LikeThat Garden App: Planting the Right Garden for You

by Becky Elmuccio on May 21, 2015

 

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.

LikeThat Garden App Planting the Right Garden for You

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.

LikeThat Garden App Photo Grab

LikeThat Garden App Ideas

LikeThat Garden App Info Page

 

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!

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Rachel May 21, 2015 at 9:04 am

Oh thats really cool! My dad is one of those people who is always what every plant is, so when he finally gets a smart phone I’ll be sure to suggest this app to him! I wonder if it does other plants besides flowers?

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Tricia May 21, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Oh that’s so cool! We moved to our new place in August, so there have been a lot of new flowers and plants popping up this spring that the previous owners have planted. I’ve been having my mother-in-law come over to tell me what everything is, but I’m having a difficult time remembering all those plants. This is amazing. Pinning!

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Becky Elmuccio May 21, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Sounds like the perfect resource for you, Tricia!

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Julia May 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

My husband would love this he is definitely the gardener in our family.

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Jackie June 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Downloading it now! Thank you!

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christa June 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm

That is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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Jo @ Let's Face the Music June 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

Nothing about me is smart including my phone so I have no apps but I would love this one (and others, I’m sure). Trying to describe something in the yard in words (orange fungus most recently) is often hit or miss. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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