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Due to the nature of the topic and the wide range of information available, in order to cover only a tiny bit of it properly, some of the websites included here may have a commercial element in addition to the excellent information they provide.  Such inclusion does not constitute an endorsement of product or service by archaeolink.com.  Sites are included for information value only.

You may even find a little history and anthropology of gardening here.

 

AIS: American Iris Society website __ You will learn about this organization, view photos of some wonderful flowers, learn about the top 100 and the various varieties of iris. You may spend some time here. - illustrated - From American Iris Society - http://www.irises.org/ 

All-America Rose Selection __ Learn about the winners for 2004 and about the organization. - illustrated - From AARS - http://www.rose.org/

Allergy-Free-Gardening __ Learn how to build a garden that does not trigger sneezing fits. There is little reason an allergy sufferer can't enjoy the benefits of a garden. - illustrated - From Thomas Leo Ogren - http://www.allergyfree-gardening.com/index.php

American Bamboo Society __ You will find general bamboo information, a species list, questions and answers, events and much more. - illustrated - from American Bamboo Society - http://www.bamboo.org/

American Clematis Society __ "American gardeners have been left out when it comes to understanding these incredible flowing vines, and we are dedicated to acquiring all the information available that is out there and sharing it with our members." You can learn the basics, view a great gallery and acquaint yourself with these magnificent vines. - illustrated - From American Clematis Society - http://clematis.org/home.html
 
American Daffodil Society __ Learn about the organization, the basics of growing daffodils, care and propagation. You will also find ordering information and specialty bulb sources. - illustrated - From American Daffodil Society - http://www.daffodilusa.org/

American Fern Society __ "The American Fern Society is over 100 years old. With over 900 members worldwide, it is one of the largest international fern clubs in the world. It was established in 1893 with the objective of fostering interest in ferns and fern allies." A lot to learn here. - illustrated - From American Fern Society - http://amerfernsoc.org/

American Hibiscus Society __ "The purpose of the American Hibiscus Society, one of the larger specialized plant societies, is to encourage and promote the development and improvement of hibiscus and to collect, record and pass on information concerning hibiscus." - illustrated - From American Hibiscus Society - http://americanhibiscus.org/index.htm

American Horticultural Society __ AHS is one of the oldest gardening organizations in the US. You will find information about gardening and youth, questions and answers, meet 'master gardeners' and much, much more. - illustrated - From AHS - http://www.ahs.org/

The American Rhododendron Society Welcomes You __ "The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron. Society activities include education, scientific studies and communication through local and national meetings, publications, flower shows, a seed exchange, etc. ARS chapters are located throughout the United States and Canada, in Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Sikkim and Sweden." - illustrated - From American Rhododendron Society - http://www.rhododendron.org/
 
American Rose Society __ You will find many articles about roses and growing them and also learn the benefits of society membership. "The society and its members strive to provide educational services to encourage the greater use of our national flower in private and public gardens throughout our country." - illustrated - From American Rose Society - http://www.ars.org/

Canadian Begonia Society __ This site contains begonia information covering everything from spring start-up to fall preparation, including average frost dates across Canada. - illustrated - From Canadian Begonia Society - http://www.begonias.ca/

 

Daylilies: Home Page of the American Hemerocallis Society __ Learn about this organization, membership requirements, plant popularity polls, questions and answers, daylily dictionary and much more. - illustrated - From American Hermerocallis Society - http://www.daylilies.org/

Due North Gardening Tips __ Tips for Canadian gardening covering a wide variety of topics. "Ahh... but its much more than that eh??" - illustrated - From cyber-north.com - http://www.cyber-north.com/gardening/

Flower gardening - your guide to creating a beautiful flower garden __ "Do you enjoy flower gardening? Are you looking to create a stunning backyard garden? Searching for distinctive plants and information on how to grow them in your flower garden?" Here you will learn to develop a beautiful garden based on perennials. - illustrated - From flower-gardening-made-easy.com - http://www.flower-gardening-made-easy.com/

Garden Forever for Gardeners of All Ages and Abilities __ A great all-purpose information website about gardening. Chock-full and crammed with information. - illustrated - From Gardenforever.com - http://www.gardenforever.com/

Gardening Advice, Vegetable Gardening Tips __ Whether you are looking for expert advice from seasoned gardeners or the best places online to buy your plants and supplies, you will find it here. Lots of articles and information. - illustrated - From All-Gardening.com - http://www.all-gardening.com/

Gardening For All Seasons! __ A wide range of gardening topics from houseplants to herbs in the medicine cabinet. You will find weather conditions, supply resources, kids and gardening, patio gardens and a ton more. - illustrated - From ARR - http://www.amagickgarden.com/

