The following photos were our most popular #2017BestNine on Instagram this year. Since there is so much more to learn about these plants beyond just 1 photo, we like to go deeper and share our links to their plant stories on Plantsmap.com. All of the plants and many more photos can be found on the Plantsmap.com […]

Simple DIY gift ideas that you can grow from your garden and share with others.

We are happy to share in this journal a collection of plants that have received the status of ‘Plant of the Year’ as recognized by various entities based on their botanical merits.  We have also included links to some of the plants as documented by members of our community.   We hope this list inspires […]

I wanted to share my way of making seed packets that includes using a link to plants on Plants Map for more information. I try to squeeze what I can on an envelope label, but there is always so much more information with photos that can be shared from one of our digital plant profiles. […]

Take a futuristic journey with us as we look ahead at some of the predicted 2017 gardening and growing trends from around the web.   Greenery 2017 Color of the Year – PANTONE To every landscape designers joy, PANTONE announced that Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343) would be the 2017 Color of the Year. Described as a […]

The following plants were our most popular #2016bestnine photos on Instagram from @PlantsMap.  Photos were taken by co-founders Tracy and Bill Blevins. See more photos and learn the stories behind these #2016bestnine plants below. #1 Southern Red Oak – Our subject of tree envy. 40 photos. #2 Tall Joe Pye Weed – Sharing the spotlight […]

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In this journal we have compiled a collection of plants that have received the status of ‘Plant of the Year’ as recognized by various entities based on their garden merits.  We hope this list inspires you to try something new and to perhaps start your own Plants Map collection of ‘best plants of the year’ from your own experiences as well.