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This Parrot can tell you when your plants need water

on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

There’s been a bit of interest in plant monitors here at The Gadgeteer.  (Apparently many of you have better luck with plants than I do – even my artificial plants look unhealthy!)  The Parrot Flower Power sensor is a new entry into the wireless plant monitoring field.  The Flower Power was developed in collaboration withRead More…


Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpot review

on Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Gadget loving gardeners now have another way to keep their thumbs a nice shade of Green. Remember the Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor that I reviewed a few months ago (see link below in Related Posts section)? That device sent notifications to your email and smartphone alerting you when your plant required watering. The Click & Grow SmartpotRead More…


Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Review

on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

I happen live with someone who loves plants and gardening. Jeanne’s actually getting ready to take a master gardener’s course with our county extension office. Although Jeanne loves house plants, you couldn’t tell by looking at them. The poor poor things…


Koubachi Gives your Houseplants a Voice

on Friday, May 25th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you are one of the many people that struggle with the dreaded “Black thumb” affliction, there is a solution. Just place a Koubachi WiFi plant sensor in the soil next to one of your potted plants and it will gather temperature, moisture and light information that will help you keep your plant alive andRead More…

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LeafSnap App: Poison Ivy or Just Ivy

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Leafsnap is a new iOS application that  is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.  This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves,Read More…


Your Computer Has a Green Thumb Even When You Don’t

on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Reviews

I live with someone that loves growing house plants. We have a bazillion of them in our family room. Jeanne likes buying and growing plants, but (and don’t tell her I told you…), she doesn’t have the Greenest of thumbs. At any one time, there will be several plants that look like they are justRead More…

Wearable Hummingbird Feeder

on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with a hummingbird, you now have your chance with the Wearable Hummingbird Feeder from It’s a head mounted face shield with a feeding tube built into the forehead of the mask. The mask and helmet are painted Red to attract the hummingbirds, whileRead More…