We 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 Plantsmap.com 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.
More to Explore
Our June 2019 cover photo feature is
Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
- Trees for Bees by Tracy Blevins
- Native plants bring Virginia landscape to life
- Toyota welcomes pollinators and visitors to its Texas truck plant
- Monarch butterfly advocate raises awareness of growing milkweed
- Volunteers turn a public library landscape into an educational pollinator garden
- Plants Map connects plant collectors with plant vendors
- Plants Map – Developer Releases and Updates
- My Tags – watch 4 ways to add plants to the My Tags order page
- Sudden oak death in Indiana deemed worse than initially thought | GardenCenter
- What is Sudden Oak Death? | California Oak Mortality Task Force Home Page
- Presenting the Editor’s Choice Best New Plant Variety Finalists for 2019 | Greenhouse Grower
- Pollination paradises alongside our highways are helping bring back vanishing monarch butterflies while saving millions of dollars | News 5 Cleveland
- Minnesota Will Pay Residents to Create Bee Friendly Lawns | EcoWatch
- To be seen in our Plant Finder purpose filter of Plants to Visit, remember to edit your organization profile setting as a public landscape.
- Resource profiles can enroll in our Buy It service to list plants within our Plant Finder purpose filter of Plants to Buy.
- Online demos can be scheduled by contacting us. We also have a library of help videos that will be updated in 2019 as new features are released.
We hope you enjoyed our E-Journal. Plantsmap.com is more fun with others! Please share this E-Journal and invite friends, staff, volunteers, visitors, and customers to follow your profile or connect with your organization.
The Plants Map Team