Choosing plant safe ice-melt products






Kudos this morning to a local tv show that did a segment on choosing de-icer products wisely. It got me thinking about how many homeowners and gardeners are unaware of the potential harm some products can cause to plants, pets as well as the environment. What most folks are not aware of is that residual […]

Best Websites to Help Create a Bird Friendly Garden






For me, a garden is not a garden without a few feathered friends. The more time I spent in my garden, the more I started watching birds and learning to identify them. A few years ago I heard about the Great Backyard Bird Count and I have been participating ever since. Bird watching is probably my favorite winter […]

Plants Map Launches Gardens And Collections






Plants Map is two weeks old today. We’ll probably always remember we opened the doors so you could start adding plants on Super Bowl Sunday! We have a lot to tell you about and we also have an enormous list of people to thank. Let’s do the “Thank You” part first. Twitter followers of @plantsmap – You […]

Best Practices Used To Launch Plants Map at Startup Weekend






Startup Weekend Winner: Plants Map Plants Map, a startup where gardeners explore, organize and share plant collections was launched last week during Startup Weekend Fredericksburg. After a week of reflecting back on winning the 54 hour competition where people pitch ideas for a new business and then recruit a volunteer team to help launch a startup, I’m realizing […]

What is Plants Map?






We’re Planting A Seed To Connect People With Plants Discover Plants and Gardens, Be a Plant Explorer; Be a Plant Collector Social Gardening: Bringing people and plants together Interactive, custom plant tags that use smartphone technology to connect people with plants. It’s a new year and my husband and I had a new idea: Plants Map. We […]