As 2017 comes to a close we want to once again thank everyone who has played a role in helping to grow over this year! We continue to be amazed at the diversity and enthusiasm of our users. We hope to continue connecting more people with more plants in 2018. Happy holidays and best wishes for a beautiful New Year!

News & Updates: 

Drop A Hint: Have you ever wished that someone would give you Plants Map tags or signs as a gift? We have received many inquiries from users if we had such a gifting process in place. We have created a simple ‘Drop A Hint’ form so that you can let others know that you would like a gift of Plants Map tags and signs for your existing profile on Plants Map. Here’s how it works.

Instagram Best Nine – We thought we would go a little deeper than just 1 photo. Learn more about our 2017 Instagram Best Nine via their stories. Thanks for the likes!

Gifts from the Garden – There’s still time for some last minute DIY gifts from your garden or seasonal harvest. Or at least a New Year’s Resolution list of gifts to grow for next year. 

Seed Swap Events – Winter is the season for Seed Swap Events and Seed Swap Day is coming up January 27. Learn how to add your Seed Swap Events to Plants Map.


New NGB Campaigns: “What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I’m feeling beet!” ~ Shel Silverstein. The National Garden Bureau has kicked off their ‘Year of the’ campaigns for 2018 celebrating the Tulip, Calibrachoa, Coreopsis, and Beet. Also new this year – clothing and other items available for purchase to celebrate the theme: 

Featured Help Article: How to Organize Your Vegetable Garden with Plants Map

Now Hiring? Post your part-time, seasonal, full-time, internship or volunteer positions on  

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Botanical Fun: Did You Know December 27th is Fruitcake Day? Actually Fruitcake is celebrated the entire month of December. Here’s 15 Fun Facts About Fruitcake from Metal Floss and a twist on the traditional recipe from the Alabama Cooperative Extension, Mama Jewels Fruitcake Cookies.  

Featured Event

Christmas at Rose Lawn Museum
November 28, 2017  – January 5, 2018

More to Explore

Our December 2017 cover photo feature is
Ilex verticillata ‘Red Sprite’

Balsam Fir Tree
by Sheffield’s Seed Co.

Osseo Orchard
by City of Osseo, MN

Heritage Native Plant Garden
Gig Harbor, WA

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Thanks! The Plants Map Team

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