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Planta Locus for Nurseries

March 7th, 2013  |  Published in Site Information

Planta Locus (“Plant Place” in Latin) is a marketplace for plants.  Homeowners, contractors, designers, brokers, and other landscape players utilize Planta Locus to find and expedite the purchase of plants.

In addition to being a marketplace for plants, Planta Locus is a simple and powerful marketing and inventory tool for your nursery business.  For every plant you enter into inventory, we make sure this data is seen by our visitors.



Frequently Asked Questions

Who updates my inventory information?screenshot 5514 Planta Locus for Nurseries
You do.  We have build a simple and intuitive interface that makes management a snap.    Create a membership, login, and select “Manage Planta Locus”.

We are a wholesale nursery and only provide pricing to landscape professionals.  Can I choose who sees what?
Yes.  We give you the option to display pricing to landscape professionals and/or the general public. If you have have both retail and wholesale customers, our system allows you to enter different prices for different groups.

What’s the catch?
There is no catch.  We feel strongly that everyone benefits from creating an open, transparent venue to market plant material.  There is no cost to create a membership, use the tool, and enjoy the perks.

Who can sign up for this?
Retail and wholesale nurseries are encouraged to utilize Planta Locus as we have both industry pros and garden enthusiasts frequenting the website.

We have an inventory system in place that publishes our availability already.  Why consider using Planta Locus?
In short, broadcasting your availability on your website alone is fine, but it restricts your exposure to only those already at your site.  Let Landscape Resource turn our visitors into your customers.

How often do I have to update my inventory?
As often as you like.  However, we do publicly display the last time you updated your account on your profile.  Customers are more likely to contact nurseries with recent activity.  Additionally, customers can make reviews about nurseries and are encouraged to do so.  If there is a large discrepancy between what you advertise as available and what is reality, disappointed and frustrated customers will voice their opinion.

How accurate must I keep my inventory?
It’s up to you.  You can enter exact figures or ranges.  In the back-end, we save whatever numbers you enter.  On the front-end, the user sees a range rather than an exact figure.  It depends on what you user Planta Locus for.  If Planta Locus is your primary inventory system, you’ll likely want to enter exact figures.  If you have an existing inventory system in place, then entering estimates is likely the best way to proceed.

Do you have a mobile App?
We are working hard on creating a mobile App so you can take Planta Locus in your yard to more effectively utilize the tool.


Coming Soon:  Video Tutorial on Updating Planta Locus

Planta Locus: A Marketplace for Plants

March 7th, 2013  |  Published in Site Information

In an age where information flows more readily than water, one can essentially find and buy everything online.  And not only can you find one or two of what you are looking for, you usually find yourself in a competitive marketplace where so many choices can almost be daunting.

So how do landscape designers, contractors, and homeowners find plants in this information age?  Well, let’s just say the landscape trade hasn’t quite embraced the information age to its fullest potential.

But here at Landscape Resource, we’ve made enough of phone calls, checked enough websites, squinted over enough hard-to-read availability lists, and driven to enough nurseries to know there must be a better way.  And since no one has made it easy for us all yet, we decided to tackle the challenge ourselves.
So after months of development and hundreds of interviews with major players in the nursery and landscape trade, we are bursting with excitement to introduce you to the beta version of Landscape Resource’s


Planta Locus™



Here’s how it works:

1.  Browse for plants in our plant library.
2.  Click the Planta Locus tab (Planta Locus translates to”Plant Place” in Latin for all you botanical name lovers).
3.  Done.  We show you everything you need to know to make a buying decision:  Who has it, how far away, what it costs, how many, what sizes, and what it looks like in the nursery.

screenshot 552 Planta Locus:  A Marketplace for Plants

It really is that easy.  And if you want the plant, call up the nursery or swing on by.  We stay out of the transaction so you save.

How can we provide this information?  Nurseries (both retail and wholesale) join Landscape Resource, enter their inventory and prices, upload photos from the field, and wait for your call.

We are continually building our network of nurseries that support Planta Locus in order to provide you with more variety, better prices, and appropriate plants for your garden.

Test it out and let us know what you think!

Are you a Nursery that wants in on this?  Read how.

Share your Landscape and Win!

May 22nd, 2011  |  Published in Site Information

Fresh for 2012, Landscape Resource will be share landscape 002 Share your Landscape and Win!awarding one $50 gift certificate (good at participating garden centers and nurseries) to noteworthy landscapes each month, chosen from the Landscape Gallery.  Selected landscapes, chosen by Landscape Resource administrators and Contributors, will also be elevated to “Featured Landscape” status for one month.  Judges will look for progressive, unique, and sustainable landscapes to honor. Read the rest of this entry »

California Native Plant Community Information

September 16th, 2010  |  Published in Site Information

Jump straight to:

>> Interactive Plant Community Map

>> Native California Plant Listings

>> Native California Plant Community Descriptions

hline 001 California Native Plant Community Information

The California native plant information presented on this site is intended to whet the appetite of the novice plant enthusiast and satisfy the deeper curiosity of a vast number of landscape professionals.  This is accomplished by presenting quality native plant information and stunning imagery in a simple and intuitive way.

As in nature, the native plants on the site are organized by specific plant communities.  Like so much of the information on the website, a zip code is used to associate the browser with “local” native plant communities.  But because zip code maps were not drawn to respect countless variables in microclimates or topography, it is impossible to accurately list all of the plant communities by zip code.  So, Landscape Resource has widened the association to include all relevant plant communities that may occur in the browser’s county.

native plant map California Native Plant Community Information Read the rest of this entry »

Landscape Gallery (Landscapes by Theme)

April 9th, 2010  |  Published in Site Information


The landscape gallery is an array of inspiring images categorized by the expressed personality of a landscape. Ranging from restraint to exuberance, or formal to natural, a wide variety of traits help distinguish and categorize garden themes.

We have organized all landscapes loaded by both general members and landscape professionals in this section.  This way, you can easily browse the style of garden you are interested in.

As you explore the landscape themes, you will see imagery and garden descriptions supplied by Landscape Resource contributors, professionals, and community members.  Additionally, for each theme, you will find a list of suggested plants that one may use use in such a landscape. Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Landscapes Selection Criteria

March 30th, 2010  |  Published in Site Information

The gardens presented in Featured Landscapes have undergone a critical review by seasoned landscape professionals in order to ensure the work highlighted is unique, thought-provoking, and exhibits environmentally appropriate characteristics.  The result of the review process is a curated collection of landscapes worthy of attention and acclaim.

Those who evaluate Featured Landscapes for approval look for satisfaction of the following Landscape Requirements and responses to the Characteristics of Featured Landscape questions. Read the rest of this entry »