Connie's Favorite Gardening Websites
Am I an expert gardening? Heck no! Gardening is a hobby and past time for me, but I could by no means make a living off of it - I have too much to learn! Just like you, I turn to the internet to find a variety of information that I don't know off the top of my head. Here's a few links I have bookmarked in the past, that I thought the fellow gardener might like as well! If there's anything you think I should include on here, don't hesitate to tell me! Thanks!!
- The Farmer Fred® Rant – Farmer Fred is a godsend! A real gardener with real advice, I read his blog on a regular basis.
- The National Gardening Association ...this association has been around since 1971. My Grandparents trusted them, my parents trusted them, I trust them.
- Plant a Butterfly Garden! ...we did this at our house and all I can say is DO IT. It’s so beautiful to see all the butterflies every day!
- Planning a Pollinator Garden
- Growing Vegetables in Home Gardens - This is a .PDF file from the University of Tennessee that is pretty much a veggie garden handbook. Print it out! The planting guides are a life saver!
- Vegetable Gardening: A Beginner's Guide
- Planning a Garden
- Vegetable Garden Calendar
- Using Color in Flower Gardens (Love this guide from Cornell University. It tells your what plants you should use to achieve the specific color pallet!)
- Perennial Garden Design - side note: I only plant perennial flowers in our yard - window boxes and small planters gets annuals but everything is a perennial. My thought is, I spend so much time every day in the garden, I don’t want to have to worry about replanting flowers every year too!
- Important Things to Consider When Planning Your Landscape Design
- 11 Secrets You Won't Learn at the Garden Center (Thank you Reader’s Digest!! Great tips on here!)
- Caring for your soil tip sheet- I can't stress enough how important it is to have good, fertilized soil.
- Gardening Tools 101 - ever wonder what every garden tool does? Here ya go!! ...follow it up with this read: Choosing Garden Tools