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Look at all the times that we’re supposed to send flowers to people. There’s Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (which is coming up in America), Birthdays, Anniversaries…- well you get the idea.
As guys, we all have to go through this little dance. And no matter what a woman says, they always like getting flowers. Have her be the only one of her friends who didn’t get some flowers on Valentine’s Day and you’ll know just how much trouble you’ve caused by not spending some bucks on some “soon to be dead and forgotten plant life”.
Thank goodness for the App Store. You knew that sooner or later they’d come up with a way to make that easier on all of us. Actually it was the one man shop of Snappy Touch that we can thank for “Flower Garden”. This app is a very relaxing take on growing some flowers and then making your own bouquets and emailing them to anyone you want.
It’s hard to call this a game. In fact I’m not really sure what to call it. Flower Garden has a chance to be a time management game, but there’s not really enough of the “frantic” feel to make it one of those. I don’t bring this up to bash on the app, I just want to clear away any thought that there was a big time game feel to this.
In Flower Garden your job is to…- well…- grow flowers in a garden. You’ve got several pots at your disposal, then plant some seeds, keep them watered, watch them grow, and then you can cut them to make a nice bouquet. Then you can send the flowers to anyone you want by email, complete with a note –- just like the flower shops.
That last part is where the Flower Garden really shows its worth. Not only is it fun to send flowers to the women in my life, but my kids like doing the same thing. They’ve sent a couple dozen email bouquets in the last few days and have had a great time doing it. Flower Garden gives you several backgrounds to add to your email. I can’t imagine how much money I’ve saved in flowers already, and with Mother’s Day coming up I’ve got some more emails to send.
The controls are very simple. The hardest thing you have to do is make sure that you have enough water in the pots. But there are some really nice parts of the controls that the app doesn’t tell you about. For instance you can rotate the pots to see the plants better. You can tilt your device and the flowers will sway. Even changing the backgrounds for your emails isn’t discussed but a quick swipe with your finger and you can scroll through them.
As you play you also unlock more seeds that you can grow. I always love having things to unlock. I’d like to see them also have some different backgrounds or other things you can add to your bouquets. I’m not trying to make anyone question me, but it would be nice to have some ribbon or Baby’s Breath to go with the email. I did, however notice that the dev is looking at have the flowers cross pollinate. That would be really cool and add a lot to the app. Hey, what about some Black Roses so you can send emails to people you don’t like…- just a thought.
So, while it may not be a game in the traditional sense, Flower Garden is a nice app to have around. There’s something nice and relaxing about growing the flowers, and even a little painful to see them die when you forget to water them. And the ability to send little “Flower emails” with personal messages is a great little bonus.
Unleash your inner Flower Child and spread the love with Flower Garden.
Very Nice Looking App
Sending Flowers This Way Is Cheaper Than The Real Thing
More Seeds To Unlock
Not Much Of A “Game”, So Be Warned
Most Of The App Is Up To You To Figure Out