Happy May! America is blooming and we are featuring public gardens and landscapes this month from our community. And our featured resource is America In Bloom as judges have started visiting participants around the country that are planting pride in their communities. If you are an AIB community be sure to connect with them.
Our featured profile journals share the stories of The Cherokee Garden and the University Heights Arts Association and our ‘More to Explore’ section features Belle Isle’s Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Abingdon Arboretum at Veterans Memorial Park, GenerousGardeners.org in Gloucester, MA.
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This time of year we get a lot of requests, calls, and message seeking plant identification help. We have provided some tips and resources on plant identification here: Help with plant identification.
News & Updates:
Open Garden Day – We are going to host 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: We are happy to share more user improvements including a new look to our plant and collection pages and other cool features. Learn more in our May Developer Updates Journal and our April Developer Updates Journal.
June is both Perennial Gardening Month and Rose Month. We will be featuring both in our next E-Journal so share your favorite perennial or rose with us by adding them to Plantsmap.com and posting to social media using #plantsmap. Learn more about Perennial Gardening Month.
Invite to ‘Bee Counted’ coming soon! Plantsmap.com has become a network partner of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. Look for more information on how to ‘Bee Counted’ with Plantsmap.com when your register your garden next month. We will also be playing a supporting social media role in the upcoming Pollinator Week, June 19-25.
May is Garden for Wildlife Month. To learn more visit the National Wildlife Federation enter their Habitat Helper giveaway.
The USDA is seeking samples of downy mildew on wildflowers or weeds in the Asteraceae (Daisy) family. Visit www.ornamentalpathology.com/downy-mildew-on-wild-flowers for more information.
More to Explore
Our May 2017 cover photo feature is Rhododendron ‘Fireball’
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