We would like to introduce and welcome journalist Emily Freehling to the Plants Map team. Since November, Emily has been writing a series of Featured Profiles for our blog and sharing the stories of the individuals, organizations, and businesses that are using Plants Map.The idea was to publish a series of interviews that shows the diversity of users on Plants Map. What […]
Happy Birthday to the Plants Map Community! Two years ago this month, an idea born of Bill and Tracy Blevins’ search for ways to organize,document, and label the plants on their property launched at a startup competition in Fredericksburg, Va., and the world began to discover Plants Map. Plants Map combines the fun and discovery of […]
Our 2015 Best Nine on Instagram from Plants Map: The plant stories behind the Instagram photos! The following plants were our most popular #2015bestnine photos on Instagram from Plants Map. All photos were taken by co-founder (and social media manager) Tracy Blevins. See their full Plants Map stories and photo gallery below: #1 Rose of Sharon – 8 photos […]
As the year comes to a close, we’d like to wish you all the best during the holidays. Our focus this year was on the development of the core website. We’ve made tremendous progress. The feedback on each development sprint from our users has been invaluable and was greatly appreciated. Each plant and plant story added has […]
We are frequently asked how to give Plants Map plant labels as a gift to a gardener or garden. Below we provide steps on how we recommend gifting a profile and custom labels. If you already have a Plants Map profile and you’d like to let others know you’d love to have custom labels, simply create a collection with a title such […]
We’re thrilled to share that we’ve teamed up with Rappahannock Goodwill Industries in Fredericksburg, VA and are now sharing space with other local companies in their Collaboration Zone. Over the next couple of months, the Plants Map team will be training workers at Goodwill to use our computers and laser engraving equipment to produce our […]
New Features: Post News, Add Comments, Plant List View, PDF Download Post News – You can now ‘Post’ what’s new and growing in your world to the Plants Map community at the top of the Home page News section feed. Your post will then show at the top of the News section on the Home […]
It’s finally here! The ability to Post to the News sections of Plants Map is now live. We invite you to say, “Hello” and introduce yourself. Posts can include a message, a photo and a website URL link. Posts can be about your activity on Plants Map as well as other botanical or horticulture news, […]
Manor House, an ACTS Retirement-Life Community in Seaford, DE recently installed Plants Map Signs creating an interactive walking trail for their residents.
Deborah Reeves, Manor House Resident Service Director said, “The residents came and said ‘Could we have labels, plant markers like you would find in Longwood Gardens?'”
Using Plants Map Signs that identify the trees along the trail, the residents can now walk with their smart phones, scanning the QR codes on signs along the path to learn all about the dozens of varieties of trees and plants along the way.
Enjoy and please share the video from ABC Channel 6 in Philadelphia who covered the story.
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In the startup world, a site’s first users are called ‘Early Adopters’. We want to thank each of you for being early adopters of Plants Map. We appreciate all of your support and for sharing #plantsmap on social media. You have contributed hundreds of ideas in hours of conversations, emails, and meetings. You have helped […]