules. Annuals are of no interest as of now and I’m looking for plants that bloom at different times of year and are of various heights. This helps me to add depth and continual blooms to the garden as we keep it low maintenance and on budget.
So, I took my new app out for a test drive over to one of my favorite gardens in our area. They have a great easy to care for garden on a hill similar to our front yard hill. It is filled with sedums and other flowers, but I wasn’t sure what the flowers were. It’s a cascade of pinks, whites and purples and I love when it blooms each spring. I love it and would like to replicate the effect at our home. In their strip of land between the road and the sidewalk, they have stunning Irises. So, I used the app to capture a picture, choose which flower it is and save it to my favorites. I can access the picture and my search history whenever I activate the app.
In addition to getting suggestions as to which flower you photographed, you can click on each option and be taken to a Wikipedia page where you can figure out if the plant is a perennial or annual and if it fits your zone. You can also make it a favorite to save the info for later. To say that I am going to be using this app on every walk to amass a master list for the front hill transformation would be an understatement. I can’t promise that I won’t pull the car over on errands and hop out to use it too. It speaks to the research happy history major that I was. No longer will I wonder what a flower is and with the visual and text components, I’ll start adding the information to my own memory for when Tomato asks. Of course, once I show her the app, I may also not get the phone back and we’ll be off on a great homeschool style science tangent.
So, if you know someone who is always asking “What flower is that?” or a would be gardener who doesn’t know if certain flowers can work in his/her garden, I highly recommend the LikeThat Garden app. Get outdoors, walk, do a color walk with the kids to collect info about flowers of different colors and enjoy building your fantasy garden. Grab the app for FREE for iOs or Android and explore!