The Best Plant Identification Apps

The Best Plant Identification Apps

I need this. This whole blogging social media thing has been quite a ride for me. For some reason people assume that I am a horticulturist and gardening expert. The sad truth is that I am a paid by the hour union guy who flies airplanes for a living. I would love a way to identify plants that I don’t really know.

Every morning, I spend nearly and hour reading emails from people who follow us or make comments. Most people are very positive. Occasionally I get called all kinds of names and told what an idiot I am for mislabeling a plant. It is usually a scientific name that I get called on the carpet for. If I like a picture of a flower or plant, I put it on Pinterest. Foolishly I assume that if someone has labeled it with a scientific name, they must know what they are talking about. It is never my intention to deceive or fool anyone. I just leave the description on a pin when I repin it.

The funniest thing that happened to me relating to gardening is that I got an email from a network in New York. They wanted to fly me to New York to serve on a panel for a TV show as a gardening expert. I respectfully declined. I told them that it would much less embarrassing for me to not do the show and it would save them a lot of money by not flying me to New York. Anyway I have been there literally hundreds of times in my career and don’t feel the need to go back.


Anyway, back on topic, this post gives some good advice on apps for identifying plants. I will try this for sure. For the original post click HERE.

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Meet the Dan behind Dan330. He started a Pinterest account in December 2011 while off on a leave from his day job as a captain on an Airbus A330. While traveling the world, Dan practiced his longtime hobby of photography and developed his eye for natural beauty and appreciation of great photography. Continuing his love of exploration and great pictures, Dan added Pinterest to his daily routine; especially during the long Minnesota winters. His eye for great photography was recognized by the Pinterest community and in just under one year, Dan330 had attracted over one million followers. Dan and his wife Laurie have three children, seven grandchildren and two grand puppies. When not pinning, Dan loves to travel and participate in just about any outdoor activity. There are a few exceptions to this, but to find out what they are you have to go to the Dan330 board dedicated to “Things he won’t do”.