Plants Map Journal Update: Countdown to Spring

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map | Posted on 01-03-2015

Where did February go? It passed so fast we almost forgot to write the Plants Map monthly update! Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 5.25.04 PM

Are you counting down the days to March 20th like us?

Before we get started, we want to thank and welcome the many new profiles grow the community of people interested in plants and gardens. If you haven’t visited recently check out our Explore page and see what’s growing. We also added maps on several new pages on the site and now you can drag and drop the pin to locate your plants and build your garden map. You can view the community map page by clicking here

Read more at http://info.plantsmap.com/blog/countdown-to-spring

The Plants Map December Journal Update

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map | Posted on 16-12-2014

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Perhaps you are reflecting on last year’s growing season or thinking with anticipation about next years plans. Well, now would be a great time to add your favorite plants from 2014 and start a wish list for 2015.

Have you visited Plants Map recently? There are new profiles and lots of new plants to enjoy! Explore and discover what’s growing!

Read the full Plants Map December Journal Update

My Podcast with Dave from BacktoMyGarden.com

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map, Social Gardening | Posted on 25-11-2014

I had the wonderful opportunity to do a podcast with Dave Ledoux, avid gardener & creator of the website Back To My Garden. He had a lot of questions about what inspired PlantsMap.com and how I became obsessed with keeping my plant collections organized.

Read more at http://info.plantsmap.com/blog/tracy-blevins-is-guest-on-back-to-my-garden

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Plants Map Wins Made In FredVA. Thank You!

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in Plants Map | Posted on 20-11-2014

IMG_0080As one of five finalists in the 2014 Made In FredVA event this year, the judges chose Plants Map for the first place award. We are thrilled to continue to represent the Fredericksburg area with this award and want to continue to foster the growth of startups in the area.  We wanted to say ‘Thank You’ from our team to everyone that participated in, organized, supported and attended the Made in FredVA Business Plan Competition.  Read More at http://info.plantsmap.com/blog/thank-you-fxbg-and-made-in-fredva 

Plants Map November Update

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map | Posted on 19-11-2014

The November Journal Update from Plants Map.

  • November featured plant profiles: Chrysanthemums
  • December plant of the month: Conifers & Evergreens
  • Featured Organization: Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Tracy Blevins featured on BacktoMyGarden.com podcast
  • Plants Map joins the American Public Gardens Association
  • Plants Map partners with the Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

Read the full post at Plants Map Journal November Update

 

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Plants Map October Journal

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map, Social Gardening | Posted on 23-10-2014

Plants Map is Growing! 

October Journal

 

Have you seen our new video?

Thanks for the Sunflowers!

This month, show us your Mums!

Check out the Florida Tech Botanical Garden.

Welcome to our new team member Nick.

And other news and events from Plants Map.

Thanks for growing with us!

 

Read more at http://www.plantsmap.com/journal/5062/plants-map-journal-october-update

 

 

What’s Growing with Plants Map: September Journal

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map | Posted on 15-09-2014

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We are heading into a new and improved Plants Map 2.0 with website improvements, more social features and advanced maps coming soon.

Got Sunflowers? Add your plants and photos to Plants Map and in our next Journal update we will feature some of the profiles that have added sunflowers. Click here to Add a Sunflower!

Thank You To Our Growing Community!

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Thank You to BGgarden.com from Plants Map

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map, Social Gardening | Posted on 15-09-2014

I want to extend a special thank you from Plants Map to Bren Haas for her great blog post & video on Plants Map: Interactive Tagging Connect People with Plants She writes, “Once you add your plants, shrubs and trees to the website you can order interactive tags that will totally BLOW YOUR MIND!”

Bren is a great connection and her #gardenchat community has been very supportive of Plants Map. We had a great time hosting #gardenchat back in July and helping to kick-off the #gardenchat profile on Plants Map. It was a virtual flower show that evening!

Check out www.bggarden.com and join the #gardenchat community on Twitter Monday nights at 9pm eastern time.

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Join me August 26: Introduction to Plants Map & Fingertip Gardening

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in General Interest, Plants Map | Posted on 20-08-2014

August 20, 2014

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Join me for an Introduction to Plants Map: Fingertip Gardening at the Salem Church Library (2607 Salem Church Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407) on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7pm.

Presented by the Master Gardener Association of the Central Rappahannock Area – Salem Church Library Talks

Tracy Blevins, cofounder of local startup winner Plants Map, will give an introduction on how their social & mobile website,www.PlantsMap.com, works for garden and plant enthusiast of all ages and interests. You will learn how to create from your personal computer or mobile devices an online showcase of your gardens with a plant journal. They will also demonstrate how their concept can educate, entertain and engage your garden visitors as well.

Nonprofits and volunteer organizations are also invited to learn how Plants Map can increase awareness of their projects and grow their network of members/volunteers/supporter.

We will show examples of various individuals and organizations already sharing their stories about their plants and gardens on Plants Map as well. Please join us! Free event and open to the public.

 

Plants Map supporter of Garden Walk Buffalo 2014

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in Gardening, General Interest, Plants Map | Posted on 14-06-2014

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GWBuffalo1Plants Map is excited to be a sponsor of Garden Walk Buffalo 2014. Tracy and I lived in western New York for six years and have enjoyed Buffalo many times – especially our Garden Walk Buffalo visits!  Read More

Discover Garden Walk Buffalo 2014 on Plants Map