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Gardening Links to the Web

For growing information specific to your area, we recommend that you contact your County Extension agent. The following are a sampling of sites offering reliable information and user-friendly navigation.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is my last frost date?
www.burpee.com/gygg/growingCalendarNoZipCode.jsp

How can I fix my heavy clay soil?
www.botanicalinterests.com/articles/view/9/The-Secret-is-in-the-Soil

How do I know how much to water?
www.jungseed.com/GardenersCorner.asp?article=Watering+Tips+For+Times+Of+Drought&aid=48&id=5

How do you build a raised bed?
www.jungseed.com/GardenersCorner.asp?article=Raised+Vegetable+Garden+Planning&aid=14&id=5

How much light do my plants need?
www.gardeners.com/Gardening-Under-Lights/5080,default,pg.html

Should I mulch and what kind should I use?
www.gardeners.com/Mulch-for-Vegetable-Gardens/5013,default,pg.html

What are common tomato problems and how can I solve them?
www.agardenpatch.com/Tomato-FAQ.html

When and why should I prune spring flowering shrubs?
www.gardeners.com/Early-Season-Pruning/7889,default,pg.html

Which fertilizer should I use?
parkseed.com/Understanding-Fertilizer/a/hand10/

Which pests/bugs are on my plant and how do I get rid of them?
www.johnnyseeds.com/MediaPlayer.aspx?VideoID=46&source=JSSVideos

Why are my seedlings long and spindly?
www.gardeners.com/How-to-Start-Seeds/5062,default,pg.html


GARDEN BLOGGERS

A Corner Garden
acornergarden.blogspot.com/

A Way to Garden
awaytogarden.com/greatest-hits-the-top-50-stories
By Margaret Roach

Allen Becker--Garden Guru
allanbecker-gardenguru.squarespace.com/

Backyard Gardening Blog
www.gardeningblog.net/

BGgarden
bggarden.com/blog/
By Brenda Haas

Big Blog of Gardening
www.bigblogofgardening.com/

BWise Gardening
bwisegardening.blogspot.com/
By Barbara Wise

Cheap Vegetable Gardener
www.cheapvegetablegardener.com/
By Shawn Verrall

Clay and Limestone
www.clayandlimestone.com/
By Gail Eichenberger

Compost in My Shoe
compostinmyshoe.com/blog/
By Jim Martin

Dave's Square Foot Garden
davessfggarden.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-aas-winners-in-my-garden.html
By David Velten

Durable Gardening
durablegardening.blogspot.com/
By Laura Hayden

Farmgirl Fare/In My Kitchen garden
inmykitchengarden.blogspot.com/
By Susan

Flowers and Weeds
flowersandweeds.blogspot.com/2012/03/espalier-fruit-trees-you-can-grow-that.html
By Garden Lily

Garden Bliss
sacgardening.blogspot.com/

Garden Detective
www.newsday.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/garden-detective-1.812029
By Jessica Damiano

Garden Rant
gardenrant.com/

Garden Voices
voices.gardenweb.com/garden_voices/

Gardener's Journal
blog.gardeners.com
Official blog of the employee-owners of Gardener's Supply Company

Gardening After Five
gardeningafterfive.wordpress.com/
By Carol O'Meara

Gardening Gone Wild
www.gardeninggonewild.com/
By Debra Lee Baldwin, Saxon Holt, Noel Kingsbury and Fran Sorin

Gardening Gone Wild
www.gardeninggonewild.com/

Gardens of the Wild Wild West
www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com/

GardenSmart
www.gardensmart.com/?p=articles&title=Vinca_Jams_N_Jellies_Blackberry
By Anne K Moore

Good Enough Gardening
www.goodenoughgardening.com/
By Jean Ann Van Krevelen and Amanda Thomsen

Growing Southern
thegardenblog.blogspot.com/

Growing With Plants
www.growingwithplants.com/
By Matt Mattus

Heirloom Gardener
heirloomgardener.blogspot.com/

Home Gardening Tips
www.home-gardening-tips.com/

Hoosier Gardener
hoosiergardener.com/?p=7452
By Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

In My Kitchen Garden
inmykitchengarden.blogspot.com/

Indiannapolis Museum of Art
www.imamuseum.org/blog/category/horticulture/
Written by the Museum's Horticultural Display Coordinator Irvin Etienne. Don't be fooled by the fact that this is a museum, it is a wonderful, beautiful public garden!

