Here's some helpful gardening links that our Help Desk and staff are fond of using:
- Better Homes & Gardens Garden Plans
Better Homes and Gardens offers numerous garden designs that feature perennials – often with varieties that we offer. Want to substitute a Bluestone plant into one of the layouts? Use our Plant Finder or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Cooperative Extension Service
Get local gardening advice from your Cooperative Extension Service, a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Experts can provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes. Master Gardener training is offered as well.
- Dave's Garden
A great source for gardeners providing informative articles, videos and numerous forums. While you’re there, check out customer comments at Dave's Garden Watchdog, a customer driven site that evaluates mail-order nurseries.
- Fine Gardening Pronunciation Guide
The good people at Fine Gardening have put together a very helpful pronunciation guide to help with Latin names.
- Forcing Bulbs
Are you interested in forcing our spring blooming bulbs? Here are a couple of very helpful references.
Clemson Cooperative Extension's Forcing Bulbs Indoors
Fine Gardening's Forcing Bulbs info
- Hydrangeas! Hydrangeas!
Need help with Hydrangeas? Here is the Helpdesk's favorite site.
- Rutger's Deer Resistant Plant Ratings
Looking for information on Deer Resistant Plants? This Rutger’s University site rates plants by HOW Deer Resistant the plants are on a scale of A,B,C and D.
- United States Department of Agriculture
Interested in the Native Status of a plant? The USDA Native Status is an excellent place for info. Enter the plant you want to check and click on “View Native Status” just below the Distribution map. The Latin genus only, or genus and species are good ways to start.