Tech Check: Green thumb tech - FOX 13 News

Tech Check: Green thumb tech

Posted: Updated:
Flower Power by Parrot Flower Power by Parrot
The interface for Flower Power by Parrot The interface for Flower Power by Parrot
Garden Pro! app for Apple devices Garden Pro! app for Apple devices
Beginners Gardening Guide app for Android device Beginners Gardening Guide app for Android device
ATLANTA -

Spring arrived this past week. And if you have got a desire to get out in the garden as soon as possible, make sure to take your smart device with you. We are giving thumbs up to a cool gadget and a couple of apps that will help turn your thumb green.

We've got something for your favorite house plant. It is the Flower Power by Parrot. The device is placed in the soil and then it can talks to you tablet or smartphone giving vital statistics about the plant. It will push notification to your device to let you know what your plant needs.

Flower Power costs $59 and might make a good Mother's Day which is coming up in a little over a month.

Did you know that the south leads all other regions in outdoor gardening? Here are a couple of app suggestions from Verizon Wireless that are readily available at the tips of your green thumbs:

Garden Pro! - This app has more than 7,000 plants in its database. It can help you manage and plan your garden. The app is for Apple devices and will cost 99 cents.

Beginners Gardening Guide
- This free Android app offers detailed information about gardening design and growing everything from vegetable to flower gardens.

Do you use technology to help your make your thumb greener? Let FOX 5's Doug Evans know. Find him at facebook.com/DougEvansFOX5 or on Twitter at @DougEvansFOX5

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:33:03 GMT
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
  • Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:29:13 GMT
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
  • Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:38:24 GMT
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices