All QR Code Readers Are Not Created Equally

Updated on November 2, 2017 We’ve manufactured thousands of interactive plant tags and signs that use quick response codes known as “QR Codes” that link to pages on PlantsMap.com. We check every QR code before we ship our tags and signs but occasionally get comments from users that their QR Code readers don’t work. We’ve done […]

How to organize plant photos for social media

I saw a tweet from a friend who wrote something like this: “Several months ago I posted a great photo of my favorite [xyz] plant and I wish I could find it now to share.” I’ve had that same thought many times! Solving this problem was one of the main reasons we started Plants Map back […]

Plants Map Journal: December Update

“A gardener’s best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons.” – A. Tomolonis December is here! Perhaps you are reflecting on last year’s growing season or thinking with anticipation about next years plans. Well, now would be a great time to add your favorite plants from 2014 and start a wish list for 2015. Have you visited […]

What is Addicted Conifer Syndrome?

I was asked by Adam Cortell from Digging The Garden and Bren Haas from BGGarden.com to be a guest on their new social venture called Garden Chatter. I joined Ronald Elardo from Whadyacallit Gardening, Bren and Adam for a Google Hangout on Tuesday night to talk about conifers. Though I’m relatively new to gardening I do now share […]

Back To My Garden podcast with Tracy Blevins

Gardener and Back To My Garden podcast host Dave Ledoux talked to Tracy Blevins about her inspiration to create Plants Map. Tracy and Dave discussed how she uses Plants Map to organize garden notes and plant photos, her favorite gardening resource books, the pains of making plant labels, hydrangeas and much more.       […]

2015 Collectors’ Conifer of the Year

American Conifer Society announces the 2015 Collectors’ Conifers of the Year For the past 10 years, the American Conifer Society has chosen a plant or three that members can purchase along with a special plant tag for their gardens. Many of the selections chosen over the years are just now being cultivated in quantities such […]

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 […]