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Published:June 6th, 2010 09:56 EST
Gardeners Find Inspiration, Grow a Garden and Share with Others

Gardeners Find Inspiration, Grow a Garden and Share with Others

By SOP newswire2


"Your Garden Show" Online Garden Community Launches --, the world`s first social media platform dedicated to gardens and their cultivators, launches from its San Francisco headquarters after two years in the making. This interactive website features an expansive 6,000 vegetable database developed by Cornell University (778 varieties of tomatoes!) and a 5,900 ornamental plant database powered by Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the U.S.A. The site is free to use. aims to unite the 25,000 square miles of America`s gardens and beyond, encouraging passionate gardeners to "show and tell."
"Gardeners visit over the virtual garden gate -- with one click of a finger you can be transported from an Italian Grand Garden to a vertical window garden in downtown New York -- everyone`s got something to share," say husband and wife co-founders Tom Finerty (Emmy-Award winning producer) and Lisa Marini (Master Gardener).
Members share their gardening activities and legacy through photos and videos while tracking their garden`s progress and growth on their Garden log -- or `GLOG,` a fun timeline journal developed exclusively for the offers hyper-localized features, making it easy for gardeners to identify their unique local climate and plant hardiness zones, and showcases what other gardeners in the region are planting and when. Interactive possibilities on the site are endless -- the most exciting of which is the Phase II addition of the Citizen Science initiatives, co-developed with the nation`s top environmental leaders. is supported by a growing team that includes `Groundskeeper` Mark Kane, former Executive Garden Editor of Better Homes and Gardens. "Creating a resource and network of global `neighbors` trading tips and spreading green thumb wisdom is a fantastic tool for the growing worldwide gardening community," says Mark. was developed by Pivotal Labs (Twitter) and designed by Hot Studio (Ancestry) in San Francisco. Visit
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