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At the center of the site is one of the world's largest and most complete plant databases containing over 200,000 photos of over 600,000 plants. This interactive feature enables members to share photos and information about the plants they are interested in, and facilitates discussion centered around those contributions. Detailed information, such as parentage, bloom color, hardiness, etc, is present for most plants in the database, and a powerful search engine lets visitors find plants by querying for these specific characteristics.
Daily articles and and a weekly podcast are posted to the site, and a weekly email newsletter containing all the ideas from the previous week, along with the best photos posted to the database, and much more, is sent out to the members every weekend.
The site also features gardening blogs, a useful gardening planting calendar, reviews of gardening companies, and dozens of highly active forums are available for countless hours of entertainment, gardening inspirations, and conversation.
All Things Plants was founded by Dave and Trish Whitinger, who live on a 90 acre farm with their six children in East Texas. They have a homestead with extensive gardens (both flower and vegetables), cows, chickens, and various other domestic animals. In addition to being a master gardener, Dave is also a software programmer whose passion is to bring gardeners together and provide them with custom made software tools that both serve gardeners and take online gardening to the next level.
There is no charge for the use of any All Things Plants features.