We hope this E-journal finds you staying safe and healthy as well as continuing to find ways to ‘dig in’ at home.
This month we want to share with you links to our recent online video presentations, a few virtual events, and other online resources to help you stay connected with plants and others during this time.
And we want to wish everyone a beautiful Arbor Day. Remember that, either virtually or literally, “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.” ~ Lucy Larcom
Celebrate Arbor Day presentation with Tracy Blevins: Discover ways to show your appreciation for trees and tree planting efforts this year and how the Arbor Day Foundation and others are celebrating #ArborDayatHome and online. info.plantsmap.com/journal/webinar-celebrate-arbor-day-every-day
Celebrate Arbor Day Every Day: Learn about organizations that plant, promote and protect trees all year. info.plantsmap.com/journal/about/celebrate-arbor-day-every-day
2020 Plants of the Year with Tracy Blevins: Explore the winning plants from this year’s collection of Plants of the Year. Tracy will also share some of her growing experiences and favorites from this collection. info.plantsmap.com/journal/congratulations-to-the-2020-plants-of-the-year
Garden Tool Care Virtual Workshop: Tracy Blevins shares how to properly maintain your tools for their best performance in the garden. info.plantsmap.com/journal/garden-tool-care-virtual-workshop
New Help Video Presentations:
- How to use the collections tool on Plants Map
- Overview of individual profiles, features and settings on Plants Map
- Adding admins to your organization’s network on Plants Map
- Re-introduction to Plantsmap.com
Virtual Iris Show and Garden Tour: Enjoy the 2020 Virtual Iris Show & Garden Tour hosted by the Fredericksburg Area Iris Society on Plants Map. Visit often to see new updates as the blooms continue to open from each garden participant.
Garden for Wildlife Month: Beginning May 1st, the National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Garden for Wildlife Month with two spring promotions. Learn more on their NWF Garden for Wildlife profile page on Plants Map under their events section.
National Public Gardens Week: Learn ways to engage with National Public Gardens Week that begins on May 8th via online resources and the #OurGardensYourHome social media campaign.
Buy It Plants: Our Resource member Rare Roots has been actively adding plants that you can learn about and have delivered to your door to enjoy in your garden – more than 300 plants are now available!
More to Explore
Our April 2020 cover photo feature is
Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
- Learn about becoming a Resource and our Buy It plants service
- Grant resources and fundraising tools for gardens, landscapes, horticulture
- 10 ways public gardens can use Plants Map
- Trees convey history at Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum
- The trees of Mount Hope Cemetery create a peaceful urban refuge
- Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project preserves Colorado’s apple diversity
- Learning the value of ACS reference gardens
- Iceland recommends hugging trees instead of people | Treehugger
- ‘A Reminder That Nature Is Strong’: In Japan, A 1,000-Year-Old Cherry Tree Blooms | NPR
- No, cinchona bark is not a cure for coronavirus | The Conversation
- Apparently, Teacup Gardens Are A Thing And Here Are 23 Adorable Examples | Boredpanda
Spring Back Reminder: Tags on trees with screw attachment hardware should be checked to loosen the screws back as needed to allow for outward growth of the trunk. Learn more about how to attach a sign hardware to a tree
Plant Stakes Update: New 20” stakes have arrived! The process for ordering only stakes or tree hardware has been moved to the My Tags order page to simplify the process. All stake or tree hardware orders will now require a sign in to order via your My Tags page.
Help Desk: Our archive of help articles, videos and other support materials has moved from info.plantsmap.com/help to help.plantsmap.com. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, or would like an online getting started demo, you can still email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Plants Map Team