Prune and divide early flowering
perennials after they bloom.
|Now that you have
your GardenScribe Plant Organizer,
it’s time to start researching the plants in your garden.
Information about your plants is all around you. Here are just
a few places to search for information:
|One of the best
sources of information is the Internet with hundreds of websites filled
with endless facts and photos about plants and gardening.
by typing in the botanical or common name of your plant in a search engine
like Yahoo or Google.
You will probably find a number of websites that provide useful information.
|Also take a look at the list of resources below to help you research your plants. Check back often because we are always updating the list.|
Plant and Garden Website Resources
United States Department of Agriculture
The Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database provides standardized information about vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens in the U.S.
United States Department of Agriculture - Cooperative Extension System
Use this site to locate the office in your area. Many regional offices also have websites. They're a great source of information about horticulture, plant breeding, integrated pest management (IPM), invasive species, lawn care, organic gardening, pesticides, and
agriculture in general. Many locations also provide soil testing.
Created to help home gardener's learn how to pronounce and understand the true
names of plants.
Cornell University - Department of Animal Science
Poisonous Plants Informational Database. Includes plant images, pictures of affected
animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora
Use their Plant Guide to lookup facts. They also have an audible Pronunciation
Guide. This is really great. You select the plant name and hear an actual person
speak the latin name.
PlantFiles plant identification database. This site is packed with a lot of great resources.
Photo database specific to Hostas.
The Garden Helper
Gardening tips and advice for the beginner and veteran gardener. Includes Garden
Guides to create, maintain, and cultivate a variety of home garden styles. Learn about
vegetable gardening, butterfly and bird gardens, shade gardening, rock gardens etc.
Plant Guides help you understand how to grow and care for hundreds of different
perennial and annual plants and flowers as well as fruits and vegetables.
The Internet's garden and home community. The HortiPlex Database will give you information on a specific plant.
Missouri Botanical Garden
They have a database called TROPICOS - the world's largest database of plant information.
Plantfacts is a database hosted by Ohio State University .
Plant database with thousands of species of plants including flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables, trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, weeds, lichens, moss, ferns and many
others. Loads of information on everything gardening: plants, pests, supplies, tools,
tips and techniques, seeds and bulbs, nurseries and landscapers, and more.
Clematis on the Web
Everything you want to know about Clematis.
In The Garden with Maria Cinque
The resources page has lots of helpful information. Some specific links for those of you that garden in the New York area. Look around the rest of the site for articles, tips, and events.
American Horticultural Society
The site is filled with great information. For plant research go to the “Internet Community and Links” page and take a look at the “Specific Plants by Category” section.
The official website of the Gerbera Association: all you want to know about this popular cut flower, the Gerbera daisy: growing, care, seeds, diseases and cures.
Home and Garden Articles
Expert articles on home and garden topics.
The Garden Hotline
Hosted by Ralph Snodsmith of the Garden Hotline® radio program. You can submit your gardening questions on the Q&A page of his website.
Carolina Gardener's Plant Directory
This virtual plant directory contains more that 10,000 plants.
Information and Tips on Gardening
Gardening basics to get any gardener off to a good start, including evaluating a site, selecting healthy plants and analyzing the soil. Grow the best vegetable garden you can with ideas on vegetable varieties increasing the harvest from your vegetable garden and organic pest control.
Backyard Fruit Growers
The informal association of Backyard Fruit Growers began in 1990 as an exchange of information for amateurs and others in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who wish to produce excellent fruit for the family, and to respect the backyard environment.
Landscape Problem Solver
This site offers photographic keys to help diagnose and solve plant problems, using Integrated Pest Management principles.
Plant Vendors That Provide Good Research Information
The "Learn" section is packed with great stuff. Gardening basics, landscape design,
plant nutrition, pruning, and more. Their Plant Catalog is a great research tool. It gives
you everything that you would find on a plant tag such as USDA Hardiness, flower
color, foliage description, fruit, growth habit, soil conditions, light and water needs etc.
Descriptive information about Hostas.
Leading wholesale grower of perennials. Their plant database has detailed information on over 1,000 perennials. Searchable by botanical or common name.
The "Learn" section has a dictionary of garden terms, as well as articles on finding the right plant, pruning, plant food, soil, garden design, and more.
American Hydrangea Society
For people who love Hydrangeas.
General Garden Info Links
This UK based on-line tool retailer has a gardening resource page with links to quite a few gardening sites. The information is nicely organized in categories such as: Native Plant Gardening, Residential Gardening, Water Gardening, Container Gardening, Organic Gardening, Garden Design, Garden Pests, and more.
Gardening for people of all ages, abilities and lifestyles.
The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
By American Horticultural Society, Edited by Christopher Brickell and Judith D. Zuk