Plants Map Connecting People With Plants February 2020

Signs of an early spring are popping up in gardens, landscapes, and on Plants Map too. As we get ready to spring forward, we wanted to share our recent news and updates with you including early spring gardening tips, garden trends, and more. Let’s get ready for a beautiful spring season arriving soon!   

News & Updates

Town Talk Podcast: We all get a bit of spring fever this time of year. Tracy Blevins discusses Early Spring Fever Gardening Dos and Don’ts with Ted Schubel of Town Talk.    

2020 Growing Garden Trends: Our annual collection of upcoming garden season trends includes vertical gardening, a blue and pink plant palette, sustainable landscaping, and mushrooms to the rescue. Growing Garden Trends 2020.

In January, marked six years of Connecting People With Plants. Thank you for continuing to grow with us. To support connecting people with plants, we invite brands, businesses and service providers to become a Plants Map Resource.  

From the January E-Journal: Apple revival from the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, Bloom! Plant Mash-Up Contest, Seeing Blue Flowers, Preventing Winter Damage, Pruning Tips, Vegetable Garden Planning and more. 

Future of Gardening Survey: The National Garden Bureau is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020 and wants to know your thoughts in a survey on the future of gardening. Results will be presented this summer at the Cultivate 2020 trade show in Columbus, Ohio. 

New 2020 AAS Winners: Check out the latest additions to the 2020 All-America Selections Winners including Tomato Apple Yellow, Delphinium Cheer Blue, Pea Snak Hero.  

Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary: Just Follow Your Nose to the Entrance Garden at the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show  

Shamrocks and potatoes: Here’s a bit of history and lore to share with you about St. Patrick’s Day

Marching toward spring: Daylight Saving Time begins March 8 and spring is just around the corner with the spring equinox arriving on March 19!  

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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 

Illustrations Available: 150,000 botanical and animal illustrations are available for free download from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Learn more about other public domain and creative commons sources for media and photos

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More to Explore

Sweet Buckeye

Sweet Buckeye
by Hayes Arboretum

Carolina Fence Garden

Carolina Fence Garden
by Anderson County Library System

Our February 2020 cover photo feature is
Scilla mischtschenkoana

Scilla mischtschenkoana

Seasonal Articles

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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.

Tokens for Trees: 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.

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  

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Tracy Blevins
The Plants Map Team

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