The Plantmoji Project: 2020 Updates

Gardening ๐ŸŒฟ teaches us many things, including patience  and the acceptance of failures ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ. So too, it turns out, does emoji-making. In 2019 the Garden submitted ๐Ÿ“ฉ a proposal for an official orchid emoji to the Unicode Consortium, the governing body that oversees emoji. One year later the orchid remains close to reaching its goal…

The Case for More Plantmoji

There are nearly 3,000 emoji available at your fingertips โ˜๏ธ. These images depict everything from emotions ๐Ÿคช to animals ๐ŸฆŽ, national flags ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ to sports equipment ๐Ÿ’.  Emoji have become an integral part of how we communicate in a digital world ๐Ÿ“ฑ. Emoji have grown to be more diverse ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿฆฑ and inclusive ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ, at least…