ButterflyGardenJul2013

Thanks to the dedicated work of Dr. Annkatrin Rose – “Keeper Of Plant The List” – and botany teacher at Appalachian State University, you can now tour the Daniel Boone Native Gardens on Plants Map.

While creating an inventory of the collections and plants in the Boone, NC gardens, they have made this invaluable resource accessible to anyone with internet access no matter where they live.

In line with the Garden Club of North Carolina’s mission of conservation and education, the profile pages associated with each plant will include photos of plants in each life cycle stage.At this point in the Spring of 2015, they are concentrating on adding photos of blooms and shots showing emerging spring foliage.  Dr. Rose says she has been asked to add a “weed collection” to their Plants Map inventory to aid with weed identification.

At this point in the Spring of 2015, they are concentrating on adding photos of blooms and images showing emerging spring foliage.

Dr. Rose says she has been asked to add a “weed collection” to their Plants Map inventory to aid with weed identification. What a great resource to those pulling weeds in their spring gardens!

The Daniel Boone Native Gardens decided to build an online inventory of plants for the following reasons:

  1. To keep a transparent record of the plants we have and where they originated to share with donors and grant agencies
  2. To be able to have more than one person update and edit the plant list without having to send a spreadsheet back and forth to avoid duplicating effort
  3. To make our plant list available to the public to accommodate our #1 question from visitors ‘what plants do you have?’
  4. To be able to make the QR code connection from the plant labels to their plant pages to allow visitors and volunteers to learn more while at the gardens
  5. To organize and guide volunteers at the gardens especially in distinguishing wanted from unwanted plants when weeding

Dr. Rose added, “Plants Map nicely fits the bill.”

Explore the many collections of the garden including the Fern and Rhododendron Thicket, the High Elevation Rocky Summit Garden, and the Bird and Butterfly Garden by visiting the Daniel Boone Native Plant Gardens on Plants Map and then make a plan to visit in person.