Gardening BC __ "Gardening B.C. is here as a resource for all those that are interested in every aspect of gardening in British Columbia." You will find gardens online, regional garden centers, clubs, events and more. - illustrated - From gardeningbc.com - http://www.gardeningbc.com/

Gardening - Interest Your Kids In...__ An article about how to get kids interested in gardening. - From Keep Kids Healthy - http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/interest_your_kids_in/gardening.html

Gardens for Beginners __ Learn how to start a garden. You will find advice on selecting plants and growing them. - illustrated - http://www.geocities.com/mastergardener2k/

Gardenweb - The Internet's Garden Community __ This is a great all-purpose site for the gardening hobbyist and even for pros who garden professionally. It bills itself as the largest online. all I know is that you can spend a lot of time here. - illustrated - From the Virtual Mirror inc. - http://www.gardenweb.com/

International Geranium Society __ Learn about geraniums and pelargoniums. "Geraniums are universally popular, with over 100 million plants produced and distributed commercially each year. But there is much more to the geranium family than the "common" geranium. No other plant family has the diversity of flowers, scented leaves, variegated leaves and general ease of growth as do members of the geranium family." - illustrated - From International Geranium Society - http://www.intgeraniumsoc.com/

International Palm Society -- Growing Palm Trees Worldwide __ Learn about growing palms in a variety of climates. While a lot of material here is 'for sale,' there is still quite a bit of free information and resources. - illustrated - From International Palm Society - http://palms.org/

Master Gardener, Ohio State University Extension __ Learn about Ohio's Master Gardener program. "The Master Gardener Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office." - illustrated - From Ohio State University - http://mastergardener.osu.edu/

Master Gardener Program __ You will find information about the 'master gardener' program at Washington State University and learn how you can become a master gardener volunteer. - illustrated - From Washington State University - http://mastergardener.wsu.edu/

The two links above are just an example of the "Master Gardener" programs to be found across the US and Canada. Due to the number of them, rather than list them all one by one, you can find the program in your area by means of the interactive map provided by the American Horticultural Society. - http://www.ahs.org/master_gardeners/index.htm

National Chrysanthemum Society __ Learn about the growing of chrysanthemums, view galleries and gardens, even learn how to start a chapter of your own. - illustrated - From National Chrysanthemum Society - http://www.mums.org/ 

National Gardening Association __ "The National Gardening Association is a nonprofit organization established in 1972 to help gardeners, and to help people through gardening. More than 30 years later, we are still doing both. While our goals have been consistent over time, how we achieve them has shifted in response to a socially, culturally, and technologically changing world." You will find this site jam-packed with valuable information. - illustrated - From NGA - http://www.garden.org/

North American Rock Garden Society __ Do you enjoy special interest gardening? "NARGS is for gardening enthusiasts interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials. It encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks, whether such plants originate above treeline or at lower elevations. Through its publications, meetings, and garden visits, NARGS provides extensive opportunities for both beginners and experts to expand their knowledge of plant cultivation and propagation, and of construction, maintenance, and design of special interest gardens." - illustrated - From North American Rock Garden Society - http://www.nargs.org/

Northern Gardening __ A great all-purpose resource for gardeners in colder climates. This site is jam-packed with information, articles and links. - illustrated - From Terry L. Yockey - http://www.northerngardening.com/

Plant Hardiness Zones of Canada __ A clickable map of Canadian plant zones along with information about "indicator" plants. - illustrated - from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada - http://map1.agr.ca/scripts/esrimap.dll?name=Plant&Cmd=Map&Lang=En

Plants Database: Plants Database __ "Welcome to the largest plant database in the world with 70,670 entries, 49,611 images and 25,116 comments. Currently entries are from 326 families, 2,871 genera, 7,061 species, and 54,969 cultivars." - illustrated - From davesgarden.com - http://davesgarden.com/pdb/ 

Plants Grow Children __ Learn about a great program for introducing gardening to children from kindergarten through sixth grade and how to do it in your school. - illustrated - From Washington State University - http://benton-franklin.wsu.edu/mg/children/index.htm
  
Vegetable Gardening In Containers __ "If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider the possibility of raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or a doorstep will provide sufficient space for a productive mini-garden." - illustrated - From Texas A&M University - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/container/container.html

Welcome to the American Dahlia Society __ General information about the dahlia, membership information, links to dahlia sites and events. - illustrated - From American Dahlia Society - http://www.dahlia.org/

Welcome to KidsGardening! Garden Resources...__ A great gardening website for kids including educational materials for teachers, parents and kids themselves. - illustrated - From National Gardening Association - http://www.kidsgardening.com/

 

 

 

 

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