Plants Map Update: October 2014

If you haven’t visited recently, check out the new growing profiles and plants on Plants Map. Have you updated your profile yet? Sign in and add a photo of yourself and share information about your botanical interests and activities.

Have you seen the new Plants Map video?

Thank you to Haleigh Ciel of Ciel Productions for working with us to produce our first video! Let us know what you think and please share it with your friends. We also want to invite you to subscribe to our Plants Map YouTube Channel. We’ll have more videos soon showing how to use Plants Map.

Last month we asked if you grew sunflowers. Thank you to those of you who shared! We have picked a few to feature this month:

Next month: Mums!

got-mumsWe will feature profiles that add that perennial Fall favorite: Chrysanthemums! We know you have a few so show us! Add yours to Plants Map and include your growing tips.

Plants Map is more fun when shared with others!

Please share this email or your Plants Map profile and invite those you know to Sign In and showcase what they are growing! It’s a great way to be able to learn and experience what your friends, family and others are growing.

Featured Organization: Florida Tech Botanical Garden in Melbourne, FL

Discover and explore a 20+ acre lush tropical botanical garden within the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology. Learn about the Dent Smith Trail and check out their vast palm collection. Students are currently adding photos and self-guided tours to the profile. Here’s an idea! Why not plan a trip to their Botanical Festival on March 7, 2015 to experience their garden in person!

Nonprofit profiles are free. It’s an opportunity for botanical gardens, garden clubs, tree programs, plant societies, public and community gardens to gain exposure for their projects and programs, increase volunteers and members and reach more supporters. Learn More and Get Started growing your Plants Map profile and network.

Business and professional profiles are launching soon. For more information or to be included in our launch please email us at [email protected]. We would love to hear your ideas on how Plants Map can grow your business.

Podcast Mention! Thanks to Dave LeDoux of Back to My Garden for the very nice mention of Plants Map during a podcast on Average Person Gardening. The full podcast features Dave and also Annie Haven of Authentic Haven Brand sharing great information on heirloom variety vegetables and how to condition your soil to achieve the best results. We’re mentioned at about minute 26. Click to listen.

Upcoming Events

Plants Map has been invited to exhibit at the 56th Annual Garden Club of Virginia Conservation Forum “Trees: Virginia’s Remarkable, Renewable Resource” on November 12. This event is at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and it is open to the public. For more information and to register to attend Click Here. We hope to see you there!

It’s now easier to get Plants Map Tags & Signs

We can now import plant lists to start your profile. Visit the Connecting People With Plants page for more information. Plants Map Tags and Signs allow for easy access to update your plant webpages with notes and photos from your smartphone while working in your garden. They also engage visitors to your garden and allow them to see photos and information specific to your plants and profile.

Welcome to our newest team member, Nick Cadwallender as our Senior Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships. Nick, an avid vegetable gardener himself, will help cultivate relationships with nonprofits, businesses and other organizations and partners to help grow Plants Map. Read more from Fredericksburg Today.

Your ideas, suggestions, and feedback are always welcome. Visit Plants Map to add your plants and to explore and discover from others too. Thank you for growing with us!