We all lose plant tags and forget plant names, so GreenPlantSwap has a simple way for you to make a permanent list of the plants in your garden. With this list you will always know what they are and what they need.
Top right of each plant record in the Plant Finder is an 'In my garden' YES/NO toggle. Click it to YES when you find your plant and your listing will be made. That's it, just one click! (Fig. 1)
Identifying the plant in the first place, however, can be a challenge. Here are three ways to go about it:
If you know the common or botanical name of the plant, search for that in the Plant Finder then check it is your plant (common names often apply to several plants).
If you don't know the specific name, but know the plant type, enter the genus name only (e.g. Acer, Hosta or Rosa) in the Plant Finder. This will bring up images of all the plants in that genus to browse.
If you don't know the genus and/or can't find the plant, then take a photo or two to post here in Talk Gardening. One of our helpful members will most likely identify it for you.
The listings you make then appear in two places:
In 'Listings' where you can add your own notes or photos and edit the list. You can find Listings under your account name top right of this screen. (Fig. 2 & 3)
On your Grower page (if you choose) so other gardeners can see what you might be able to swap or provide a cutting from. (Fig. 4)
Once you have made your listing, you can click on it at any time to see the growing information. You can even click (in Listings) to swap or sell the plant when you have grown more than you need.
Any questions do ask below.