Connecting People Plants Journal June 2019We hope you are enjoying the arrival of summer! This month we are excited to announce the launch of a new personalized search tool called My Plant Finder. We also share with you the story behind the origins of native plant vendor Prairie Nursery, provide information on plants that help endangered pollinators, explore gardens of the Pacific Northwest and more. 

We recently introduced free and paid subscription tiers on our new pricing page to provide Plants Map features at different levels based on user needs. If you missed our live webinar introducing these subscription tiers, you can now watch it here at your convenience. 

Thank you to everyone that has subscribed! Your support is greatly appreciated as we continue to build as a cloud-based service for documenting and sharing your plant collections. 

News & Updates

My Plant Finder: Similar to the Plant Finder that allows you to search all community plants, the My Plant Finder tool will allow you to place a search tool on your own profile and My Plants Map plant library. Additional search filters include finding plants by collections and owner information fields. A private or public access option allows the My Plant Finder to be used by only the owner/admins of a profile or shared with visitors to your profile. My Plant Finder is available to paid Plus, Premium, and Resource Subscription Tier profiles.  

July Webinar: Join us for a live demo of the new My Plant Finder tool on July 12th at Noon (ET). This new feature will be especially useful for public landscapes as it will allow your visitors to create their own customized view of your plants to explore. We will show you how to improve your My Plant Finder results and set up a collection search of your plants.  

Featured Profile: Native plants are a passion for Prairie Nursery – Spreading awareness of the important role native plants play in supporting diverse wildlife and helping people build native landscapes of their own has been a focus of Prairie Nursery since 1972.

Plants for Endangered Pollinators: This year the Pollinator Partnership poster theme is Endangered Pollinators and Their Habitats. We thought it would be helpful to share with you some Plants for Endangered Pollinators from our Plants Map community that are featured on that poster. 

Oregon Gardens: In June, the American Conifer Society National Meeting was held in Silverton, Oregon. It was an exciting opportunity to learn the history of The Oregon Garden. Their ACS Reference Garden beautifully demonstrates how to design with conifers in layers. We also enjoyed a fun visit to the inspiring and beautiful display gardens of Iseli Nursery and Sebright Gardens.  

Celebrating Roses: While in Portland (OR) we also had the opportunity to visit the International Rose Test Garden during the Portland Rose Festival. Learn the history behind this garden and why “For you a rose in Portland grows.”

Grants: Applications are due by July 1 for the National Garden Bureau Therapeutic Garden Grant Program | More Grants and Fundraising Resources 

Planting Solutions: Seed Your Future and Scholastic are proud to announce the winners of the Planting Your Solution Contest.  Hundreds of middle-schoolers across the country identified environmental challenges in their communities and proposed their own unique plant-based solutions to those issues. 

Featured Event: The Perennial Plant Association’s National Symposium will be July 28 – August 2, 2019 in Chicago. The event this year will be held in conjunction with All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau. Registration closes July 21. 

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Japanese Lilac Trees

Japanese Lilac Trees
by West Andersonville Gardens

ACS Reference Garden at Oregon Garden

ACS Reference Garden at The Oregon Garden
by American Conifer Society

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Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

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Tracy Blevins
The Plants Map Team

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