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 […]

Ever wonder how Allan Armitage keeps track of all the many plants in the ArmiGarden? Thank you for the video! Be sure to follow Dr. Armitage on Plantsmap.com at www.plantsmap.com/organizations/dr-allan-armitage and also download Armitage’s Great Garden Plants App (Google Play & iTunes). With a passion for sharing plant stories, Allan Armitage removes the mystery of growing plants Interactive QR […]

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)  […]

The Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2018 is….Ultra Violet (PANTONE 18-3838). This color is described by Pantone as a thoughtful and provocative shade of purple that will communicate originality, ingenuity and vision to ‘light the way’ for the year ahead. Ultra Violet is sure to be embraced by garden enthusiasts for many reasons. […]