Joene's Garden
www.joenesgarden.com/
By Joene Hendry

Liberated Gardeners
www.liberatedgardener.net/
By Frank Hyman

Life on the Balcony
lifeonthebalcony.com/
By Fern Richardson

Living Homegrown
www.gardenfreshliving.com/2012/03/environmental-stewardship-you-can-grow-that.html
By Theresa Loe

May Dreams Gardens
www.maydreamsgardens.com/
By Carol Michel

My Garden blog
mistlefield.blogspot.com/
By David Hobson

North Country Gardening
www.northcountrygardening.blogspot.com/
By Neil Moran

Notes from Juniper Hill
www.juniperhillfarmnh.com/
By Joe Valentine

Oh What a Beautiful Garden Chicagoland
www.ohwhatabeautifulgarden-chicagoland.com/
By Carol Cichorski

Organic Food Guy
organicfoodguy.com/?cat=3
By Jeff Cox

Our Little Acre
ourlittleacre.blogspot.com/2012/03/species-tulip-you-can-grow-that.html
By Kylee Baumlee

Peter Garnham Blog
gansetter.com/
By Peter Garnham

Plant Talk
www.valeaston.com/
By Valerie Easton

Plant Whatever Brings You Joy
plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/
by Kathryn Hall

Planters Place blogs
www.plantersplace.com/community/blogs
A collection of blogs from various authors

Rambling Woods
ramblingwoods.com/2012/03/04/you-can-grow-that-purple-coneflower-echinacea-purpurea/
By Michelle

Redwood Barn Nursery
redwoodbarn.blogspot.com/2012/03/mandarins-you-can-grow-that.html
By Don Shor

Rotary Botanic Gardens Horticulture Blog
rotarygardens.blogspot.com/
By Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture at Rotary Gardens.

Seasonal Wisdom
www.seasonalwisdom.com/
By Teresa O'Connor

Skippy's Vegetable Garden
carletongarden.blogspot.com/

Strawberry Fields for Breakfast
katsmama.com/2012/03/04/you-can-grow-this-microgreens/

The Casual Gardener
thecasualgardener.blogspot.com/
By Shawna Coronado

The Cheap Vegetable Gardener
www.cheapvegetablegardener.com/

The Experimental Homesteader
experimentalhomesteader.com/
By Sheri Ann Richerson

The Garden Interior
www.thegardeninterior.com/

The Hortiholic
www.thehortiholic.com/
By Karen Geisler

This Garden Is Illegal
www.thisgardenisillegal.com/

Tiny Farm Blog
tinyfarmblog.com/

Tiny Farm Blog
tinyfarmblog.com/

Tiny Tim's Garden
tinytimsgarden.blogspot.com/2012/03/you-can-grow-this-and-mouthwatering.html
By Benita Bowen

Toronto Gardens
torontogardens.blogspot.com/
By sisters Helen and Sarah Battersby

Tree Care Tips
forestkeepersofcapecod.com/blog/planting-healthy-trees-you-can-grow-that-march-edition/

Veggie Gardening Tips
www.veggiegardeningtips.com/

Whole Life Gardening
wholelifegardening.com/blog/2012/03/04/community-you-can-grow-that/
By C.L. Fornari

You Grow Girl
www.yougrowgirl.com/


GARDEN BLOGS BY NGB MEMBERS

American Meadows, Inc.
blog.americanmeadows.com/

American Meadows, Inc.--Where Confidence Grows
blog.americanmeadows.com/2012/11/20/garden-inspiration/

Botanical Interests
https://botanicalinterests.com/inthegarden/
In The Garden

Burpee Home Gardens
www.burpeehomegardens.com/blog/default.aspx

Burpee's Backyard
www.burpee.com/community

Gardener's Journal
blog.gardeners.com/
The official blog of the employee-owners of Gardener's Supply Company.

