Using Bonsai Genie
You click an icon on the desktop to start Bonsai Genie.
The Program Selection screen is
The Selection screen shows a subset of commonly used programs.
The system has additional programs e.g. System programs to help you manage Backups and Restores
ALL programs can be run from the Menu.
plants in Garden Areas, with photos and info
Add, edit and delete the names of
plants you like, and plants recommended by friends
SEND plants and photos by
GET Plants by email (from other Bonsai Genie users)
Gardens and Garden Areas (Specimen Display Areas, borders, beds)
Options for Gardens and Garden Areas
First Screenshot Second Screenshot
Editing a Bonsai Display Area. Note that you can have notes for each Display Area
(for reminders, Printouts etc)
Linking photos to plants
This set of 8 screenshots show you the process to select a photo, a plant, and then a specimen of that plant.
The specimen is then linked to the photo.
Look out for these features:
You can select an existing plant, or add a new
You can rename the photo. Click on the Suggest button. Bonsai Genie derives a unique file name, based on the name of the plant you have selected. Click Rename.
When a photo is selected
from a folder, the folder name is stored in your database.
You can use Thumbnails to explore the folder from within this program, and select additional photos for linking.
Linking photos to garden areas
If you click on Garden Photo above, you get this screen
You then use the Gardener and Garden Areas pop-up to make a
When you have matched the Gardener and Garden Area to the Photo, click Link
With Bonsai Genie you can:
View plants, gardens and photos on SWAP Library CD's
(Yes, you can explore ANY
Plants database created by other users of the software!)
Copy plants from a variety of Plant Finder and Master databases on CD to your Bonsai Genie database on hard disc.
Will I get help if I'm stuck?
Yes. We take pride in our personalized customer support, and we like to
hear about your gardening and your collection.
You will be invited to participate in our exclusive “Ideas Genie Community” forum.
There’s a special board on that forum for
Options for buying Bonsai Genie:
We do NOT offer downloads for Bonsai Genie
1) Buy Bonsai Genie with a licence
2) Buy an Evaluation Download, try before you buy (Full system). Look for the link on this page
Note: Bonsai Genie has inbuilt restrictions until registered.
You are restricted to adding a maximum of 20 plants and photos.
You register Bonsai Genie using a licence key.
Getting a licence:
If you choose option 1) above, your Licence Key will be shown on the CD Case.
choose option 2) above, then later proceed to buy, a Licence key will be emailed to you on receipt of payment.
If you wish to to use Bonsai Genie on a computer which HAS an internet connection:
You register Bonsai Genie on
the internet using a special Bonsai Genie program
If you wish to use Bonsai Genie on a computer which DOES NOT HAVE an internet connection:
You can register by an exchange of emails (contact us for more information)