January 31, 2014

Some of my Favorite Garden Web Links

I spend quite a few hours a week searching and reading about gardening and plants. I've run upon a bunch of really great sources of information and plants over the years. Below are a few of my favorites and a brief description of them

Let's start with plant information. By far the best plant search and information site I have found is  Missouri Botanical Garden  plant search. You can search by common name or Latin name. There are pictures, plant info and growing tips http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder/plantfindersearch.aspx

Dave's Garden is also a good place to search. You can subscribe for even more perks. Plants available for sale on this site too. http://davesgarden.com/

This link has good information on seed starting and other gardening tips on the sidebar http://www.prescottenews.com/index.php/features/columnists/ken-lain-watters-garden-center/item/22894-starting-seed-indoors

Fun tips and ideas here:  http://www.amateurgardening.com/category/how-to/

I've mentioned Mike McGroarty several times but his site remains one of the best sources of info out there;
http://mikesbackyardnursery.com/

University of Minnesota Extension has lots of features for gardeners too http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/

The best free forum on the webhttp://www.gardenweb.com/  you can search by region, state, plant even birding etc.

This next one is a retail site that has great information about the plants they sell. I use it for growing info quite often Plant Delight Nursery http://www.plantdelights.com/#

Everything you ever want to know about perennials http://www.perennialplant.org/

FREE SEEDS HERE! http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Free_Seeds.html
http://www.heirloomseedswap.com/ 

Not free but good source of seeds http://www.southernexposure.com/

Some of my favorite plant sources
Walter's Gardens        Mary's Greenhouse in Tennessee     Gorge Top Gardens

Petals from the Past     White Flower Farm  lets not forget Amazon and Ebay too.

Please share your favorite sites in my comments section




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