In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can get the Backyard Gardener badge by planting 100 plants. There are two ways to drop a plant(more specifically a flower) to the ground: by dragging the flower icon to the floor, and by touching the flower icon and selecting plant. Does the first method count as planting, or do I need to manually press plant in the inventory? Because to me, that's basically "tossing" the plant to the ground.
According to an Animal Crossing: New Leaf wiki, the Backyard Gardener badge can only be obtained through planting flower seeds; replanting doesn't count:
Planting flowers taken from the Tropical Island, Villages you have visited and replanting flowers do not count towards your total needed.
(I assume you meant replanting flowers, since drag-and-drop for seeds just drops the packet onto the ground.)
in Wild World(DS) when you drag it off screen it plants the flower (signified by sound and it popping out of the ground). If the flower comes out of the ground when you drag it, its planted. if not. its dropped and doesnt count towards the plant flower mission