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 […]

Using Plants Map for Eagle Scout and Troop Service Projects

I am very pleased to share that since we started Plants Map, we have seen a steady increase in the amount of senior level Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts using our tools to help them attain a merit badge in their scouting careers.  Many of them are working toward their Eagle Scout status or Gold Award project. We […]

With a passion for sharing plant stories, Allan Armitage removes the mystery of growing plants

“Plants aren’t complicated, and gardening should be fun,” says Allan Armitage. Deciphering the pronunciation of a name like Centaurea cyanus probably isn’t the most welcoming way for a newbie to enter the world of plants. But telling a story about how this common roadside weed with fuzzy blue blossoms came to be known as “Bachelor’s […]

Learning the value of ACS Reference Gardens at Virginia’s Al Gardner Memorial Garden

If you’re anything like me, taking a 30-minute detour on a road trip is considered a “scenic drive” if the purpose of the alternate route is to visit a conifer garden. I regularly travel Interstate 95 in central Virginia, and every time I see Colesville Nursery off to my east I think, “Man, I need […]

Plant collector turns suburban lot into a ‘gallery’ of living art

For many suburban homeowners, working in the yard is a chore, a dreaded weekend drudgery done solely to stay in the good graces of the HOA and the next-door neighbors. Lowrie Glasgow is not a typical suburban homeowner. In the 12 years since he moved to his half-acre suburban lot in Greenville, S.C., he’s changed just about […]

Congratulations to the 2017 Plants of the Year

We are happy to share in this journal a collection of plants that have received the status of ‘Plant of the Year’ as recognized by various entities based on their botanical merits.  We have also included links to some of the plants as documented by members of our community.   We hope this list inspires […]