Here is my review of 10 of the most common gardening and botany apps. Each app includes a brief description and links, so you can download each app.
Flower pedia by Muli Mobile
Flower Pedia is the ultimate encyclopedia for flowers. As one of the best references for botany on the web, it boasts more that 1,500 pictures of flowers. The app also contains a rating feature, and has the ability to save and email the photos to your phone.
iPlant by Lundgren Consulting, LLC
This reference application helps you identify over 300 types of plants! iPlant goes into detail giving the plants common, scientific, and any alternative names. The app also gives a description of the plants usages (food, medicine, etc.).
Botany Buddy by AVAI VENTURES INC.
At $9.99 it is one of the most expensive botanical reference apps on the market. However, it is likely to be the only gardening app one will need. Botany Buddy has over 1,300 ornamental and native plant species, and best yet the application does not require an internet connection. This means you can keep a close eye on all your favorite plant species, even when you are on a hike or out in the garden.
Botanical Interests by Netframes
Botanical Interests is an application for anyone starting or still new to the process of having his or her own garden. Botanical Interests give you a comprehensive information about growing, maintaining, and harvesting your garden. Have a question? This app even allows you to send specific questions to Botanical Interests (the creators of the app), which is also a well-established producer of organic vegetable seeds.
Flower Garden by Snappy Touch
Rather than an app that teaches you about botany, this app is actually a game that allows you to grow your own simulated garden. You must feed, water, and maintain your plants in order for them to grow successfully. You can even send bouquets of your flowers electronically to friends and family.
Pocket Garden by At Media
The perfect app for any avid vegetable grower! Pocket Garden allows you to keep track of all the vegetables in your garden; it also allows you to monitor the expected harvest date.
Garden ToDo by Building Rainbows Software
Garden Todo is a very handy to-do list for any gardener. Organize your gardens priorities, assign specific pictures to specific tasks, and much more.
Gardening by Jeff Hale
For anyone new to gardening this app is for you! This app is not only a database of plants; it also has detailed instructions on how to care for said plants from seed to harvest.
iGarden USA by NanoSoft, LLC
iGarden is yet another app to help you keep track of your plants. Different from the other apps, iGarden also gives you advice on when to plant your seeds based on your geographic location.
MyGarden by Perceptive Designs
The only app that seems less than stellar right now is MyGarden. It like many of the other listed apps, allows you to keep track of your plants. However, this app does not have its own plant database yet and still seems to have plenty of bugs to work out.