Invite to Bee Counted with Plants Map and the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

We are excited to announce that Plantsmap.com has joined the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge as a network partner.  It is our goal to help add more pollinator friendly habits to the MPGC map via our community profiles that have pollinator landscapes and plant collections. What is the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC)? The Million Pollinator […]

Invite to Garden for Wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation

Plantsmap.com is excited to welcome the National Wildlife Federation to our community and resources section.  The National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife program helps people restore habitat and wildlife populations to cities, towns and neighborhoods. The program has been educating and empowering people to turn their own backyards or community landscapes into thriving habitats for birds, […]

Plants Map Developer Updates: June 2017

  A summary of updates and new features released as of June 16, 2017. New and improved news feed with larger photos accompanying posts and redesign of the feed: plantsmap.com/explore/feeds.  (Learn how to post news).   Improved sign-up process with only two options as users proceed with next steps: use Plantsmap for your own plants (continue to […]

Monarch butterfly advocate raises awareness of growing milkweed

It was a school field trip during his childhood in Southern California that introduced Brad Grimm to the majesty of the monarch butterfly. When his class took the half-hour trip to Natural Bridges State Beach, Grimm took in a view he wouldn’t soon forget. Natural Bridges, located in Santa Cruz, Calif., has become known to […]

University Heights Arts Association promotes art through garden-focused projects

Growing a vibrant arts community bears many similarities to the work of a gardener. Creativity must be tended like a seedling, nurtured and given an environment to thrive. This is the work that Mary Ouimette-Kinney and Larry Kinney have been doing for decades in their community in Buffalo, N.Y. It’s the mission that led them […]

Plants Map Developer Updates: May 2017

A summary of updates and new features released as of May 13, 2017. New user ‘stats’ summary on individual and organization profiles showing number of plants, collections, network connections, followers, and following. All stats are clickable shortcut links.   New user ability to Post News from their profile page at the top of their ‘News’ section. […]

The Cherokee Garden preserves plant traditions for future generations

As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, born and raised in Oklahoma, Tony Harris grew up absorbing Cherokee traditions from his family. Many of those traditions, like the traditional medicinal remedies his mother used, are tied to plants. When Harris, now a resident of Marietta, Ga., retired, he and his wife, Carra, became certified Master […]