Thank You FXBG and Made In FredVA

We wanted to say ‘Thank You’ from our team to everyone that participated in, organized, supported and attended the Made in FredVA Business Plan Competition.  This was the 2nd year of the event was hosted by the Next Generation of Business Leaders and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for continuing a great event that encourages innovation […]

Alliance for Public Gardens GIS and Plants Map Partner for Mapping

Plants Map recently had the opportunity to meet with Brian Morgan, Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS (APGG). Brian is a founding member of the Alliance and lead developer for the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model. Brian contacted us shortly after we launched Plants Map to learn more about what we were […]

Plants Map Journal: November Update

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus Welcome November! Crisp autumn air and a season of harvest and celebration. Have you visited Plants Map recently? There are several profiles growing with lots of new plants to enjoy. Have you updated your profile with a photo & information about your botanical interests […]

Resources to Protect Plants and Gardens from Winter Damage

First the age old question: Should I remove snow from my plants? Most of the time it is not necessary.  Sometimes, not advisable. If temps are below 20ºF you will break branches easily. If you just can’t take it, use a broom and gently knock off snow while it is fresh.  But this may cause […]

Understanding the Economic Impact of Garden Tourism

  After Plants Map joined the American Public Gardens Association we were soon introduced to Richard Benfield, author of Garden Tourism.  We spent a fascinating hour on the phone with him discussing the important local economic impact of public gardens. Did you know that more people in the U.S. visit gardens each year than visit Disneyland and Disneyworld combined? Benfield teaches […]

Plants Map Update: October 2014

If you haven’t visited recently, check out the new growing profiles and plants on Plants Map. Have you updated your profile yet? Sign in and add a photo of yourself and share information about your botanical interests and activities. Have you seen the new Plants Map video? Thank you to Haleigh Ciel of Ciel Productions […]

Plants Map Journal: September 2014 Update

Here’s what is growing at Plants Map! This week we started work on Plants Map 2.0 and soon we announce the launch of several significant site improvements. We are working to make the site easier to use and beginning to add social features and more advanced maps. Visit PlantsMap.com and grow with us! Got Sunflowers? […]

How to Scan QR Codes on Plant Tags and Signs

We get a lot of messages asking for help with scanning the QR code on Plants Map Tags and Signs. Since Plants Map is a website and not an app, in order to read the code on a tag you’ll need to download a free QR code reader from the app store for your phone […]