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 […]

How to make seed packets with Plantsmap.com links






I wanted to share my way of making seed packets that includes using a link to plants on Plants Map for more information. I try to squeeze what I can on an envelope label, but there is always so much more information with photos that can be shared from one of our digital plant profiles. […]

Fall Foliage Links and Maps






Fall Foliage Websites Planning a fall foliage getaway? Here are some websites to help you find peak foliage to plan your travels. Fall Foliage Maps from the Weather Channel   Fall Foliage Map 2016 & Nationwide Peak Leaf Forecast   Maine’s Official Fall Foliage Website New York Fall Foliage Report New England Live Fall Foliage Map Penn’s […]

Congratulations to the 2016 Plants of the Year






In this journal we have compiled a collection of plants that have received the status of ‘Plant of the Year’ as recognized by various entities based on their garden merits.  We hope this list inspires you to try something new and to perhaps start your own Plants Map collection of ‘best plants of the year’ […]

How to Properly Prune Trees and Shrubs






One of my favorite gardening activities is pruning. I admit that I am addicted to it. I like to observe the way plants respond to pruning with new growth and I love to ‘groom’ my plants. I should start this pruning post with a disclaimer: I primarily prune to improve the health and vigor of […]

Plant Societies






International and national plant society organizations. Not on the list? Contact Us. Updated January 2016. African Violet Society of America American Bamboo Society American Begonia Society American Bonsai Society American Boxwood Society American Camellia Society American Conifer Society American Daffodil Society American Dahlia Society American Fern Society American Fuchsia Society American Gloxinia & Gesneriad Society American […]

Sources of public domain or creative commons photos






Photos are not required to list plants and collections. If you are adding plants, please don’t feel the need to include a photo if you don’t have one. We encourage you to use your own photos. Any other photos should only be used with permission or from a source that allows common use with the […]

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 finanical 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 […]

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, […]