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 […]
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 […]
Is it July already? It seems like summer goes by so fast and there has been so much to do in the garden and at Plants Map! It’s been a great growing season! What’s new on Plants Map? We have a new beautiful website redesign and can now make website changes easier and faster. Coming […]
Do you often find yourself asking this same question? A common question when your lawn doesn’t look nearly as beautiful as a PGA golf course. But should it?
To get familiar with your soil you basically need to understand these things: soil structure, soil Ph (acid/alkaline scale) fertility (the naturally occurring nutrients and minerals), and soil drainage.
For me, a garden is not a garden without a few feathered friends. The more time I spent in my garden, the more I started watching birds and learning to identify them. A few years ago I heard about the Great Backyard Bird Count and I have been participating ever since. I recently learned that January 5th is […]