It’s been a year of challenge, change, courage, and compassion. And through it all, a welcome respite was found outdoors in the nature, landscapes, and gardens that surrounded us. As this year comes to close, we wanted to share with you some of your most viewed plants, collections, and organization profiles from our Plants Map community. Thank you for continuing to grow with us. We look forward to Happy New Year 2021.

As November ends, we hope you are enjoying all that this season of gratitude has to offer. Each day we appreciate the opportunity to meet and work with more people that feel the same as we do about connecting people with plants. Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of our community. 

We hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall season. This month we want to connect you with therapy gardens, updated green jobs resources, champion trees, pumpkin recipes, and a few ways to get your spirits up for Halloween. 

Happy Autumn! As the season changes and the weather begins to cool, this is a great time of the year to plant perennials and trees, explore fall foliage, sow a fall vegetable garden, and to save seeds for the future. So let’s dig into fall and enjoy all the outdoor activities it has to offer. 

As we draw near to the end of the summer and our growing season, I wanted to share with you some content to help you relax, unwind, and enjoy.  

We made it to the middle of summer and 2020! This month I wanted to share a few things to look forward to so I’ve gathered together some new plant introductions, upcoming virtual events, a 2021 garden trends forecast, and more. Keep growing and I hope you are looking forward to something new blooming in your garden too. We’d love to see you sharing about it on Plants Map. 

Summer has arrived and the growing season is heating up. This month we wanted to share highlights from Pollinator Week and more online events, virtual tours, and other garden opportunities.

As we continue to practice physical distance but social connectedness, we have again focused this month on online content, events and activities. Wishing everyone a beautiful new chapter in your garden and landscape as we transition from spring to summer soon. 

We hope this E-journal finds you staying safe and healthy as well as continuing to find ways to ‘dig in’ at home. This month we want to share with you links to our recent online video presentations, a few virtual events, and other online resources to help you stay connected with plants and others during this time.