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.  Listen now to Gardeners Have Short Memories and Long Pencils. Tracy and Dave discussed how she uses Plants Map to organize garden notes and plant photos, her favorite gardening resource books, the pains of […]

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 […]

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

[Reviewed and updated December 2018] 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 […]

Understanding the Economic Impact of Garden Tourism

In 2014 we were 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 Disney World combined? Benfield teaches geography and tourism at Central […]

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 […]