Finally...an App for Gardeners, Retailers, Landscapers and Designers about Useful Perennials, Annuals Veggies and Shrubs for the Garden.
Over 1000 different plants, 100's of photos, videos, and a deer browsing guide make this product unique. Works on iOS (apple products) and Androids. Now you can have Dr A's insights, hints for success and his choices for best varieties in your back pocket everywhere you go. All for $4.99.
Good news, The App, version 2, has been revised for all iOS users (iPhones, iPads) and now for Android phones as well. The new App delivers even more information about great plants, great garden centers and even great books in a simple-to-read format. The new version is easy to navigate and provides a book on your phone or tablet.
Listing your IGC on the app is Free of Charge!! It is time "to take us to them"
Follow These Simple Instructions to Have Your Garden Center Listed for FREE!
1. Provide current contact information - Name, phone, garden center address.
2. Website or Facebook page URL. (Note: Only one URL can be listed.)
3. Garden center photos. TIP: The best photos are those with shoppers in the store or happy customers and/or sales people. An overhead photo of ten acres of glass does not inspire shopping.
4. Tell someone why they want to visit in a short paragraph. Provide a short paragraph of why your daughter’s friends would want to shop at your store. Be creative!
Take a look at other listings on the App - they are the best guides to emulate.
Only garden centers that have approached Dr A are listed. He does not solicit retailers to be listed. That way, only the smartest and most up-to-date retailers are on the App.
Send everything to Dr. Armitage at firstname.lastname@example.org
Promote the App to your customers and fans through your website, e-blasts and other forms of promotion. You are on the App, so why would you not promote it? It costs nothing and gives you one more thing to talk about in your communications! Contact Maria Zampini for easy-to-use information and icons to help you promote the App.
Dr A's Partners on The App
They have all volunteered their time and their expertise to make the App richer and more informative. Please say hello.
All America Selections: I love working with the people at AAS, who along with their sister group National Garden Bureau do invaluable work for the gardening community. We have teamed up so I can include their national winners (flowers and veggies) o=under the appropriate plant pages.
American Horticultural Society: AHS is America's cheerleader for gardening and gardeners. I recommend their spirit, their magazine (American Gardener) and their programs. Membership includes so many bonuses that I have included a special page on the App so people can garden with AHS.
Brent & Becky Bulbs: If I talk bulbs, I like to have this icon of the bulb world with me. Their recommendations appear on every page. All bulbs in the App can be directly ordered through the App with just a few clicks.
Brie Arthur (Foodscaping) brings this most popular trend to us. Brie is the most knowledgeable person in the field of “foodscaping”, sharing insight about the importance and pleasure of selecting ornamental plants that also have culinary value.
Brushwood Nursery: Vines are too often underused and misunderstood. Brushwood is a leaders in the their production and distribution -users can purchase any of the vines on the App simply by linking to Brushwood.
Chris VanCleave: Chris is well known as America's Favorite Rose Gardener. His website, the Redneck Rosarian is one of the most popular plant sites the Web. He brings enormous content about shrub roses to all of us.
Coast of Maine Organic Products, Inc. is known for making world class, hand crafted, organically approved compost blends that are super charged, resulting in amazing gardening results that keep customers returning year after year. Coast of Maine provides unrivaled compost blends and is a true partner in helping garden centers become successful. Many garden centers on the App carry their products.
Garden Product Reviews: Who doesn’t want the best pruners, best garden saw or long lasting garden gloves? Monica Hemmingway's whose up-to-date information allows all users to quickly and easily search for the best of anything.
Herb Society of America: The popularity of herbs is skyrocketing, and the diversity for the gardener just keeps getting better. The experts at the HSA provide recommendations for the App.
Hoffman Nursery and Emerald Coast Nursery: Both these excellent wholesale nurseries are well known for their expertise in ornamental grasses. I continually ask their advice on this large group of plants – the result is an wonderful selection of grasses for wildlife, non-invasiveness and ease of gardening.
Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa has forgotten more about houseplants than I ever knew. Lisa shares her recommendations and secrets for success to all of us. The best houseplants for any part of the house and the newest varieties as well.
Maria Zampini of Upshoot LLC: Maria has been a very supportive and driving force in helping to bring my many projects to life. She grew up in the horticulture industry and leads one heck of a marketing firm. She is a also the author of Garden-pedia: An A-Z Guide to Gardening Terms.
Master Nursery Garden Centers: Providing information about high quality garden centers is an important part of the App. Master Nursery works with hundreds of garden centers throughout the country. A special page "A's Thoughts on Great Garden Centers allows the user to locate these excellent businesses.
Plant Delights Nursery: Is there a more fabulous source for the unusual, the spectacular and the excellent than Tony and Anita's wonderful nursery? Now everyone can order their dream plants using the link on the App.
Plantsmap.com: Plants Map allows anyone to solve the challenges of documenting, organizing, mapping, tagging and sharing information about the plants in your garden. It is a special site, designed and maintained by very special people. Be sure to check them out from the "Partner"s page.
Shannon Pable (Ferns): When I need a little help with ferns, I know where to turn. Shannon has been one of the fern experts at Georgia Perimeter College for years, working with the renown expert, George Sanko. They are both outstanding.
Shawna Coronado (Drought Resistant Plants): Shawna is a rock star; respected and admired wherever she speaks and works. Drought resistance will always be important and Shawna brings her expertise about selection of plants that tolerate drought.
The Perennial Farm: I have worked closely with this giant of perennial plant production for years. Their product list and quality is outstanding. Plants listed in the App can be ordered directly from The Perennial Farm Marketplace.
Vinnie Simone: Vincent Simeone (Shrubs): Vinny has directed the exceptional gardens at Planting Fields on Long Island, NY for many years. He has taken the estate and gardens from a sleepy vista to a must-see garden. Vinny’s expertise is asked to speak about woody plants across the country. We are truly fortunate to have Vinny as a partner on the App.
Walters Gardens: Walters Gardens is without doubt one of the finest perennial nurseries in the country. They have joined forces with me to distribute the App to the many garden centers with whom they work. Their expertise in plant breeding, marketing & sales make the App so much stronger.