Plants Map Connecting People Journal August 2019

August definitely brought some heat! In keeping with the heatwave, this month we’re excited to bring you some hot new updates: the launch of our Near Me interactive plant finder filter and a new project to create a blockchain technology fundraising tool for tree and conservation groups.

News & Updates

Tokens for Trees: Plants Map is seeking organizations that are interested in learning about a new project to build a blockchain service to help fundraise via your trees and conservation related projects. Learn more about Tokens for Trees.

Near Me: Launching on August 30, plant explorers on Plants Map will have a new ‘Near Me’ search filter for both the site-wide Plant Finder tool and the profile specific My Plant Finder search results. Learn how this feature works from the perspective of a plant explorer and as an interactive map tool for visitors to your landscape.  

New Features Webinar: If you missed our last new features webinar, you can now watch the recorded version with notes. Topics include profile settings, email notifications, and enhancements to the My Plant Finder tool. 

New Help Video: Bill Blevins demonstrates how to attach our sign and tree mounting hardware to trees. Learn the proper way to attach them and why you need occasionally ‘spring’ them back.

Perennial Plant of the Year: Aralia ‘Sun King’ has been announced as the 2020 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. Learn more about the PPA Perennial Plant of the Year program at On Plants Map, see Aralia ‘Sun King’ by Bill Blevins and order your own Aralia ‘Sun King’ from our resource member Rare Roots.  

Dykes Winner: The American Iris Society has announced their 2019 Dykes Medal Winner – Tall Bearded Iris – ‘Bottle Rocket’. Learn about more winners in our 2019 Plants of the Year journal.  

Featured Event: Sept 19-22, Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener College. New this year is an opportunity for the general public to also register and attend the Master Gardener College sessions on Saturday, September 21. 

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More to Explore

Moreton Bay Fig SMCollege

Moreton Bay Fig
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Pollinator Garden
by Top of the World ES Outdoor Classroom

Plants Map Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Zoo
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Our August 2019 cover photo feature is
Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)

Plants Map Asclepias curassavica

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Tracy Blevins
The Plants Map Team

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