Entries by Bill Blevins

Don’t forget your plants this winter!

Imagine walking around your garden in the late fall or winter when everything except for your evergreens are now leafless or plants have retreated back to their roots for the season. How can you tell the plants in your lily bed apart or remember which of your roses was the double bloomer? Now you can enjoy […]

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 […]

Plants Map Update: June 2014

Happy June! Hopefully this update finds you enjoying your garden and your time outdoors in a beautiful place. When I think of June I associate it with strawberries, picnics and cookouts, garden weddings, hydrangeas and so many beautiful vibrant annual and perennial flowers. Did you know June is also National Rose Month?  We hope you […]

Best Practices Used To Launch Plants Map at Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend Winner: Plants Map Plants Map, a startup where gardeners explore, organize and share plant collections was launched last week during Startup Weekend Fredericksburg. After a week of reflecting back on winning the 54 hour competition where people pitch ideas for a new business and then recruit a volunteer team to help launch a startup, I’m realizing […]