During this unprecedented time, we are all making adjustments to our daily lives. We wanted to let you know that we are here to continue to support our Plants Map community and our services that connect people with plants. In this E-journal we wanted to focus on gardening and outdoor activities that you can do at home, safely outside, and online during this time of social distancing because we all still need to feel connected…especially to nature. 

Each year we enjoy gathering together the best of the best plants to share with you that have received designation as a “plant of the year” by various entities.  

Plants included here have received a botanical award of merit or recognition based on varying criteria and from different organizations and sources.

Over the past few days we’ve received a lot of messages and calls asking if we were still making plant tags. Last week we moved our printing equipment and supplies out of our offices in Fredericksburg and we are continuing to print and ship orders. Everyone on our team is now working remotely from their home.

Signs of an early spring are popping up in gardens, landscapes, and on Plants Map too. As we get ready to spring forward, we wanted to share our recent news and updates with you including early spring gardening tips, garden trends, and more. Let’s get ready for a beautiful spring season arriving soon!   

Signs of an early spring are popping up all around us. But what are some of the dos and don’ts of early spring gardening? Tracy Blevins of Plants Map and Ted Schubel of Town Talk discuss tasks that you can get started on now, things to wait on, and other ways to keep your spring fever under control.

PlantsMap.com January 2020 Ejournal: Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, Think Spring – Groundhog Day, Bloom! Plant Mash-Up Contest, Blue Flowers, Preventing Winter Damage, Pruning Tips, Vegetable Garden Planning and more.

As 2019 comes to a close, we would like to say thank you to all of our Plants Map community members, supporters, and followers. For our final E-Journal of  this year, we are including a look back at our 2019 featured profiles, articles, and other announcements. We look forward to another year of growing with you and wish you beautiful and prosperous New Year!

With the announcement of Classic Blue as the 2020 PANTONE Color of the Year, the search is now on to find a list of blue flowers that will enhance our gardens, landscapes and interior spaces. But did you know that a blue pigment in blue flowers has yet to be found as naturally occurring.

PlantsMap.com November 2019 Ejournal News and Updates: New Help Desk, Rady Park Arboretum, AAS Landscape Design Challenge, American Forests, Tokens for Trees, Monarch Ultra, Giving Tuesday, Poinsettia Day, and more