Happy September! Change is in the air as we continue to grow into the beautiful season of autumn.  

News & Updates

Garden Trends: We are excited to share that Plants Map has been included in the 2019 Garden Trends Report from Garden Media Group. The theme this year is Rooted Together – Reconnecting with the Natural World and our interactive plant tags were featured as a tech in the garden trend.  Download the full report at: grow.gardenmediagroup.com/2019-garden-trends-report.

Bee Campus: Congratulations to the University of Central Florida on becoming a designated Bee Campus. Learn more at plantsmap.com/organizations/university-of-central-florida.  

Pollinator Gardens: The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) would like to know if any registered gardens have participated in surveys, research, or citizen science projects for the purpose of sharing on their impact page. Contact tracy@plantsmap.com for more information. Learn how to Bee Counted with Plants Map and the MPGC.

The Vegetable Gardening Show: Co-founder Tracy Blevins was recently invited to chat with Mike Podlesny of The Vegetable Gardening Show on how we started Plants Map and ways to document your gardens. Watch the show at averagepersongardening.com.

Leaf Peeping: Planning a getaway to take in some fall foliage? See our list of best fall foliage tracker websites to help plan your road trip and share your adventures with us by starting a collection for your photos.

Website Migration: We are in the process of migrating Plantsmap.com to a new development platform that will improve the functionality of our website in several ways. This migration will also allow us to begin building user requested premium features and tools. In addition to those functional improvements, we will be launching a cleaner website redesign as well. We will keep you posted with updates as we begin this transition in October.

Core Plants Update: There are now over 60 Core Plants available via the Plant Finder tool including AAS vegetable and flower winners and several tree species. We will be adding over 2,500 in the coming months. Learn more about Core Plants.

Plant Finder: Have you tried the new Plant Finder tool yet? You may have noticed the purpose filter for ‘Of Interest’ plants. These results will show the plants with the most authentic, unique and personalized plant stories. Learn more Plant Finder search tips at info.plantsmap.com/help/plant-finder.

Help Article of the Month: Why Plants Map QR codes only link to Plantsmap.com   

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More to Explore

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
by Nussbaum Greenhouse – Taylor University

by Gari Melchers Home Studio & Restored Gardens

Wellesley Conservation Council
Wellesley Hills (MA)

Our September 2018 cover photo feature is
Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Timely Topics

12 Garden Retailer Favorites at Farwest 2018 from Greenhouse Grower

Why Leaves Change Color from College of Environmental Science and Forestry

How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other (video) from National Geographic

Kew has released the first ever State of the World’s Fungi report revealing how important fungi are to all life on Earth

Reminder: Plants Map organization profiles that want to be seen in the Plant Finder – Plants To Visit purpose filter results need to check a new setting in edit mode to as a public landscape.

If you have a favorite brand, catalog, garden center or plant vendor that you would like to see in our ‘To Buy’ results, please forward this email to them and ask them to contact us at support@plantsmap.com. We will be happy to help get them started on a trial basis.   

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The Plants Map Team

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