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Reference Library (26 entries)

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  • Elizabeth Law has been keeping this Web page about her garden up to date since October 1997, and it shows! She has all kinds of information here about various genera (for example, a page all about Geraniums (the perennial kind) complete with photographs), a garden diary, and lots of little hints and tips.   [Google cache]
  • A virtual herbarium with a Midwestern slant, this excellent resource from the University of Wisconsin, Madison contains over 2500 taxa complete with photographs, distribution, synonyms, and links to otheir sites for each given species.   [Google cache]
  • This collaborative effort between the Harvard University Herbaria, Missouri Botanical Garden, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and a handful of other institutions is dedicated to the first modern account of vascular plants in China. Manuscripts, images, and links to searchable data are all available.   [Google cache]
  • Are you a fungi (or is that fun guy)? Find out your true colors and how other mycologists perceive you with this collection of color terms and definitions gathered from Elias Magnus Fries's early writings.   [Google cache]
  • Lots of links on all kinds of subjects.   [Google cache]
  • A site for commercial Horticulture use. Linked to over 700 different links related to the Greehouse and Horticulture industry. Chemicals, suppliers, equipment, pests, diseases, WPS, and many more.   [Google cache]
  • Have you ever wondered if a plant would survive winter temperatures in your backyard? Are friends across the country asking you for gardening advice? Most books and magazines refer to the USDA hardiness of a plant a system developed to indicate the average annual minimum temperature (coldest winter night). The color-coded map at this site can help you identify your hardiness zone and plant accordingly. Notice that the maps and data are in the public domain, so feel free to print them out or put them on your home page (just make sure that you keep up to date!) As an added bonus the cold hardiness of representative woody plants are listed to help make a best guess for similar species.   [Google cache]
  • Oregon Live features excellent Plant Profiles by the "Doyenne of Dirt", Ketzel Levine, whose irreverent approach to gardening belies the very useful information provided. If you haven't read Ketzel, you must she is a hoot, but knows her onions.   [Google cache]
  • Thinking about obtaining some plants by mail order, but unsure about the company that you would be ordering from? Do you have questions about bare-root plants? The Plants by Mail FAQ (FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions) will allay your fears with ordering tips, catalog links, and real-life comments from real-life people who have ordered from these places. See how others fared with your company of choice!   [Google cache]
  • Gardening in upstate New York? Rochester Gardening has all kinds of links, tips, and pointers to other references both on the Web and off.   [Google cache]
  • Curious about the origin of certain botanical terms? Compiled by Bob Riffle, a noted palm expert and author, this collection of botanical roots is an invaluable resource to budding taxonomists and curious gardeners.   [Google cache]
  • Reference guide to identification, nomenclature, and description of ornamental plants. Includes original dichotomous keys.   [Google cache]

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