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Gardening Websites

Spring is in the air and many people’s thoughts turn to gardening. Here are some websites that can help with your gardening projects!

Backyard Gardener http:www.backyardgardener.com

This is a one-stop information site to help people understand their gardening needs. It includes gardening and plant lists, and links to other gardening reference sites.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden http://www.bbg.org

Take a virtual tour of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and view the many and varied gardens contained within. Also available are gardening information and news items, a link to educational programs and descriptions of scientific research.

Dave’s Garden http://davesgarden.com

View articles and videos on a variety of gardening topics and participate in over 250 chat forums. Also includes a large plant database with accompanying images, a database of gardening-related mail order companies rated by members, and more.

Department of Horticulture Gardening Resources http://www.gardening.cals.cornell.edu

Their motto is “Learn, Garden & Reflect with Cornell Garden-Based Learning.” To that end, the Cornell site provides: Activities — short, stand-alone lessons on topics such as drying flowers, making fresh flower arrangements, and more Garden Guidance — information on food gardening, healthy soil, lawns and landscapes, and a wide variety of other topics.

The Garden Helper http://www.thegardenhelper.com

“Gardening help for the beginner as well as for the veteran gardener.” Includes gardening guides for all plants including annuals and perennials, fruits and vegetables, and house plants; plus a gardening calendar and a gardening forum.

International Society of Arboriculture http://www.treesaregood.com

Professional advice on trees: planting, pruning, pest and disease control, health care, and more.

National Gardening Association http://www.garden.org

Features timely articles, colorful photos, and links to related information, as well as a question and answer section and how-to projects.

New York Botanical Garden http://www.nybg.org

Provides information on events, visiting the garden, plant information, and more.

New York Flora Atlas http://newyork.plantatlas.usf.edu

Produced by the New York Flora Association, the Atlas is a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state, as well as information on plant habitats, associated ecological communities, and taxonomy.

Watch Your Garden Grow http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies

This site provides information on growing, storing, and preparing vegetables, from the University of Illinois Extension. It is available in both English and Spanish languages.

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