Happy June! Did you know this month we celebrate rose month, perennial gardening month and Pollinator Week? Summer is also here so let’s dig in.  

Our latest featured profile journal shares the story of a monarch butterfly advocate that is helping to raise awareness about the importance of growing native milkweeds.  

Our ‘More to Explore’ section features Blazing Star by Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden, Bee Forage by Annkat, Shoreline Garden Club  

We’ve had a lot of requests to import plant lists. Here are the current steps in this new help article: Can you upload a list of my plants?   

We greatly appreciate the testimonials we have been receiving from our community when we asked you last month to share why you are using Plants Map with new visitors. If you would like to add your testimonial please visit info.plantsmap.com/about-us/testimonials/add-a-testimonial.

News & Updates:

Open Garden Day – We are hosting our first Open Garden Day on June 21, the first day of summer. If you are in the area we hope you can take a moment to stop by.

Developer Updates: Have you noticed the enhanced news feed experience with larger photos with your posts? See our most recent developer updates | Learn how to post news.

Bee Counted: Plantsmap.com is excited to announce that we are now 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.  

Pollinator Week: In honor of National Pollinator Week and to help promote the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, the Empire State Building will be lit up in black and yellow on Thursday, June 22, to highlight pollinator health and inspire people to plant pollinator gardens. Learn more about National Pollinator Week, June 19-25.  

Garden for Wildlife: We are excited to welcome the National Wildlife Federation to Plants Map! Learn more about the Garden for Wildlife program | Also learn about their Bring Home the Bees Contest

Rose Gardening: While June is traditionally celebrated as rose month each year, did you that this year is Year of the Rose as part of the National Garden Bureau’s ‘year of the’ campaigns? Celebrate the Year of the Rose with National Garden Bureau! | Learn about our custom plant tab for rose growers.

June is Perennial Gardening Month as established by the Perennial Plant Association. Learn more about Perennial Gardening Month | Learn more about the Perennial Plant of the Year, Butterfly Weed | Learn more about the 2017 Plants of the Year.

Therapeutic Garden Grants: In 2017, National Garden Bureau and Sakata Seed America are partnering to provide $5,000 in grant money to be split among three therapeutic gardens in North America. The deadline to apply is July 1. Learn more at ngb.org/grant-application  | More Grant Resources and Fundraising Tools for Gardens, Landscapes, and Horticulture

More to Explore

Our June 2017 cover photo feature is ‘Viette’s Heidi’ Daylily
(with an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly)

Blazing Star
by Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

Bee Forage
by Annkat

Shoreline Garden Club
Stevensville, MI

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