2015 Best Nine on Instagram from Plants Map

Our 2015 Best Nine on Instagram from Plants Map: The plant stories behind the Instagram photos! The following plants were our most popular #2015bestnine photos on Instagram from Plants Map.  All photos were taken by co-founder (and social media manager) Tracy Blevins. See their full Plants Map stories and photo gallery below: #1 Rose of Sharon – 8 photos […]

Newlin Grist Mill a refuge for connecting with nature, history

At the outer fringe of the Philadelphia suburbs, a 160-acre park manages to be a natural oasis, hands-on learning lab and preserver of early American ways of life, all under one umbrella. The Newlin Grist Mill, a 1704 mill surrounded by a park laced with trails, trout and frog ponds is run by the nonprofit […]

Grant Resources & Fundraising Tools for Gardens, Landscapes, and Horticulture

We frequently hear from organizations that they rely upon grants, private funding and donations to support various projects and improvements for their landscapes, gardens & programs.  In order to help find financial assistance we have compiled a list of websites that include grant resources and other fundraising opportunities. If you have more to add, please send us a […]

Troubleshooting a QR Code reader that is not working

Updated January 8, 2018 The QR code engraved on Plants Map signs and tags is simply an image or picture that your smartphone can turn into website address. Just like you might type google.com into your browser to go to do a search at Googe, with a QR code, you would scan the code and […]

10 Ways Public Gardens Can Use Plants Map

How can your public garden benefit from using PlantsMap.com? Create a mobile cloud-based plant inventory that is easy-to-use and allows for more than one person to update, reducing errors caused when teams share spreadsheets or use other manual record keeping methods. Use Plants Map to document plant material sources and maintenance notes from staff, volunteers, […]

A Good Tree Inventory Can Improve the Environmental Impact

Most of us involved in tree planting are ‘get out there and get it done’ sort of folks. We would rather get our hands dirty planting trees than keep records. However like any good business or long-range project, reliable accurate data is essential to good planning and stewardship of resources. A tree inventory is a basic […]

Why Should I Make A Tree Inventory?

Note: This is the first of 2 journal posts about creating and maintaining a tree inventory. There are numerous reasons to make a tree inventory. Starting with good tree identification and an inventory list, you can: Determine and increase the environmental impact of trees in your community. Improve the process of planting and maintaining trees. Assess the […]

Graceland Cemetery Introduces a Plants Map Interactive Arboretum Tour

Chicago’s historic Graceland Cemetery is providing visitors a unique way to connect with its renowned beauty by using PlantsMap.com to provide interactive self-guided tours showing photographs and details about the trees in the park-like “Cemetery of Architects.” Graceland recently became a certified arboretum, and staff there quickly realized there was a demand for a digital […]

15 Tips For Photographing Trees And Plants

For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking about taking photos of trees and plants. The thing that was on my mind was that I spent all winter waiting for spring to arrive so that the trees and plants had their summer clothes back on so that I could take a photo showing what […]

Celebrate Arbor Day Every Day

For me spring means Arbor Day. I always remember back to elementary school when a science teacher took us outside to explain to us the importance of trees. She explained how they grew, how buds and leaves worked, and why trees were good.  I also learned that day trees had names: Maple, Oak, Walnut! Our homework […]