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.
A few years ago I heard about the Great Backyard Bird Count and I have been participating ever since. When I select plants for my garden I prefer to include those that are known to provide food or shelter for birds. Below are some of the best websites I have found to help create a bird friendly garden and habitat.