A Few of Our Favorite Gardening Resources
Zabrene Scapes – Is small fun-loving group with a passion for people and plants. They are a design build maintenance firm with services to meet all your landscape needs. Walter & Peter bring years worth of expertise in design, landscape architecture, horticulture.
Everything Backyard – Very nice gardening blog with everything from backyard DIY projects to gardening, weddings, kids projects and more. “Make peace with your patio, learn to landscape like a pro and read up on all the things you should know about to turn your yard from an eyesore to your own personal escape“.
American Hemerocallis Society – The American Hemerocallis Society is a member organization that offers a Daylily Journal, an email daylily open forum, and opportunity to attend lectures and meetings, regional newsletters, a slide library, and invitations to exhibit at AHS-accredited local flower shows.
American Hosta Society – The AHS is a non-profit organization that aims to further the development and public interest of Hostas through scientific and educational programs.
American Iris Society – The American Iris Society is a noneprofit institution incorporated in 1927 in the County of Philadelpphia, Pennsylvania. The Society exists to promote the culture and improvement of the Iris.
National Arboretum – The mission of the U.S. National Arboretum is to conduct research, provide education, and to conserve and display trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants to enhance the environment.
National Agriculture Library – The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world’s largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries.
Perennial Plant Association – The PPA is a professional trade association that is dedicated to improving the perennial plant industry through education, production, and usage. They offer membership, grant funds, and design awards.
Perry’s Perennial Pages – Dr. Leonard Perry’s web pages, hosted out of the University of Vermont, are full of on-line perennial information, as well as other horticultural information.
Potomac Bonsai Association – Established in 1970, PBA’s many member clubs stretch from Lancaster, PA, to Ladysmith, VA, and across to the Eastern Shore. We offer a variety of activities which make it both fun and rewarding to learn the techniques of the “only living art form” from our senior members and visiting masters alike. We welcome all ages and skill levels. Come check us out!
Rochester Gardening – This web site is meant to encourage the transfer of information relating to the varied interests of gardeners living near Rochester NY. This is accomplished by presenting some material which is local in content, and links to resources found elsewhere on the Internet. Though it is Rochester-based, it offers a lot of other great gardening links.
Terra Nova Nurseries – Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. is a wholesale nursery located in Portland, OR. They specialize in the introduction of new perennials from tissue culture.
University of Maryland Cooperative Extension – An excellent resource for a wide variety of topics, such as the envorinment, the horticulture industry, the 4-H, farming and much, much more…
The International Clematis Society – All you ever wanted to know about the care and feeding of the Queen of Climbers is covered on this site.
Growing For You – This site provides pictures, articles and important information on over a thousand different perennials, ornamental grasses, hardy ferns, flowering shrubs, flowering vines and ground cover.
Invasive Notes – Gardening speaker, invasive species program developer, sustainability consultant and agricultural research policy advocate. John Peter Thompson can help your organization with outreach and informational programming on sustainable sites & sustainability concepts, climate change impact and invasive species solutions.
Home Gardening Tips – Home gardening is a hobby in which many homeowners take part. There are a number of benefits that come with the art of home gardening. Many people find it therapeutic, but gardening also benefits the home. Incorporating landscaping into your home’s exterior layout increases its resale value and also makes the property more esthetically pleasing. And it’s easy to get started on your own home gardening projects.
Local Garden Clubs
- Beltsville Garden Club
- Azalea Society of America – Northern Virginia Chapter.
- Capitol Hill Garden Club
- Falls Church Garden Club
- Greater Brookland Garden Club
- Bethesda Community Garden Club
- Burtonsville Garden Club
- Centreville Garden Club – Chantilly, VA.
- Five Hills Garden Club – Vienna, VA
- Four Seasons Garden Club – Has members across the DC Metro region, from the Eastern Shore to an hour west and south of DC.
- Ft. Meade Area Garden Club This is their Facebook page. They meet At the Jessup Community Hall – 2920 Jessup Rd, Jessup, MD.
- Garden Club of Annapolis
- Great Falls Garden Club in Great Falls, VA.
- Hyattsville Horticultural Society
- Mill Creek Towne Garden Club – Has served the Derwood, MD area since 1968.
- Mount Airy Clay Breakers Garden Club
- Monocacy Garden Club
- National Capital Area Garden Clubs – Website lists many more clubs that aren’t online.
- Paint Branch Garden Club
- Rock Spring Garden Club – Arlington, VA.
- Silver Spring Garden Club
- Takoma Horticultural Club – Founded in 1916, is believed to be the oldest garden club in the U.S.
- Woodmoor Garden Club
Local Gardening Blogs
- 1003 Gardens
- A Leafy Indulgence
- Black Walnut Dispatch
- Clagett Farm
- DC Tropics
- Fessenden Farmstead
- Flat Bottom Flowers
- Garden Design Online
- Gradually Greener
- Greenish Thumb
- Grounded Design
- Instrument of Grace
- Invasive Notes
- Lewis Ginter Bot Gar
- Metro DC Lawn/Garden
- Of Leaf and Limb
- Pamela J
- Potato Queen and Mulch Boy
- Public Health Garden
- Rose Garden Yoga
- Tangled Branches
- The Dirty Radish
- Tree Speak
- Washington Gardener Mag
- Washington Youth Garden
- Where You Are Planted