“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 Plants Map recently? There are new profiles and lots of new plants to enjoy!Explore and discover what’s growing!

December Plant of the Month

Last month we announced we would feature new posts of conifers and evergreens.

Every plant has a story and here are a few we picked to share with you:

poinsettiaJanuary Plant of the Month

Do you love holiday flowering plants? What’s your favorite? Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, Amaryllis, Cyclamen?

We invite you to add your holiday plants to Plants Map and tell us a little about them. We will pick a few to feature next month in our update.

#TreeChat

Plants Map is the guest host #Treechat December 16 on Twitter.

#Treechat is hosted each week at 2pm (ET) byChris @CoronaTools.

Come chat with us about connecting with trees!Click for more details.

Featured Organization

This month we are featuring the profile of Brigham Young University. Explore and learn about their indoor trees, palms, tropical plants and more throughout 5 floors of their new College of Life Sciences building.

Garden Chatter Google Hangout

In November Bill Blevins joined Ronald Elardo, editor of the American Conifer Society’s Conifer Quarterly, on Garden Chatter to talk about conifers with hosts Adam Cortell from Digging The Garden and Bren Haas of BGgarden.com.

This is a new weekly hangout on Tuesdays evenings.

See our Journal, What is Addicted Conifer Syndrome, to learn more and to watch the recorded hangout.

The Plants Map Redesign has begun!

Check out our new Help, About Us, Tags, and Journal sections as well as a few recent Journal posts:

BGgarden.com Podcast

Bill and Tracy Blevins recently recorded a podcast with Bren Haas of BGgarden.com to talk about gardening and what lead to the concept for starting Plants Map. Listen to the podcast atBrenhass.com Podcast with Bill & Tracy Blevins of Plants Map .

Best wishes from our Plants Map team for a beautiful December and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing your profiles and gardens grow. Thank you for growing with us!

Growing is more fun with others! Please share this email and invite others to join you on Plants Map!

Thank you.

The Plants Map Team