Thank you for another great year of growing together! Wishing everyone peace, joy, and a prosperous New Year!
News & Updates:
Website Update: We completed our migration to a new development platform on December 17. We are still working on a few open ‘bugs’ but if you have any issues to report please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to finally begin building some new features, enhancements, and improvements. We would love to hear your wish list or suggestions. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Best Nine: It’s time to celebrate our 2018 best nine photos on Instagram once again.
NFC Chips: We have a limited number of Plants Map NFC chips to test with some of our users. If you are interested trying these on your existing tags or signs just let us know at email@example.com. Learn more about NFC Chips.
NGB 2019 Year of Campaigns: Each year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one bulb, and one edible as their “Year of the” campaigns. The 2019 ‘Year of the’ campaigns will feature the Snapdragon, Dahlia, Pumpkin and Salvia nemorosa.
Leu Gardens: We recently had the opportunity to visit Leu Gardens, a tropical oasis in Orlando (FL). We hope you enjoy the Leu Gardens Collection by Tracy Blevins.
ACS Reference Garden Visit: As a member of the American Conifer Society and a reference garden sponsor, Bill Blevins recently visited the ACS SE Reference Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Plants to Visit: To be seen in our Plant Finder purpose filter of Plants to Visit, remember to edit your organization profile setting as a public landscape.
Featured Event: The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS 2019) – January 9-11
Ready to Seed Swap: Learn more about Seed Swap Day and how to add your event to Plantsmap.com.
Demo Sessions – Our last regularly scheduled demo session will be December 11. Future online demos can be scheduled by contacting us. We also have a library of help videos that will be updated in 2019 as new features are released.
Winter Weather Garden Tips:
More to Explore
Our December 2018 cover photo feature is
Ilex cornuta ‘Needlepoint’
- Conservationists plant a ‘super grove’ of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps | Mother Nature Network
- Rainbow appears in swamp of First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach | The Virginian-Pilot
- Renowned rose breeder David C. H. Austin dies at 92 | Gardencenter Magazine
- Gardening could be the hobby that helps you live to 100 | BBC
- Second act of service: Vets find work and purpose in the National Park Service | NBC News
Thank you to Frau Zinnie and The Freckled Rose for including our Plants Map Tags in their gifts for gardeners. Now that the holidays are over, treat yourself in the new year with a gift from these thoughtful collections: frauzinnie.blogspot.com and angiethefreckledrose.com.
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