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 […]

Planning a fall foliage getaway? Here are some websites to help you find peak foliage to plan your travels.

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.   

[Reviewed and updated on January 3, 2019] One of my favorite gardening activities is pruning. I admit that I am addicted to it. I like to observe the way plants respond to pruning with new growth and I love to spend time ‘grooming’ my plants. I should start this pruning post with a disclaimer: I […]

International and national plant society organizations. Not on the list? Contact Us. Updated January 2016. African Violet Society of America American Bamboo Society American Begonia Society American Bonsai Society American Boxwood Society American Camellia Society American Conifer Society American Daffodil Society American Dahlia Society American Fern Society American Fuchsia Society American Gloxinia & Gesneriad Society American […]

Websites with grant resources and other fundraising opportunities for landscapes, gardens, and other horticulture programs.

Note: This is the first of 2 journal posts about creating and maintaining a tree inventory. There are numerous reasons to make a tree inventory. Starting with good tree identification and an inventory list, you can: Determine and increase the environmental impact of trees in your community. Improve the process of planting and maintaining trees. Assess the […]