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More than a Gardening Guide... the Complete Garden Planning System
One of life's finest treasures is a garden created through knowledgeable care. And nothing has more potential than an untouched space in your yard - bare, colorless and ready for planting.
Picking the right plants, knowing when to seed, plan, prune, and fertilize is essential. But gathering that information - and matching it to your climate, garden site and personal tastes - is a daunting task. Even most gardening software can help you barely more than a book can.
So, we've designed a garden planning system packed with exclusive features that use computer power to meet your real needs. It puts the facts together fast.
This is the only fully integrated system based on a thorough analysis of your plants' ecological needs. It pinpoints the perfect plants for your site. It can help organize a garden that is virtually care free. And, it even prints a maintenance schedule tailored to your plants and climate!
After all the time you've spent digging in the dirt, and all the long days in the hot sun planting and pruning, there will be such a sweet reward in the sense of beauty you have created. If you want to put everything you can into your garden, try Garden Companion.
Next to a shovel - and some icy cold lemonade - it's all you'll ever need.
Using this software is as colorful and easy as strolling through your garden. Here are a few of its many features:
A Plant Encyclopedia that you can use for reference or as a part of the system. Over 1,000 plants are described with 43 cultivation requirements, including light levels, soil Ph, soil fertility, climate zones, frost dates, water needs, salt tolerance, common pests, disease tolerance and much more - all cross-indexed as part of the system.
A Site Planner that correlates your specific needs to the plants in the encyclopedia - automatically!
A Care Calendar that prints a chore list, specific to your plant selections and climate zone.
A Photo Gallery of plants that lets you pick plants for your garden by aesthetic appeal.
The exclusive Plan Type Filter - simply pick a plant that already thrives in your garden, and Garden Companion suggests others that will do equally well.
Gorgeous color photographs illustrate every plant, taken by award winning garden photographer/designer Derek Fell.
Preplanned English Gardens, Desert Gardens, Cutting Beds and other sample gardens you can modify to use in your own yard.
CD quality music to entertain you as you plan.
About Derek Fell...
Author of 35 garden books & calendars, host of cable TV's Step-By-Step Gardening and winner of Best Book, Best Garden Photography and Best Garden Articles from the Garden Writers Association of America. A frequent contributor to Architectural Digest, The New York Times Magazine, Beautiful Gardens, Decorating & Remodeling, Woman's Day and New Choice, this is Derek Fell's second contribution to CD-ROM based Multimedia.
Windows: MPC Compliant Computer, 8 MB RAM, 8 MB free hard disk space, 16 bit sound card (8 bit option will play pronunciation, but not music), Single speed or better CD-ROM drive, 256 Color VGA graphics, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher.
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