Okay, so now you know the basics about the advanced plant search tool...let's kick it up a notch!
Access the Plant Search by clicking on the Plants tab found in the main menu at the top of any page in Gardenality.
Search by Name
If you know the name of the plant you are looking for, you can type the name or part of the name in the search field.
Search by specific Attributes, Requirements or Preferences
If you would like to find plants that grow in your zone, require a specific amount of sun light or soil, and so on, you can use the advanced plant search.
How to Build Your Search
Below is a snapshot of the advanced plant search module. There are lots of options by which you can filter your search. To see them all press the “More Attributes” button. You can then add any number of them to your search.
Start building your search by pressing on one of the green buttons and then choosing an option from the menu. The search will now only display plants matching the option you selected.
To narrow your search even more, select more than one option. Each option you select will filter all the plants so that only those matching all options will be displayed.
In the example below, Tree -AND- Full/Mostly Sun -AND- Temp/Zone were selected in the search. You can see that 85 plants matched these selections. More selections can be made from any of the attribute tabs to further narrow down your search.
Other Helpful Moves:
While building your search, you can delete any selection you've made simply by clicking on the one you want to remove. For example, using the search example above, if you found the trees you were looking for, and now want to find and look at only Shrubs that will grow in the same sun exposure and temperature zone, click on Trees to remove it, and then select Shrubs from under the Plant Type button. Better yet, you could leave Trees there and select Shrubs as well. This will provide results for both Shrubs and Trees that grow in Full/Mostly Sun and in Zone 8a.
You can take the search even one step further!
Using the same example above, you can click on the AND between each attribute to change it to an OR.