2016 Best Nine on Instagram from Plants Map

The following plants were our most popular #2016bestnine photos on Instagram from @PlantsMap.  Photos were taken by co-founders Tracy and Bill Blevins. See more photos and learn the stories behind these #2016bestnine plants below. #1 Southern Red Oak – Our subject of tree envy. 40 photos. #2 Tall Joe Pye Weed – Sharing the spotlight […]

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. If you know of other websites to add to this list please contact us with the link. Also see the Fall Leaf Identification Guide infographic at the bottom of this journal. Happy exploring! Fall Foliage […]

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 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 […]

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 […]