Resources

 APPS

Check Apple, Google, Amazon for Apps for free – compass, level

 

LANDSCAPING CALCULATORS (there are many more)

https://www.landscapecalculator.com/

http://www.topsoilcalculator.net/

http://www.fredburrows.com/calculator/calc.html

 

PLANT HARDINESS ZONES

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

 

WEBSITES

Plant Sources

 

PERENNIALS

www.bluestoneperennials.com

 

ALL PLANTS

www.lazyssfarm.com

www.gardencrossings.com

www.diggingdog.com

 

SPECIALTY

www.clematisnursery.com

 

BULBS

http://www.colorblends.com/

https://www.johnscheepers.com/

www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com

www.easytogrowbulbs.com

www.vanengelen.com

 

SEEDS

www.territorialseed.com

 

Plant Information Websites

Missouri Botanical Gardens (my go-to-first source for information –http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder

J C Raulston Arboretum at NC State University –
https://jcra.ncsu.edu/horticulture/our-plants/index.php

USDA Plant Database – http://www.plants.usda.gov/java

Videos for gardeners – https://goodgardeningvideos.org/

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

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

Morton Arboretum – http://www.mortonarb.org/

Us Botanic Garden – https://www.usbg.gov/

US National Arboretum – http://www.usna.usda.gov/

The Washington Post Home & Garden Section – https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home-garden/

Longwood Gardens – https://longwoodgardens.org/

Acorn Farms (a wholesale nursery with lots of plant information on its website- http://www.acornfarms.com/responsive/velocity/index2.html

Perennial Resource – Lots of information about perennials plus a month-by-month must-do calendar
http://www.perennialresource.com/encyclopedia/

Hollybrook Orchards (information about fruit tree growing) – http://www.hollybrookorchards.com/

 

Deer Resistant Plants Lists

http://njaes.rutgers.edu/deerresistance/

http://warren.cce.cornell.edu/gardening-landscape/deer-resistant-plants

https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/articles/FS655-ResistanceDeer.pdf

 

State Extension Offices (A gold mine of factual information for gardeners. Don’t just look at your own state)

Delaware – https://extension.udel.edu/lawngarden/

Illinois – http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/index.php

Maryland – http://extension.umd.edu/

UMD home gardening – http://extension.umd.edu/hgic

Minnesota- http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/landscaping/maint/herbaceous_maint.html

New Jersey – https://njaes.rutgers.edu/county/

New York – http://gardening.cals.cornell.edu/

North Carolina – https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/lawn-garden/

https://gardening.ces.ncsu.edu/

Ohio – http://extension.osu.edu/ , http://webgarden.osu.edu/

Pennsylvania – http://extension.psu.edu/

South Carolina – http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/index.html

Virginia – http://www.ext.vt.edu/topics/lawn-garden/index.html

West Virginia – http://www.wvstateu.edu/extension

 

Master Gardeners– Local

 

Gardening Websites and Blogs

http://davesgarden.com/

http://www.thegardenglove.com

http://awaytogarden.com

http://blessmyweeds.com/

https://www.landscapingnetwork.com/

http://www.avantgardendecor.com/blog/

http://www.gardenweb.com/

 

BOOKS

Editors of Southern Living. (2015). The New Southern Living Gardening Book: The Ultimate Guide to Gardening. Oxmoor House

Damrosch, Barbara. (2008). The Garden Primer. Second Edition. New York : Workman Publishers.

Turnbull, C. (1991). The Complete Guide to Landscape Design, Renovation, and Maintenance. Crozet, Virginia: Betterway Publications, Inc. (My favorite book on home garden design and maintenance, with lots of information on pruning. Simple and clear with good facts. Out of print but used copies can be found.)

 

MAGAZINES

Fine Gardening . Connecticut: Tauton Press

 

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