Happy New Year! January 15 marked Plants Map’s first anniversary! We sincerely thank all of our early adopters and supporters who helped us grow.  We look forward to continuing to develop PlantsMap.com with you. Spring is around the corner and there is no better time to create a profile and share what you are growing. Throughout […]

Updated on January 8, 2018 We’ve manufactured thousands of interactive plant tags and signs that use quick response codes known as “QR Codes” that link to pages on PlantsMap.com. We check every QR code before we ship our tags and signs but occasionally get comments from users that their QR code readers don’t work. While many […]

I saw a tweet from a friend who wrote something like this: “Several months ago I posted a great photo of my favorite [xyz] plant and I wish I could find it now to share.” I’ve had that same thought many times! Solving this problem was one of the main reasons we started Plants Map back […]

“A gardener’s best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons.” – A. Tomolonis December is here! Perhaps you are reflecting on last year’s growing season or thinking with anticipation about next years plans. Well, now would be a great time to add your favorite plants from 2014 and start a wish list for 2015. Have you visited […]

I was asked by Adam Cortell from Digging The Garden and Bren Haas from BGGarden.com to be a guest on their new social venture called Garden Chatter. I joined Ronald Elardo from Whadyacallit Gardening, Bren and Adam for a Google Hangout on Tuesday night to talk about conifers. Though I’m relatively new to gardening I do now share […]

Gardener and Back To My Garden podcast host Dave Ledoux talked to Tracy Blevins about her inspiration to create Plants Map.  Listen now to Gardeners Have Short Memories and Long Pencils. Tracy and Dave discussed how she uses Plants Map to organize garden notes and plant photos, her favorite gardening resource books, the pains of […]

American Conifer Society announces the 2015 Collectors’ Conifers of the Year For the past 10 years, the American Conifer Society has chosen a plant or three that members can purchase along with a special plant tag for their gardens. Many of the selections chosen over the years are just now being cultivated in quantities such […]

We wanted to say ‘Thank You’ from our team to everyone that participated in, organized, supported and attended the Made in FredVA Business Plan Competition.  This was the 2nd year of the event was hosted by the Next Generation of Business Leaders and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for continuing a great event that encourages innovation […]

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus Welcome November! Crisp autumn air and a season of harvest and celebration. Have you visited Plants Map recently? There are several profiles growing with lots of new plants to enjoy. Have you updated your profile with a photo & information about your botanical interests […]

[Reviewed and updated January 2019] First the age old question: Should I remove snow from my plants? Most of the time it is not necessary.  Sometimes, not advisable. If temps are below 20ºF you will break branches easily. If you just can’t take it, use a broom and gently knock off snow while it is […]