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Old 01-05-2016, 12:56 PM
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Looking for new software for Plant Information Reports

Good morning! I am no longer able to utilize my Gardensoft PlantMaster software, which has been a source for great Plant Material reports for my clients.
My new Operating System has finally put me at a place of "outgrowing " their software. They will in the future be creating a new cloud based version, but in the meantime I need something else.

So, I am asking what others use for doing these types of reports. I have enjoyed being able to customize info and photos on my last one.

Has anyone had any success in creating their own Power Point files that they can pull from to compile plant info packages?

Thanks in advance!
Karla Kramer
Second Nature Landscape Design
NW Oregon

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:40 AM
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I dont believe any full-time "landscape architects" frequent this forum.

I myself design by the seat of my pants as every jobsite is different and requires its own "touch".

Knowledge and experience gives me my very own "plant information packets", sorry I can't be of further assistance.

"Spend the extra money to do it right the first time or risk paying me double the next time."

"The cheapest way is never the right way unless I figure out a better way."
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:28 PM
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We use Horticopia. It is fully customizable for words and pictures. We've had it for years and over different operating systems.
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:17 PM
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I've used horticopia and still do in a pinch. But when they required I pay full price for what amounted to an upgrade, I soured on it.

Over time I've found that I prefer giving the clients less rather than more information. Most of the time they don't value the information, they end up doing their own google searches anyway, and not doing so doesn't hurt my sales and frees up time to spend on other pressing matters.

@Atlanta - we do have LA's here.
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:34 PM
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I'm a full time LA. I believe in the less is more philosophy. Have confidence in yourself and your knowledge. Atlanta Hardscapes might sound like he's being casual, but he is also demonstrating confidence.

I have come around to the notion that the more that you provide that others can easily provide (like pre-packaged marketing stuff) the more you become one of many. Own your uniqueness.

PS. Full time licensed LA - one that believes in great designers with or without degrees and with or without a stamp!

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