Creative Learning at University of Central Florida Arboretum

Arboreta are a highlight of many college campuses. They provide a place for horticultural students to flex their muscles and for the campus to showcase plant collections and the types of vegetation that thrive in a school’s region. But why should this opportunity to connect people with new knowledge about plants end at the arboretum […]

Creating city landscapes is art in Waxahachie, Texas

How many cities have a full-time artist on staff? Talk to Chris Seale and you’ll quickly learn that that’s how he sees his job as horticulturalist for the city of Waxahachie, Texas. Seale was hired two years ago to lead beautification efforts in this city of roughly 32,000 just south of the Dallas suburbs. “I love that […]

Garden Bloggers Fling 2017 – A Capital Region Horticultural Experience

I recently had the opportunity to attend for the first time the Garden Bloggers Fling held this year in the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland area.  It was a pleasure to meet Jennifer Ebeling of 6ftmama.com and she invited me to participate in a re-cap of the garden tours on her Still Growing Gardening Podcast. […]

The Gardens at Kansas State University bring community to campus

The Gardens at Kansas State University play a dual role in their community. Located on campus with no entry fees or gates to separate them from the public, they welcome visitors from the local community and beyond. Since the gardens were started in 1875, they have provided a living laboratory for horticulture students to practice plant identification, […]

Invite to Bee Counted with Plants Map and the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

We are excited to announce that Plantsmap.com has joined the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge as a network partner.  It is our goal to help add more pollinator friendly habits to the MPGC map via our community profiles that have pollinator landscapes and plant collections. What is the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC)? The Million Pollinator […]

Invite to Garden for Wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation

Plantsmap.com is excited to welcome the National Wildlife Federation to our community and resources section.  The National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife program helps people restore habitat and wildlife populations to cities, towns and neighborhoods. The program has been educating and empowering people to turn their own backyards or community landscapes into thriving habitats for birds, […]

Plants Map Developer Updates: June 2017

  A summary of updates and new features released as of June 16, 2017. New and improved news feed with larger photos accompanying posts and redesign of the feed: plantsmap.com/explore/feeds.  (Learn how to post news).   Improved sign-up process with only two options as users proceed with next steps: use Plantsmap for your own plants (continue to […]

Monarch butterfly advocate raises awareness of growing milkweed

It was a school field trip during his childhood in Southern California that introduced Brad Grimm to the majesty of the monarch butterfly. When his class took the half-hour trip to Natural Bridges State Beach, Grimm took in a view he wouldn’t soon forget. Natural Bridges, located in Santa Cruz, Calif., has become known to […]