Happy August! This month our Plant Finder tool launched, Core Plants are germinating, the 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year® was announced, and the AAS Display Garden program is our featured profile. Plus learn about the ANCA Summit, the Garden for Wildlife Photo Contest, and explore Joe Pye Weed by Park Ridge Green Team (NJ), the Reading Garden at Liberty Lake (WA), and welcome the St. Gaspar Garden Ministry MPB Gardens (IN), and more.

News & Updates

Plant Finder Launched! Our Plant Finder tool is an advanced search and filtering tool to help you find plants of interest to you. Results can be searched and filtered several ways including plants we think are interesting, plants that you can go visit at a public landscape and plants that you can buy. We are still fine tuning this tool and will have more enhancements to it. Click here to try the new Plant Finder and give us your feedback. Thanks!

To Visit Plants: Organization profiles that want to be seen in this result need to edit their profile and check a new setting to opt-in as a [ X ] Public Landscape.

To Buy Plants: If you have a favorite brand, catalog, garden center or plant vendor that you would like to see in our ‘To Buy’ results, please forward this email to them and ask them to contact us at support@plantsmap.com. We will be happy to help get them started on a trial basis.  

More Plant Finder search tips can be found at info.plantsmap.com/help/plant-finder

Core Plants: These plant profiles are identified with a Plants Map logo and can be added to your own My Plants Map library to quickly begin your plant story and a plant list. You will soon see ‘Core Plants’ as a purpose filter on the Plant Finder page. We are just beginning to add these and improve the functionality. To find one now, from the plant finder page search for either Stachys or Carex. Learn more.

NFC Chips: Since many people have asked, we are jumping in and working out how we can use NFC chips on Plants Map tags. The first test went great! Watch the video and stay tuned for more updates. If you have feedback or thoughts on this please share them with us at support@plantsmap.com.   

PPA Raleigh: We had a great time attending our first Perennial Plant Association Symposium in Raleigh (NC). See highlights from our tours in our PPA Symposium Collection. During the symposium the 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year® (POY®) was announced. Congratulations to Stachys ‘Hummelo’ (also a our cover photo this month). The 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year® is Allium ‘Millenium’.

2018 Dykes Medal: Congratulations to Iris ‘Haunted Heart’, awarded the 2018 American Dykes Memorial Medal by The American Iris Society each year. 2018 Plants of the Year.

2019 ‘Year of’ NGB Campaigns: The National Garden Bureau has announced their 2019 ‘Year of’ campaigns will be the Dahlia (bulb), Snapdragon (annual), Pumpkin (edible), and Salvia nemorosa (perennial). More info coming soon!

Featured Profile: This month we learn more about the history and educational purpose of the All-America Selections Display Garden program | Learn how to connect your AAS display garden with AAS on Plants Map.  

Garden for Wildlife: The 1st annual Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest will launch on September 10. Learn more

Help Article of the MonthWhat is Map Tilt? 

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More to Explore

Joe-Pye Weed
by Park Ridge Green Team

Liberty Lake Reading Garden
by Liberty Lake Horticulture Department

Our August 2018 cover photo feature is
Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’

Preserving Safely: Recently Kraft Heinz announced a recall of cheese dip based on a  possible botulism risk. Did you know most reports of botulism occur due to improperly canned homegrown foods? Learn more from the CDC on how to prevent botulism when preserving your harvest.

Artistic Science: The Botanical Artist Who Translates Plant Science Into Beautiful Art | Smithsonian.com

Millennial Addiction: They don’t own homes. They don’t have kids. Why millennials are plant addicts | LA Times

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