GardenGenetics Blog
www.gardengenetics.com/gardengenetics/

Greenhouse Grower
sarasgreenspace.blogspot.com/

Harris Seed Ornamentals
hsornamentals.blogspot.com/

Harris Seeds
harrisseeds.blogspot.com/

Johnny's Selected Seeds
growingideas.johnnyseeds.com/

Park Seed Journal
www.parkseedjournal.com/

ProPlugger
www.proplugger.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=4839&CategoryID

Tozer Seeds America
www.tozerseeds.com/news/


GARDEN CENTER LOCATOR

Garden Center Guide
www.gardencenterguide.com
The Garden Center Guide gives you information of garden centers and plant nurseries in the US, including opening times, offers, customer reviews and directions.


GARDENER'S HELPERS

Composting How-To's
urbanext.illinois.edu/homecomposting/
Great tips on all things composting

Gardening Calculators
www.onlineloancalculator.org/resources/home-and-garden-calculators.php

HGTV Gardens
www.hgtvgardens.com/garden-basics/

Homeowners Guide to Lawn and Gardens
modularhomeowners.com/a-homeowners-resource-guide-to-lawn-and-gardens/

USDA Hardiness Zone Map
planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
The newest plant hardiness map, updated January 25, 2012.


GARDENING PUBLICATIONS

American Gardener
www.ahs.org/gardening-resources/gardening-publications/the-american-gardener/MA13TAG
Published by the American Horticultural Society as a member benefit. This critically acclaimed magazine features inspiring color photographs and in-depth articles on new and native plants, influential garden personalities, garden history, and earth friendly gardening techniques and products.

BBC Gardeners' World
www.gardenersworld.com/
BBC Magazine featuring seasonal, expert gardening advice, step-by-step project guides, a wealth of plant information and celebrity gardening blogs.

Better Homes and Gardens
www.bhg.com/gardening/
Create the perfect front yard and backyard landscape with our gardening tips. We'll tell you about beautiful annual, perennial, bulb, and rose flowers, as well as trees, shrubs, and groundcovers to put on a year-round show.

Birds & Blooms
www.birdsandblooms.com/
A magazine for bird, butterfly and garden lovers with online subscription, email tips list, pictures, contests and products to order.

Canadian Gardening
www.canadiangardening.com/
Find articles, discussion forums, catalogue of seed catalogues, seasonal tips, design & decor crafts and flower arranging, and gardening basics.

Dig It!
www.dig-itmag.com/
Dig It! is a monthly magazine for people who love gardens and spending time outdoors. It has original reporting and photography by knowledgeable people, and an email newsletter.

Farmers Almanac
www.almanac.com/gardening
Old Farmer's Almanac offers free long range 2011 weather forecasts, full moon dates, weather history, sun rise & set times, best planting dates, and more.

Fine Gardening
www.finegardening.com/

Garden Design
www.gardendesign.com/
Garden Design, advice, & ideas for garden decor, furniture, photos, & living green; for readers who are passionate about having the best gardens.

Garden Gate
www.gardengatemagazine.com/
Reader-supported general gardening magazine that prides itself on running no ads.

Gardening Tips
www.weekendgardener.net/
Online gardening magazine with step-by-step tutorials with pictures, how to gardening videos, in depth articles, gardening design ideas, Q&A, and more.

Heirloom Gardener
www.IDigMyGarden.com
An heirloom gardener's publication specializing in articles about non-hybrid, heirloom varieties from seed. Includes seed sources, preservation, collecting,history, growing tips, name origins, vegetarian recipies and related travel.

Horticulture magazine
www.hortmag.com/
Horticulture magazine, The Art & Science of Smart Gardening

Midwest Living
www.midwestliving.com/garden/

Organic Gardening
www.organicgardening.com/
Living from the ground up.

Pegasus Publications
www.pegasuspublications.net/
This is the website for three Canadian publications: Alberta Gardener Living, Manitoba Gardener Living, and Ontario Gardener Living.

Southern Living
www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/

State by State Gardening magazines
statebystategardening.com/
Covering Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Sunset Magazine
www.sunset.com/garden/
Gardening tips for the west coast

Vegetable Gardener
www.vegetablegardener.com/
Provides coverage of garden vegetable plants, ideas, gardening techniques, practical advices, recipes, and video.

