Nurseries find an easy way to prepare signs for featured plants
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Coreopsis grandiflora
'Early Sunrise'


Semi-double heads stand tall above their foliage throughout the summer.

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Customer profiles

   Botanical gardens
   Flower gardener
   Garden clubs
   Master Gardener
   Seed exchange
   Vegetable gardeners

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"Janis says . . ."

Janis specializes in growing plants that are easy enough that her customers are assured success, but that aren't common enough to appear in front of the local drugstore.  She uses The Compleat Botanica to create simple half-page placards that she laminates and posts near her sales racks.  "What I sell are short-bloomers.  The gardener really needs to buy them well before they open, so a picture is absolutely necessary."  Janis' boutique nursery is now beginning to distribute to some of the area's larger garden centers.

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Q:  What does the "specimen available" checkbox mean?

A:  The taxonomic checklist has a checkbox which indicates whether a specimen of the given type exists in your collection.  When a taxonomic name is checked, all higher ranking names are also checked. Checked items are also highlighted using a bold face font in the taxonomic hierarchy. This feature allows you to easily see the distribution and concentration of your specimen in relation to the whole plant kingdom.

This checkbox is automatically updated as you add new specimen to your collection.  See the full story.

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  The not so obvious . . .

The Compleat Botanica for nurseries
Prepare seasonal lists of plants in bloom including climate and care data.
Print reports with simple to pizzazz styling.
Create a database of plant information for your regional specialties and print "on demand" info sheets for your customers.
Publish your offerings to your Web site.


Features for nurseries

  Checklist of names

  Seasonal interest calendar

  WYSIWYG Previews

  Professional report styling

  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for nurseries

Just a few of the data fields useful for nurseries:

  Best uses

  Desirable qualities



  USDA zones

  Sunset zones

  Heat zones

  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Climate view.

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Frequently asked questions

  Does the plant list contain plants for my climate zone?

A:  The Compleat Botanica contains approximately 105,000 vascular plant names covering tropical, temperate, arctic, and marine plants.  There is no bias toward any USDA hardiness zone. See FAQ 8, What data is included for more about this.

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Tips . . .

  If you have a large number of specimen records that you want to add to your database, you can use the Import command.

A:  The Import command reads XML files which have tagged values that follow a rigorous yet flexible and easily understood format. In a sense, XML files are “self-descriptive”, but formally they follow a standard adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium.

In addition to XML files, The Compleat Botanica can read delimited files such as comma separated values (CSV) and tab-delimited values (TXT).  Delimited files are exported from most common spreadsheet and database applications.  See the full story.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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