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Oh, how times have changed.

Software for each of the plant-related disciplines is available to help you learn more about plants, their identification, their problems and solutions, and more.  Organizing what you've learned, either from direct experience, or from published sources, is one place where computers can be a valuable aid.

When Luther Burbank performed his experiments with fruits and vegetables nearly a century ago he produced new varieties of potatoes, apples, plums, and quince, plus many other horticultural wonders.  His method for keeping track of his vast collection of successes and failures was a simple 3 by 5 card collection.  Oh, how times have changed.

To help you compare software products and to choose the best tool for your needs, see the charts on these pages.

If you're looking for software to organize, label, sort, and publish your own collection of plants and pictures, take a look at   The Compleat Botanica.


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Software for plant related disciplines
   CD's with collections of plant photographs

With today's easy to use digital cameras, everyone can have their own online photo gallery.    Here is a collection of compact disks with plant photographs.   ......................................

   Horticultural reference databases

Compact disks with databases of plant distribution, growing conditions, and habits.   ......................................

   Software to label your plants

The only difference between a hobbyist's garden and a garden that people stop and notice, is the use of accurate and easy-to-read labels.   ......................................

   Garden planning, modeling and simulation software

Planning a garden on paper or using today's gardening software can be fun when you're trapped inside on a winter day.  Here is a list of some of today's popular "instant garden" software.   ......................................

   Software for phylogeny and cladistics

Today's research into genetics is rewriting both the history and the classification of plants.  The higher taxonomic ranks of class, order, family and tribe are losing their centuries old meaning as we learn more about the history of the tree of life.   ......................................

   Software for plant systematics

Software for plant systematics and identification using keys. Systematics is the classification of living organisms and the evolutionary relationships among them.   ......................................

   Software to organize your plant collection

Recording data and capturing pictures of personal plant collections is a common passion among enthusiasts specializing in one plant family or one geographic region.   ......................................

   Gardening journal software

If you like recording daily tasks and work performed, you'll find some software below that can help you keep an electronic diary.   ......................................

   Landscape design software

Landscape design requires knowledge of local climate, native plants, and the possibilities for trees, shrubs, and flowers suitable for a client's space.   ......................................

   Software for translation of Latin to English

Understanding botanical Latin can make gardening more enjoyable.   ......................................

   Reference tools for plant enthusiasts

The World Wide Web has made the entire process of finding and using good reference material a snap.   ......................................

   Biodiversity management software

Biological diversity and collection management software.   ......................................

Last reviewed October 31, 2004   

 

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