Washington Gardener magazine
washingtongardener.blogspot.com/

Weekend Gardener
www.chestnut-sw.com/
Weekend Gardener provides news, info and tips for all seasons for both indoor and outdoor gardening.


GENERAL GARDENING

All-America Selections
www.all-americaselections.org
All-America Selections is a non-profit organization that tests new flower and vegetable varieties for home gardening.

American Public Gardens Association
www.publicgardens.org/
Are you seeking landscape or garden design ideas? Or are you just planning a trip and want to see beautiful gardens along the way? The garden search will allow you to find gardens based on a number of criteria.

Atlanta Gardening Forum
www.atlantagardeningforum.com/

Garden Center Guide
www.gardencenterguide.com
The Garden Center Guide gives you information of garden centers and plant nurseries in the US, including opening times, offers, customer reviews and directions.

Garden Resources
www.tigersheds.com/garden-resources/

Garden Web
glossary.gardenweb.com/glossary/
Glossary of Botanical Terms, Blogs, forums, photo galleries, Ask the Experts, Tools and Directories

Grow This!
www.growthis.com/

HGTV Gardens
www.hgtvgardens.com/garden-basics/

Internet Directory for Botany
www.bgbm.org/idb/botgard.html
This is a list of arboretums and botanic gardens around the world.

National Garden Clubs, Inc.
www.gardenclub.org/Home.aspx
Interested in joining a gardening club? Check here to find one in your area.

Plants National Database
plants.usda.gov
This national plant database provides standardized information about US plants.

Public Garden Locator by BH&G
www.bhg.com/gardening/arboretums/locator/

USDA Hardiness Zone Map
planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
The newest plant hardiness map, updated January 25, 2012.

USDA People's Garden curriculum for children's gardening
www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=garden_based_curriculum.html&contentidonly=true
Garden-based curriculum for children in grades K-4


HERB GARDENING

Herb Companion
www.herbcompanion.com/
Herb Companion helps you to discover a variety of ways to use herbs in baths, teas, recipes, and bouquets.

HGTV Gardens
www.hgtvgardens.com/garden-basics/

The Herb Society of America
www.herbsociety.org/
Great site for herb enthusiasts as well as beginning herb growers.


HORTICULTURE THERAPY

American Horticulture Therapy Association
www.ahta.org/

Chicago Botanic Garden
www.chicagobotanic.org/therapy/

Desert Survivors Native Plant Nursery
www.desertsurvivors.org

Horticulture Therapy for Veterans
www.gardeningleave.org/

Kansas City State
www.k-state.edu/media/webzine/Placesyoucango/horttherapy.html
Kansas City State has been a leader in Horticultural Therapy since 1971. It offers horticultural therapy in bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

North Carolina Botanical Garden Horticulture Therapy Program
ncbg.unc.edu/horticultural-therapy/

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
aesop.rutgers.edu/~horttherapy/whatis.html

We Grow Dreams
www.wegrowdreams.org/


KIDS GARDENING PROGRAMS

Alaska Botanical Garden's Educational Programs
www.alaskabg.org/Education-Learn/jmg.html


STATE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSIONS

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
www.ext.colostate.edu

Cornell University
www.hort.cornell.edu/gardening

Mississippi State University Extension
www.msucares.com/index.html

New Mexico State University Extension
desertblooms.nmsu.edu/

North Carolina University Cooperative Extension
www.ces.ncsu.edu/

Ohio State University WebGarden
webgarden.osu.edu/

Penn State University Extension
consumerhorticulture.psu.edu/

University of Georgia and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension
www.caes.uga.edu/publications/

University of Illinois Cooperative Extension
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu

University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture
www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/homehort2.html

University of Minnesota
www.extension.umn.edu

University of Vermont
www.uvm.edu/~pass/perry/

Utah State University Cooperative Extension
extension.usu.edu/yardandgarden/


WILDFLOWERS

American Meadows, Inc.
www.americanmeadows.com/wildflower-seeds

Applewood Seed
www.applewoodseed.com/
Wholesale supplier of wildflower seed and also a great informational resource

Good Nature Publishing
www.goodnaturepublishing.com/ewflowers.htm

The Seed Den
www.theseedden.com/
Wholesale supplier of wildflower seed