Connecting People With Plants May 2019

Beginning on May 24, 2019 we are introducing paid subscription tiers for premium Plants Map features. To view the subscription pricing page click here. Visit that page again on May 24 as it will be updated with links to upgrade your profile.

We have created a help page to answer frequently asked questions about the subscriptions tiers.

On May 31 we invite you to attend a live webinar to demonstrate the new subscription tiers, answer your questions, and share with you some new features being developed.

We have received positive feedback to our email announcements that we have been sending to our community since last week. We appreciate your support as we move towards software as a service for connecting people with plants.

News & Updates

Featured Journal: If you ever visit the city of Rochester, N.Y., don’t leave without climbing to the top of a hill in section R of Mount Hope Cemetery. The trees of Mount Hope Cemetery create a peaceful urban refuge.  

Welcome Brent and Becky’s Bulbs as a Resource profile offering Buy It plants. Fall items are now available to order. There is a discount on all bulb orders received by July 1, 2019.

Plants of the Year: Daffodil ‘Las Vegas’ has received the 2019 John and Gertrude Wister Award from the American Daffodil Society – Congratulations to the 2019 Plants of the Year™ | Daffodil Las Vegas by Brent and Becky’s Bulbs on Plants Map

Buy It Plants: In May, introduced new features that take the mission of connecting people with plants even further. The information-rich Plant Finder search tool set the stage for the capability to offer Buy It plants to its website visitors and community. Plants Map connects plant collectors with plant vendors.

Year of the Salvia: The National Garden Bureau has selected the Salvia nemorosa as the 2019 ‘year of’ the perennial. Learn more about salvia including tips for growing and care.

Core Plants: We are continuing to build our database of core plants (280+) and thought you might find the top five most frequently documented plants from our community interesting: 1)  Quercus palustris (pin oak), 2) Quercus phellos (willow oak), 3) Juglans nigra (black walnut), 4) Ilex opaca (American holly), 5) Taxodium distichum (bald cypress). Trees actually took our top 11 spots for most frequently documented plants. The top perennial was Rudbeckia hirta (black-eyed Susan). Learn how to adopt core plants.

Featured Event: June 18 – Community Forestry: Conversation & Coffee with ArbNet

Event Reminders: Next month celebrate Rose Month and Pollinator Week June 17-23.  See more events on Plants Map |  Learn how to add your events.

ArbNet Certifications: Chesterfield County Arboretum, Colonial Williamsburg Level II, Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society  | Connect with ArbNet on Plants Map

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More to Explore

Paradise Tree Gumbo Nature Center

Paradise Tree
by Gumbo Nature Center

Colavita's Vegetable Garden

Colavita’s Vegetable Garden
by Culinary Institute of America

Our May 2019 cover photo feature is
Salvia May Night (Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’)

Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'

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Tracy Blevins
The Plants Map Team

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