Plants Map Connecting People With Plants April 2020We hope this E-journal finds you staying safe and healthy as well as continuing to find ways to ‘dig in’ at home. 

This month we want to share with you links to our recent online video presentations, a few virtual events, and other online resources to help you stay connected with plants and others during this time. 

And we want to wish everyone a beautiful Arbor Day. Remember that, either virtually or literally,  “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.” ~ Lucy Larcom  

News & Updates

Celebrate Arbor Day presentation with Tracy Blevins: Discover ways to show your appreciation for trees and tree planting efforts this year and how the Arbor Day Foundation and others are celebrating #ArborDayatHome and online.

Celebrate Arbor Day Every Day: Learn about organizations that plant, promote and protect trees all year. 

2020 Plants of the Year with Tracy Blevins: Explore the winning plants from this year’s collection of Plants of the Year. Tracy will also share some of her growing experiences and favorites from this collection. 

Garden Tool Care Virtual Workshop: Tracy Blevins shares how to properly maintain your tools for their best performance in the garden.

New Help Video Presentations

Virtual Iris Show and Garden Tour: Enjoy the 2020 Virtual Iris Show & Garden Tour hosted by the Fredericksburg Area Iris Society on Plants Map. Visit often to see new updates as the blooms continue to open from each garden participant.  

Garden for Wildlife Month: Beginning May 1st, the National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Garden for Wildlife Month with two spring promotions. Learn more on their NWF Garden for Wildlife profile page on Plants Map under their events section.

National Public Gardens Week: Learn ways to engage with National Public Gardens Week that begins on May 8th via online resources and the #OurGardensYourHome social media campaign.   

Buy It Plants: Our Resource member Rare Roots has been actively adding plants that you can learn about and have delivered to your door to enjoy in your garden – more than 300 plants are now available

See more events on Plants MapLearn how to add your events 

See more posts from the Plants Map community news feed 

More to Explore

Tamarack Created by Lake Superior Phenology Network

by Lake Superior Phenology Network

Pollinator Guild by Southern Heights Food Forest

Pollinator Guild
by Southern Heights Food Forest

Our April 2020 cover photo feature is
Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

Seasonal Articles

Popular Topics

Spring Back Reminder: Tags on trees with screw attachment hardware should be checked to loosen the screws back as needed to allow for outward growth of the trunk. Learn more about how to attach a sign hardware to a tree 

Plant Stakes Update: New 20” stakes have arrived! The process for ordering only stakes or tree hardware has been moved to the My Tags order page to simplify the process. All stake or tree hardware orders will now require a sign in to order via your My Tags page.

Help Desk: Our archive of help articles, videos and other support materials has moved from to If you can’t find the information you are looking for, or would like an online getting started demo, you can still email us at [email protected].  

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Tracy Blevins
The Plants Map Team

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