Summer is a delicious season! Did you know some of our national days in July include Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day, Peach Ice Cream Day and Raspberry Cake Day. July is also National Blueberry Month and Baked Bean Month. And in August we look forward to National Farmers Market Week from August 6-12 and National Peach Month. We hope you are enjoying the peak of our edible growing season!  

Our latest featured profile journal shares the story of The Gardens at Kansas State University. And don’t miss our ‘More to Explore’ section that features a Red Flowering Currant by the Google Kirkland Campus, Raspberries by The Freckled Rose, and the Chick-fil-A Corporate Gardens.

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Help article of the month: How to use the custom Daylily Tab to record custom plant details

News & Updates

Garden Bloggers Fling 2017: Plants Map was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s GBFling2017 featuring private gardens and public landscapes in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. Take a virtual tour and listen to the Still Growing Podcasts of the fling here.   

The 2017 American Conifer Society National Meeting Plant Auction will include Dennis Dodge conifer grafts that were acquired by John O’Brien of O’Brien Nursery at his estate sale several years ago. The release of these special plants will only be offered at the ACS National Plant Auction. Learn more about the Dodge grafts  | Preview some of the plants available at the ACS National Plant Auction

Make a Connection: Did you know that you can connect with the following organizations on Plants Map if you are a participating or certified landscape: ArbNet, America in Bloom,  All-America Selections, and The National Wildlife Federation. Learn how to connect organization profiles | What’s the difference between follow and connect?

July has been designated American Grown Flowers Month – Did you know that approximately 77% of all flowers sold in the U.S. are imported. House Resolution 413 declared July as American Grown Flowers Month to support America’s flower farming families. Learn more here.  

Reminder to Bee Counted: is a network partner of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. If you have a pollinator collection or profile on Plants Map please consider registering with our Plants Map affiliation to help raise the awareness of plants for pollinators.  

New Pollinator Stamps: The United States Postal Service will issue new Protect Pollinators commemorative forever stamps on August 3 in Richmond, Virginia.  See the stamps here.

National Moth Week: Did you know July 22-30 is National Moth Week? Check out a couple of cool moth photos from Betty Truax and Bill Blevins this month and a caterpillar host plant collection by Annkat. And here is some helpful information on the mostly harmless Fall Webworm Moths you might be seeing and the harmful, invasive Gypsy Moths.

Gifts for Gardeners: We are working on putting together another ‘Gifts for Gardeners’ journal this year that was very popular on social media last year. We select gifts to feature from members of our Resources section. If you are interested in featuring your products on Plants Map please contact us. The ‘Gifts for Gardeners’ journal will go live by mid-November.  

New at Cultivate: We thought you might be interested in two recent posts about new plants and products at the CULTIVATE tradeshow: 39 amazing new plants in the USA right now from Mr. Plant Geek Michael Perry | 16 Products That Garden Retailers Loved at Cultivate’17 by Brian Sparks, Greenhouse Grower

More to Explore

Our July 2017 cover photo feature is Tomato Candyland Red
(2016 AAS Edible – Vegetable Winner)

Red Flowering Currant
by the Google Kirkland Campus

by The Freckled Rose

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