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Continued: Digging with the newest garden tool: an app

  • Article by: GAIL BROWN HUDSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 25, 2014 - 3:28 PM

 

Have some fun

A winner with the kids, Trees Pro HD Nature Mobile (iPhone/iPad and Android) identifies North American and European trees with fun quizzes and whiz-bang noises. It also has photos and basic information for a limited list of trees. But, hey, it’s free.

 

Imagine a landscape

You won’t have to guess what your house would look like with new plants, shrubs or trees in front of it. iScape ($9.99 for iPhone/iPad, a free “lite” version for Android), allows you to take a photo of your house, then “redesign your yard.

 

Paint a portrait

Though it’s not really a gardening app, what gardener wouldn’t love Waterlogue (iPhone/iPad, Android). For $2.99, this app lets you turn a photo of your favorite flower into a beautiful watercolor portrait. How’s that for garden art?

 

Gail Brown Hudson is a Minneapolis freelance writer and video producer who’s working on a master’s degree in horticulture at the University of Minnesota.

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