Milliken legacy is visible in Spartanburg arboreta

Kevin Parris often reminds his students in the horticulture program at Spartanburg (SC) Community College how lucky they are to study within a short drive of five arboreta. “I tell them every year, you can’t go to a university in this country that has access to the grounds that we do within a stone’s throw and […]

Gardens serve many purposes at Reynolds Community College

Every Wednesday, Master Gardener volunteers from the Richmond (Virginia) area come to the Goochland Campus of Reynolds Community College. They tend to an herb garden on campus that is a joint project between the Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardeners and the students enrolled in Reynolds’ horticulture program. It was installed in 2015, and serves as both a […]

Creative Learning at University of Central Florida Arboretum

Arboreta are a highlight of many college campuses. They provide a place for horticultural students to flex their muscles and for the campus to showcase plant collections and the types of vegetation that thrive in a school’s region. But why should this opportunity to connect people with new knowledge about plants end at the arboretum […]

Creating city landscapes is art in Waxahachie, Texas

How many cities have a full-time artist on staff? Talk to Chris Seale and you’ll quickly learn that that’s how he sees his job as horticulturalist for the city of Waxahachie, Texas. Seale was hired two years ago to lead beautification efforts in this city of roughly 32,000 just south of the Dallas suburbs. “I love that […]

Garden Bloggers Fling 2017 – A Capital Region Horticultural Experience

I recently had the opportunity to attend for the first time the Garden Bloggers Fling held this year in the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland area.  It was a pleasure to meet Jennifer Ebeling of 6ftmama.com and she invited me to participate in a re-cap of the garden tours on her Still Growing Gardening Podcast. […]

The Gardens at Kansas State University bring community to campus

The Gardens at Kansas State University play a dual role in their community. Located on campus with no entry fees or gates to separate them from the public, they welcome visitors from the local community and beyond. Since the gardens were started in 1875, they have provided a living laboratory for horticulture students to practice plant identification, […]

Invite to Bee Counted with Plants Map and the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

We are excited to announce that Plantsmap.com has joined the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge as a network partner.  It is our goal to help add more pollinator friendly habits to the MPGC map via our community profiles that have pollinator landscapes and plant collections. What is the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC)? The Million Pollinator […]