Friday, February 27, 2009

Plant Encyclopedia

I am not plant savy.

In fact, for most of my life I thought that shrubs were non-flowering plants, that the majority of vegetables grew on small trees, and that succulent was a dirty word.

And seeing as how this spring I wanna grow stuff in the ground, I am so happy to discover an awesome gardener's tool over at Better Homes & Gardens. They have a Plant Encyclopedia!



It's a groovy little tool to make you into an elite green-thumber, tree-hugger and gardening-guru.

All you gotta do is type in your specific requirements of what you are looking for and BHG spits out the options to meet your needs. Check it out - all I did was type in perennials in my zone that grew in partial sun and under 3 feet tall:


And that is only the first 2 pages of options! Plus they give you additional planting information for each plant so gardening has never been this easy! So go on - play in the dirt again...

10 comments:

Kristina with a K said...

What a great find! I was actually looking through gardening magazines last night wondering what the heck I'm going to do. Thanks for the site!

Kelli said...

I am SO gonna use this. My thumb is brown, and not just cuz I'm brown but because I kill all plants! This will help me, thanks.

Emily said...

Love it! Thanks for the link.

Heidi said...

Wow, that is really cool. I'll have to use that so I can add some more variety to my flower garden. Thanks for the tip.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

We've got a huge backyard to landscape this summer - thanks so much for the tip.

*claire* said...

fancy! now...if they could magically keep me from killing everything green i touch...that would be perfect.

Kim said...

You seriously ROCK MY WORLD.

That's all.

Jen M said...

No way! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thanks.

kari said...

That is awesome! I will SO be using this.

Mrs. 5C said...

oo! Fun! Thank you!!