University Heights Arts Association promotes art through garden-focused projects

Growing a vibrant arts community bears many similarities to the work of a gardener. Creativity must be tended like a seedling, nurtured and given an environment to thrive. This is the work that Mary Ouimette-Kinney and Larry Kinney have been doing for decades in their community in Buffalo, N.Y. It’s the mission that led them […]

Plants Map Developer Updates: May 2017

A summary of updates and new features released as of May 13, 2017. New user ‘stats’ summary on individual and organization profiles showing number of plants, collections, network connections, followers, and following. All stats are clickable shortcut links.   New user ability to Post News from their profile page at the top of their ‘News’ section. […]

The Cherokee Garden preserves plant traditions for future generations

As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, born and raised in Oklahoma, Tony Harris grew up absorbing Cherokee traditions from his family. Many of those traditions, like the traditional medicinal remedies his mother used, are tied to plants. When Harris, now a resident of Marietta, Ga., retired, he and his wife, Carra, became certified Master […]

Mapping Plants with Drones

Over the past year we’ve been playing a lot with drones. Using drones, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) as they are often called, in the field of agriculture has proven to be quite a useful tool for people who grow plants. Drones can be used for creating video and still photos, for 3D modeling, mapping, […]

Invite to connect ArbNet Accredited Arboreta

Plantsmap.com is excited to invite ArbNet Accredited Arboreta to connect with the ArbNet profile on Plants Map.   The ArbNet Accreditation Program was started by The Morton Arboretum as a way to establish and share a widely recognized set of industry standards and guidelines to unify the arboretum community.  In April 2011, ArbNet.org was launched to support the common […]

Developer Updates: April 2017

A summary of updates and new features released as of April 21, 2017. Bug fixes and updates made to the My Tags ordering pages. New pricing, products and discounts included in the ordering tool.   Improved social sharing toolbar on plants, collections and subcollections with additional options to email, print a pdf, and other choices […]

Phyllis E. Galanti Arboretum is an oasis of healing

For veterans receiving treatment at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va., an 8-acre area of land on the center’s busy campus has been transformed into a growing arboretum. Here, patients, caregivers and members of the community can take a peaceful stroll, or even participate in a yoga class or other therapeutic activity to […]

Historic Woodlawn embodies the rural cemetery tradition

In early American cities, burials typically happened on urban plots of land controlled by churches. But as the decades wore on and those plots filled up, the question of where to continue burials posed problems for city planners and for those concerned about public health. One solution was the rural cemetery movement that began in […]

Invite to connect All-America Selections Display Gardens on Plants Map

Plantsmap.com is excited to work with and support All-America Selections (AAS) by inviting AAS Display Gardens to connect on Plants Map. We invite AAS display gardens to visit info.plantsmap.com/aas to learn how to: Sign-up and add your organization to establish your free Plantsmap.com profile. Connect with the All-America Selections profile at Plantsmap.com/organizations/all-america-selections on Plants Map to join […]