From practical tips to the latest research, universities offer valuable info and give a regional perspective.
Cornell Department of Horticulture
Ohio State University Yard & Garden
Purdue University Consumer Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
Virginia Cooperative Extension
University of Arizona Home Horticulture
Aggie Horticulture/Texas A&M
Whether you're just getting your feet wet in planning your first garden and need some general advice, have a special fondness for a particular type of plant and want more info about growing it, or want to hook up with others with similar interests, the world of online gardening can help. Here are some Web site picks from the editors at the National Gardening Association. This listing is not meant to be comprehensive but it provides a place to start. Most of these sites also contain links to visit, and search engines can take you even further. Happy browsing!
General Gardening Resources
These sites offer a wealth of info on many aspects of gardening, and they are the ideal place to start when exploring the universe of gardening on the Web.
US Plant Hardiness Zone Map
These organizations are national in scope but many also have regional and/or local branches. You'll find events to attend, groups to join, and gardens to visit.
America In Bloom
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
American Community Gardening Association
American Horticultural Society
Arbor Day Foundation
Garden Club of America
Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America
Hobby Greenhouse Association
National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitats
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Seed Savers Exchange
If you have a particular plant passion, you're likely to find an association of like-minded gardeners on the Web. Many offer expert advice, publications, and regional gatherings.
American Dahlia Society
American Bonsai Society
American Orchid Society
American Rhododendron Society
American Rose Society
Herb Society of America
International Water Lily and Water Gardening Society
North American Rock Garden Society
Organic Gardening Experts
These sites can help you create a garden that's healthy for your family, for wildlife, and for the environment.
How to Compost
Organic Gardening Basics
World of Organic Agriculture: USA