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Useful Links

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

I thought it might be helpful to some to share informational links. Perhaps we could keep this thread as a sticky. It would also keep the size down if we limit our comments with no CHATTING. Perhaps directing a question via dmail? Also, instead of adding a new thread for additional links you have already contributed, just edit your existing entry?

Here are a few of mine.
http://vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu/ - Information from the dept of Horticulture - Cornell University
http://www.ghorganics.com/page2.html#ALFALFA: - A Companion Planting Guide
http://invasivespecies.blogspot.com/ - Invasive Species - plants and animals - USA
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Alpha.asp - Plant finder from the Missouri Bontanical Garden
http://www.monrovia.com/PlantInf.nsf/269905a1fb059eb48825683c0080938a/$searchForm?SearchView - Monrovia Plant Finder
http://www.provenwinners.com/ce_main.cfm?pwMainPage - Proven Winners - these plants are sold in most garden centers
http://www.backyardgardener.com/tm.html - Seed Germination Database from Thompson and Morgan
http://wor710.com/pages/975079.php - The Garden Hotline - Ralph Snodsmith
http://www.nynjctbotany.org/ - botany in the greater New York City Metropolitan Area
http://tomclothier.hort.net/ - Seed Germination Information
http://plants.usda.gov/ - Plant Database from the USDA
http://www.sunset.com/sunset/garden/article/0,20633,845218,00.html - Sunset Climate/Garden Zones
http://www.perennialresource.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.main - Perennial Database -lets create a shopping list too.
http://www.farm-garden.com/growing-vegetables - Great info on growing vegetables
http://www.tinkersgardens.com/vegetables/ - another good veggie info source
**new** http://www.hummingbirds.net/

Please Share your information. If this gets big enough, we can always categorize the thread.

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Questa, NM(Zone 5b)

Brilliant!!! Thank you so much Anita! Great idea for a thread, too!

Hey, I have a question. Where do I go to find out how much snow we had this year so far?

Mid-Cape, MA(Zone 7a)

Great idea for a thread, and THANK YOU for the terrific links. I've bookmarked them all!

Below is a site that I go to when I don't want to sound like a complete newbie (which I pretty much AM!) when I attempt to pronounce botanical names. It's from Fine Gardening magazine, and it provides an audio pronunciation guide.


Here is a site that gives images of seeds, seedpods, and seedlings, along with some info of=n germination.


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Questa, NM(Zone 5b)

Yeah, that's a good one Emily.

Mid-Cape, MA(Zone 7a)

Where do I go to find out how much snow we had this year so far?

Hi Harper!

This isn't exactly what you were asking for, but it does show the snow accumulations in feet and inches over the North East.


Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

Here are a few useful ones for reference.
http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/extras/pdf/60dividing.pdf Dividing perennials
http://www.arborday.net/trees/treeguide/browsetrees.cfm Trees

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Questa, NM(Zone 5b)

Thanks Emily!

Southern, CT(Zone 6a)

Great idea Anita! We can keep them all in one sight. We should probably not chat here. (I'm shutting up)

Uconn Extension service: http://www.extension.uconn.edu/
American Hort Soc. http://ahs.org/
Royal Hort Soc: http://www.rhs.org.uk/index.asp
soil PH: http://www.countrybrookfarms.com/Soilph.html
orchidmania; http://www.orchids.org/culture/FAQs.html#cutSpike

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Growing vegetables in all kinds of containers: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/grownet/vegetable-garden/vegcontn.htm

Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

Here are a few more:
Weed picture IDs. http://njaes.rutgers.edu/weeds/thumbnail.asp
Ave temps and precip. charts http://www.climate-charts.com/index.html
Seed propagation charts http://earthnotes.tripod.com/seeds_a.htm

Greenbush, MI(Zone 4b)

Thank you for the wonderful links; they sure will come in handy,

Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

UMass Fact Sheets on local bugs. http://www.umassgreeninfo.org/fact_sheets/insectsandmites_alph.htm

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)


Vegetable seed planting guide.

Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

Brugs and Datura seeds, planting and other info. http://www.abads.net/seed/
Click on site map square for more info.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Neither link worked for me, ngam, but thanks for trying.

Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

Try a google for American Brugmansia and Datura Society Inc. Maybe you can get it that way Pirl.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Thanks. rcn posted on another thread so I'll check out all I can find.

Eastern Long Island, NY(Zone 7a)

Floridata: http://www.floridata.com/index.cfm

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Great Clematis site:


Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

Pinching Back Tips http://www.perennials.com/seehowto.html?item=9

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Whitehall, PA(Zone 6a)

Seed germination info for wildflowers & grasses

I buy seeds from here. Also lots of good info in the "news and info" and "onsite resources" sections

National Gardening Association

Garden-helper.com; I like the "plan" section for its when to plant what info and gardening tasks calendars

Tons of info on gardening
http://www.ourgardengang.com/ (home page)
I like navigating from the sitemap better because it's arranged by topic


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Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

Plants and ideas for step stone pathways http://www.stepables.com/

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

To order Pyola (all natural and organic) to eliminate lily beetles: http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=8101&bhcd2=1216121290

Southeast, MA(Zone 6b)

This is awildlife camera site, birds primarily. This one is psprey cam and has many other cam sites if you scroll down. Season is almost over but there is always next year. Still chicks at Woods Hole site.

Southern, CT(Zone 6a)

DW doesn't let me go to chick-watching sites.

Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)


Riverhead, NY

Here's on worth consideration if you have DEER -- it's been my go-to place:

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Thanks, Rev. That will surely come in handy out here!

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