Entries by Bill Blevins

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What Are Accession Codes or Numbers?

We frequently get questions on Plants Map asking about the accession number field when adding a plant.  Accession numbers are a numbering system so that each plant can be inventoried individually. Imagine you planted a Dawn Redwood in 2013 and then you planted another one in 2014 near the first one.  In several years they […]

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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 […]

What is the best plant label, sign or ID tag?

As avid gardeners, Tracy and I have searched online for ‘best plant signs’ or ‘best plant labels’ and best ‘everything’ as it related to making plant identification signs for our garden plants and trees. We’ve been researching how to label our plants and trees for years! I bet you’ve search for this once or twice yourself! […]