What Are Accession Codes or Numbers?

We frequently get questions on Plants Map asking about the accession number field when adding a plant.  Accession numbers are a numbering system so that each plant can be inventoried individually. Imagine you planted a Dawn Redwood in 2013 and then you planted another one in 2014 near the first one.  In several years they […]

Individual Profiles on Plants Map

Plants Map is a mobile website that hosts plant collections to connect people and organizations based on their botanical interests. Visitors to Plantsmap.com have open and free access to explore plant libraries and discover botanical collections created by our growing community from any device with website browser access. Profiles are free and do not require a membership or […]

Plant Databases and Scientific Resources for Gardeners

Plants Map is not a scientific plant database, encyclopedia of plants, or plant identification tool. Our goal is to allow individuals and organizations to make their own unique garden showcase and journal of plants. Plants Map is about sharing your notes, stories, experiences, and photos of your plants, gardens, and gardening interests or activities. Each […]

Community Building: Plants Map and GardenChat

Plants Map hosts #gardenchat UPDATE: The Plants Map team hosted #gardenchat on June 30. We asked participants on Twitter to share their favorite plant photos in nine categories that were used to launch a Community Photo Gallery on the #gardenchat Plants Map profile. Check out the photos and “like” your favorites! Here’s the original blog post announcing […]

What is the best plant label, sign or ID tag?

As avid gardeners, Tracy and I have searched online for ‘best plant signs’ or ‘best plant labels’ and best ‘everything’ as it related to making plant identification signs for our garden plants and trees. We’ve been researching how to label our plants and trees for years! I bet you’ve search for this once or twice yourself! […]