Each year we enjoy gathering together the best of the best plants to share with you that have received designation as a “plant of the year” by various entities.  

Plants included here have received a botanical award of merit or recognition based on varying criteria and from different organizations and sources.

Signs of an early spring are popping up all around us. But what are some of the dos and don’ts of early spring gardening? Tracy Blevins of Plants Map and Ted Schubel of Town Talk discuss tasks that you can get started on now, things to wait on, and other ways to keep your spring fever under control.

With the announcement of Classic Blue as the 2020 PANTONE Color of the Year, the search is now on to find a list of blue flowers that will enhance our gardens, landscapes and interior spaces. But did you know that a blue pigment in blue flowers has yet to be found as naturally occurring.

A team of pollinator advocates and film-makers will be documenting the flight of the monarch butterfly as seen through the eyes of ultra-runners. 

Plants for endangered pollinators based on the 2019 Pollinator Partnership poster ‘Endangered Pollinators and Their Habitats.’

In this recorded webinar join Plants Map Cofounder Bill Blevins as he shares 30 geeky tech tips & tricks in 30 minutes that you can use in your garden this year. 

2019 Plants of the Year

We are excited to share this years annual Plants of the Year winners. The plants listed here have received a botanical award of merit or recognition based on varying criteria from different entities.

In this recorded webinar join Plants Map Cofounder Tracy Blevins for a look at 2019 new plants coming to your garden center this year from the California Spring Trials of 2018. 

MPGC surpasses one million pollinator gardens

We are proud to be among the organizations that have promoted the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge to our community and followers. Thank you to everyone that participated to help raise awareness about the importance of pollinators and the plants that support them.