In the garden Betty Truax has built around her home near Charlottesville, Va., there are plenty of places to sit and observe. That’s by design, because without taking the time to stop and look closely, you might miss all the action. It’s through close observation that Truax has witnessed and photographed some of her most […]

Weather Alert! Is it a frost or a freeze? These are actually weather terms but the difference is very important to gardeners and growers. One you can protect against and usually avoid damage from (frost) and the other can be beyond your control to prevent severe damage, die back or even untimely loss. Why? A […]

What do these things have in common? Length of daylight hours! Or is it actually length of darkness? Daylight Saving Time One of the things I look forward to in March is that we spring forward on the 2nd Sunday. On that day where I live, the sun will rise at 7:27am (if you set […]

Plants that bring home the bronze, silver and gold to your landscape.    BRONZE Bronze is an interesting element of color in the garden. This color can most often be achieved through foliage but there are a few flowers in the list below too. Bronze is most often described botanically as a brownish orange. I […]

As the growing season begins, let’s take a virtual look ahead at gardening trends on the horizon for 2018. Have a great gardening year and we hope to see whatever works for you in your landscape on Plants Map. Tracy Blevins Plantsmap.com: Connecting People With Plants Featured in the cover photo: Viburnum prunifolium (Blackhaw viburnum)  […]