Welcome summer! June has been a buzz of activity with perennials, conifers, and pollinators.
News & Updates
New Plants Map Shirts: Have you seen our new grass green Plants Map shirts? Our popular t-shirts are soft, comfortable and cool in the summer heat.
Featured Profile: This month we learn more about the new 11,000 square foot pollinator garden at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) visitor center in San Antonio. Toyota welcomes pollinators and visitors to its Texas truck plant.
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge: We hope you experienced a great Pollinator Week this year. Just a reminder that our Invite to Bee Counted with Plants Map and the MPGC continues year-round. Help the MPGC reach their goal of a million pollinator gardens this year.
Impressions from CAST: Tracy Blevins was invited to write a guest blog for the National Garden Bureau about her takeaways from the California Spring Trials. Plants I can’t wait to see at my garden center.
ACS National Meeting Highlights: Plants Map attended the American Conifer Society National Meeting in the Raleigh (NC) area this month. Take a virtual tour of the gardens by visiting the ACS National Meeting 2018- Raleigh Collection.
Help Article of the Month: 15 Tips for Photographing Trees and Plants by Bill Blevins.
#PPARaleigh: Plants Map will be heading to our first Perennial Plant Association Symposium next month. We will share with you the insights and news from PPA Symposium including the 2019 Perennial of the Year announcement.
Now Hiring? List your full time, part time, seasonal help, internships, or volunteer opportunities on jobs.Plantsmap.com.
More to Explore
Our June 2018 cover photo feature is
Trees for Bees: Our most popular share from Pollinator Week (June 18-24) this year was the Trees for Bees poster from the Pollinator Partnership with information on trees that provide food and nesting sources for bees.
A Photographer’s Quest to Document the Oldest Trees Around the World from My Modern Met
Local Flowers: Earlier this month I attended the lovely memorial service of a fellow master gardener, Josie Crowson. Many of my flower friends may have also known her. In her retirement, she started a second career as a cut flower farmer in TX and became a very active member and regional director for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG). She also produced this documentary film for the ASCFG – Local Flowers, Local Farmers: A Growing Movement (2016). I only got to know her for a short period of time but she was a very impressive lady. Tracy Blevins.
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The Plants Map Team