Despite a cold and maybe snowy start in parts of the country Spring is finally here and we are ready to dig in!

News & Updates:

Celebrate Spring: We are on #TulipWatch celebrating the Year of the Tulip with the National Garden Bureau.

Plant A Winner: Congratulations to the 2018 Plants of the Year! Over thirty plants make the cut this year from annuals to wildflowers.

Philadelphia Flower Show Collection: Wonders of Water was the 2018 theme with awesome educational garden displays that explored the relationship between horticulture and water.  

CA Spring Trials: Tracy Blevins of has been invited to join the National Garden Bureaus ‘Plant Nerds’ to bring you the freshest picks from the California Spring Trials in April. Learn more and watch this collection for updates: California Spring Trials 2018.

Night Photography: Bill Blevins has been playing with his flashlight to capture some really cool night photography in his collection called Light Painted Plants.

Trees of Ireland: We hope you enjoyed your St. Patrick’s Day. While exploring for Irish plants I discovered this awesome Trees of Ireland collection by RDT.     

New Journal: Learn what Daylight, Photoperiodism and Onions have in common.

New Template Available: As requested we have created a new downloadable pdf sign and tag template. This will help give you a visual feel of the size of text available on both options.

Help Article of the Month: How to order memorial, donor or sponsor plant tags.

Now Hiring? List your full time, part time, seasonal help, internships, or volunteer opportunities on   

April Events: Just a reminder to add your Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day (April 27) or other garden related events to!

See more posts from the Plants Map community news feed  

The Gardener: A new documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. The Gardener is based on the life of influential gardener Frank Cabot and his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English style garden estate. Learn more at  

Tennessee ‘Natural’ Burial Ground: A Simpler Farewell…Casket Optional from NPR

Featured Event

April 21 – 11th Annual Early Bird Wildflower Walk and Plant Sale
Daniel Boone Native Gardens (Boone, NC)

More to Explore

Our March 2018 cover photo feature is Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’

Spring Starflower Ipheion
by Dr. Allan Armitage

2017 AIB Award Winners Collection
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