Happy September! As we welcome autumn and transition from one growing season to another, we look forward to seeing the changes in your landscapes on Plants Map.  Our latest featured profile journal shares the story of Reynolds Community College and the Milliken legacy visible in Spartanburg arboreta.  And our ‘More to Explore’ section features: ‘Viridis’ Japanese Maple by Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, Historic Linthicum Walks Arboretum by Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks and the Stevens County Firewise Garden

Help articles of the month: How to Scan QR Codes on Plant Tags and Signs | How to comment on a post or a plant

News & Updates 

Posting News: We would like to extend an opportunity to any of our community landscapes that have been affected by the recent hurricanes or other natural disasters to post your updates and needs on our website. We wish everyone a fast and full recovery.  

APGA Launches Garden to Garden Disaster Response Center: This is a new communication tool on the American Public Gardens Association website to help their member gardens with specific needs make contact with other members that may have resources available to share or lend. To learn more visit https://publicgardens.org/disaster-response-center.

Hurricanes and Trees: The University of Florida IFAS Extension has an online resource to help prepare for and assess tree damage from hurricanes and windstorms as well as steps toward a recovery program. Visit http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_trees_and_hurricanes.  

Hummingbird Photo: Many of you may have seen the Hummingbird moment captured by Bill Blevins on Plants Map. At the suggestion of many, Bill has entered this photo in the National Geographic Nature Photographer Contest. To vote, please visit http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/10988422.  

Arbnet Certification: Congratulations to Rady Park Arboretum on their ArbNet Certification status! Learn how to certify and connect with ArbNet on Plants Map.  

Make a Connection: Did you know that you can connect with the following organizations on Plants Map if you are a participating or certified landscape: ArbNet, American in Bloom, National Wildlife Federation, All America Selections, American Horticultural Society. Learn how to connect organization profiles | What’s the difference between follow and connect?

Tiny Country Feeds the World: We found this National Geographic story shared with us amazing. Take a look at the potential future of growing food:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming

Gifts for Gardeners: We are putting together another ‘Gifts for Gardeners’ journal this year that was very popular on social media last year. We select gifts to feature from members of our Resources section. If you are interested in featuring your products on Plants Map please contact us. The ‘Gifts for Gardeners’ journal will go live by mid-November.  

See more from the Plants Map community news feed 

‘Viridis’ Japanese Maple
by the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

Historic Linthicum Walks Arboretum Collection
by Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks

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