Ratings and Reviews
I echo the reviews of others that like the fact that trained botanists will review the photos submitted to give more definite answers than what simple picture comparisons may provide. I was quite happy with my answer provided, however it does cost $2 to receive such an answer.
I was able to identify other plants rather easily by comparing pictures submitted of known plants to mine. There was one though I needed expert help with and the answer was prompt as promised. I think it's worth the occasional $2 for such help. The only disappointing aspect of such help was that the specific species could not be identified given the variations endemic to my region. The answer provided was still much more than I could have done on my own however. They were able to identify the genus which was more than I was able to do.
4 stars out of 5 for the prompt reply from the expert at a reasonable price but not 5 since the species could not be identified.
Botanist HELP - YAY!
This app on its own was not able to help me identify a very fragrant shrub from my front yard. What it DID do for me, however, was put me in touch with a knowledgeable individual whom I was told in advance was a Botanist, who very promptly responded (on a SUNDAY) to my submitted photos (I sent five - one of entire plant, a closer shot of a 1 foot section, and three close ups of leaf, blossoms and blossoms and leaves together) via email with my answer. They nailed it. (Pittosporum Tobira - Mock Orange!) In addition to the identification came practical information regarding the origin/care/watering/sun/pruning/pests of my plant. The app is free. The answers? $1.99 USD, which, for the prompt, accurate information plus the bonus info included was not unreasonable, I feel. If you are seriously seeking an answer to your gardening puzzle, this app may just be your best friend because if you're diligent you will get your answer. If you can't locate it on your own within the app you still have recourse to get your answer via a trained professional. VERY pleased, indeed.
Easily Five Stars. Excellent support. Full information of the explanation of what we needed. Our question was promptly acknowledged and we were told how many responses were made ahead of mine. An hour later we had our response. The information was accurate and corresponded to the plant that we asked about. We often passed by this bush with beautiful flowers that always intrigued us as to what it was called. Easily we took a few pictures of the whole plant and close ups of the flowers and easily submitted them via the app. I used this service about six months ago and we got similar expert replies and great customer care. A small fee for the Botanist's effort and time is part of the submittal - it is worth paying this small amount for knowing how to get a plant identified that you want to bring you joy for years to come after you plant it. Thank you app Developers and Botanists!
- Gardens Alive Inc.
- 25.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Garden Answers, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Expert Advice $1.99
- Premium $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.