How to Grow a Garden from Seed

Choosing plant safe ice melt products

[Reviewed and updated December 2020] You may not think much about choosing ice melt products. Many homeowners and gardeners are unaware of the potential harm some products can cause to plants and the environment as well. While safety is the main concern for using these products, especially on roadways, most folks are unaware of the […]

Best Websites to Help Create a Bird Friendly Garden

A few years ago I heard about the Great Backyard Bird Count and I have been participating ever since. When I select plants for my garden I prefer to include those that are known to provide food or shelter for birds. Below are some of the best websites I have found to help create a bird friendly garden and habitat.

Plants Map Launches Gardens And Collections

Plants Map is two weeks old today. We’ll probably always remember we opened the doors so you could start adding plants on Super Bowl Sunday! We have a lot to tell you about and we also have an enormous list of people to thank. Let’s do the “Thank You” part first. Twitter followers of @plantsmap – You […]

Best Practices Used To Launch Plants Map at Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend Winner: Plants Map Plants Map, a startup where gardeners explore, organize and share plant collections was launched last week during Startup Weekend Fredericksburg. After a week of reflecting back on winning the 54 hour competition where people pitch ideas for a new business and then recruit a volunteer team to help launch a startup, I’m realizing […]