The following photos were our most popular #2017BestNine on Instagram this year. Since there is so much more to learn about these plants beyond just 1 photo, we like to go deeper and share our links to their plant stories on Plantsmap.com. All of the plants and many more photos can be found on the Plantsmap.com profiles of co-founders Tracy Blevins or Bill Blevins. All of the photos have been taken by us.
Why Plants Map? We are often asked how we came up with the idea of Plantsmap.com. One of our ideas was to build a tool that allowed us to save all of our botanical photos to a photo gallery for each plant. We found this would help to keep the plant photos better organized and easier to find when we wanted to share them with others.
Additional wish list tools included the ability to keep an authentic story of our plant with our own growing details, notes, the ability to map our plants (with a public or private option) and the ability to easily order interactive plant tags to identify and connect with what we had planted. And our biggest goal was to have all our plant information accessible via our smartphones or tablets while we were in the garden or when we had visitors to our landscape. This is how Plantsmap.com and the My Plants Map tools were developed, with the desire to connect people with more than just photos, but the plant stories as well.
We hop you enjoy learning more about the plants behind our #2017bestnine on Instagram. Thanks for the likes!
#1 Heuchera x ‘Wild Rose’ | Primo™ Coral Bells – Dramatic foliage was the top winner.
#2 Calycanthus floridus (Carolina Allspice) – A native woody ornamental shrub was close behind.
#3 Sarracenia alata x wherry ‘Waxy (Pitcher Plant) – People love carnivorous plants. Or perhaps it was the frog?
#4 Iris histrioides ‘George’ – An early blooming species dwarf Iris.
#5 Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Angel Glow’ – A winter flowering perenial favorite.
#6 Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’ (Colorado Blue Spruce) – A favorite conifer of ours as well as the birds.
#7 Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley) – The birth flower for May, fragrant and sweet.
#8 Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ (Purple Leaf Plum) – A very early February peak bloom.
#9 Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) – Gone but not forgotten.
We hope you have enjoyed these plant stories and we look forward to learning more about your plants on Plantsmap.com too.
Plantsmap.com: Connecting People With Plants