As 2019 comes to a close, we would like to say thank you to all of our Plants Map community members, supporters, and followers. For our final E-Journal of this year, we are including a look back at our 2019 featured profiles, articles, and other announcements. We look forward to another year of growing with you and wish you beautiful and prosperous New Year!
2019 Top Plants, Collections, and Organization Profiles: We wanted to share some of our most viewed plants, collections, and organization profiles from Plants Map this year.
- Top Plants: The Compton Oak by Colonial Williamsburg, Peach Lemonade™ Rose by Bloomin’ Easy®, and Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Salsa’ by Tracy Blevins.
- Top Collections: Bassett Trace Nature Trail by Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum, Grouped Common Name by Southern Adventist University Arboretum, Learning Adventure Trail by Hurley School.
- Top Organization Profiles: Milliken& Company Corporate Campus Arboretum, Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum, Southern Adventist University Arboretum.
Blue Flowers: With the announcement of Classic Blue as the 2020 PANTONE Color of the Year, the search is now on to find a list of blue flowers that will enhance our gardens, landscapes and interior spaces. Are blue flowers a pigment of our imagination?
New AAS Winners: The latest 2020 AAS Winners announced include Coleus Main Street Beale Street, Nasturtium Tip Top Rose, and Pumpkin Blue Prince F1. Learn more at plantsmap.com/organizations/all-america-selections.
NGB 2020 Year of Campaigns: The National Garden Bureau announced the “Year of the” campaigns for 2020 will be Lavender (perennial), Hydrangea (shrub), Iris (bulb), Lantana (annual), Corn (edible). Learn more at plantsmap.com/organizations/national-garden-bureau.
Featured Profile: The Chesterfield County Arboretum was featured in the December 2019 issue of Richmond Magazine: Speaking for the trees – Chesterfield County arboretum takes root.
Featured Event: January 25 is Seed Swap Day! Learn more about how to host a Seed Swap and add your event to Plantsmap.com.
Plant Stakes Update: New 20” stakes will arrive soon! 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 the My Plants Map – My Tags order page.
New Help Desk: Our archive of help articles, videos and other support materials is being moved from info.plantsmap.com/help/ to a new ‘help desk’ at help.plantsmap.com. This new interactive site will it easier to find help articles and answer your questions. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
QR Code Readers: Both Android and iOS Apple devices can now scan QR Codes without an app needed by using the built-in camera feature. On iOS Apple devices, go to Settings and then choose camera and turn on the switch for scanning QR Codes. On Android devices, the setting should automatically be set when you update your phone.
Tokens for Trees Update: Plants Map is continuing to seek 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.
More to Explore
Our December 2019 cover photo feature is
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Vintage Gold’
2019 Articles, Features, and Announcements
- Growing Garden Trends 2019
- Congratulations to the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge on surpassing one million registered gardens
- 2019 New Plants
- 2019 Plants of the Year
- Featured Profile: Trees convey history at Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum
- 30 ideas, products, tips and tricks for the garden
- 2019 Featured Profile: Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project preserves Colorado’s apple diversity
- 2019 Featured PlantsMap Profile: The trees of Mount Hope Cemetery create a peaceful urban refuge
- Plants Map connects plant collectors with plant vendors
- Plants for endangered pollinators from Plants Map
- 2019 Featured PlantsMap Profile: Native plants are a passion for Prairie Nursery
- My Plants Map – My Plant Finder Launched
- Plants Map Near Me Interactive Map Feature Launched
- Follow the monarch butterfly migration with the Monarch Ultra relay run
- 2019 Featured Profile: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Adds Virtual Garden Tour
- How to make seed packets with Plantsmap.com links
- How to grow a garden from seed
- 8 Sustainable Ways to Recycle your Christmas Tree from the Arbor Day Blog
- Recycling Christmas Trees for Wildlife from USFWS
- How Peru’s potato museum could stave off world food crisis | The Guardian
- Micro prairies: No yard is too small to go with earth-friendly native plants | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Landmark BBC One series will track ‘remarkable new behaviour’ and even ’emotional stories’ of trees | Ecologist
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The Plants Map Team