Plant Base provides detailed information about garden and wild plants - directly from your own computer so always available in seconds. There is no dependency on an internet connect and the plant data is entirely under your control.
Enables searching by names and a multitude of other characteristics, helping you to select the best plants for your next garden project or growing season.
Search results or individual plant names can be saved in personal plant lists.
Everything is recorded within the database files, on your PC's hard-drive (or optionally external storage). Plant Base is not a CD-ROM type product with fixed data but instead uses an active read/write database, so all plant data is fully editable by the end-user. You can add your own information and photos to create a uniquely personal plant reference resource, customised to your specific needs. In fact, whilst we supply a database complete with thousands of plant records and pictures, specialist users may prefer to start with an empty database and then build a chosen collection of plant information records and images.
Plant Base is designed as a straightforward plant information encyclopedia and all its features are focused on this. Though built around a powerful database system, no technical skills are needed. The emphasis of the application is on a functional, no-nonsense approach to usability and considerable flexibility. There are no frills, but it is fast, powerful, simple to run and uses no unnecessary computer resources.
Each plant is described within the database by a large number of standard elements such as size and colour, accompanied by text notes and pictures. Plants may be searched by any of these as selection criteria. Plant varieties are alphabetically sequenced by botanical name (Latin, binomial), but can be located by their common name if preferred. There is also allowance for alternative names (synonyms).
The ability to save personal plant lists is an important feature. They have many uses, from simple lists to 'bookmark' interesting plants to planting design project schedules. Each list may be freely named and there is no limit to the number stored. They can be easily exported for use in an external program if required.