Entries by Bill Blevins

Mapping Plants with Drones

Over the past year we’ve been playing a lot with drones. Using drones, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) as they are often called, in the field of agriculture has proven to be quite a useful tool for people who grow plants. Drones can be used for creating video and still photos, for 3D modeling, mapping, […]

Announcing Event Pages for Organizations

Planning a special event, fundraiser, garden tour, plant sale, conference, or even a webinar? Organization profiles can now create Event pages that display as a calendar of events section on their profile pages. Visitors to your profile can see your most recently added events and ‘view more’ to browse or search for your events by date, category, and […]

Plants Map Journal March 2016 Updates

Spring is finally here! We are excited to grow with you this season and we wanted to share a few announcements and highlights of collections and profiles from our community. We try to only send one email each month, and March was busy so this is a little longer than normal. We hope you enjoy […]

Rappahannock Goodwill and Plants Map Collaborate

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve teamed up with Rappahannock Goodwill Industries in Fredericksburg, VA and are now sharing space with other local companies in their Collaboration Zone. Over the next couple of months, the Plants Map team will be training workers at Goodwill to use our computers and laser engraving equipment to produce our […]

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 […]

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 […]