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

Updated November 2, 2017 Since Plantsmap.com is a mobile website and not an app, you may need to download a QR code reader from an app store for your smartphone or tablet to scan the tags. Some phones come with a built in QR reader but we recommend the following QR code scanners as they […]

Plants Map Update: August 2014

Happy August! We have a few items we wanted to share with you on our growing developments at Plants Map. Individual profiles have been enhanced to allow you to include your own gardening ‘resume’, your profile picture and a location so your gardens can be included on our maps. We have also added a new search […]

Plants Map Journal: July Update

Is it July already? It seems like summer goes by so fast and there has been so much to do in the garden and at Plants Map! It’s been a great growing season! What’s new on Plants Map? We have a new beautiful website redesign and can now make website changes easier and faster. Coming […]

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 […]