A Few Favorite Websites


One of the main reasons for this Garden Library is to offer you a friendly guide through the firehose of gardening information it is possible to find online.

There are many scientific, government, and general knowledge websites, but my taste in online garden inspiration runs toward the personal and unique just like my taste in gardens. So, while you will probably still want to bookmark the website for your local cooperative extension or a plant database like the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder, I especially recommend these quirky, personal sources with their very particular points of view.

Here are some of the websites I turn to when I’m looking for answers or inspiration:

This pretty and stylish blog offers inspiring garden tours, growing tips, and recommendations for unique and well-designed garden tools and furniture.

This online garden community offers the chance to chat or pose your questions to other gardeners. The extensive plant database is also very useful.

The website for garden writer and podcaster, Margaret Roach. I also recommend her book and podcast by the same names.

Even if you live outside the delivery area for this innovative tree seller, their beautiful website offers a treasure trove of tree stories and descriptions. Browse here to choose the right tree for that spot in your yard, choose a tree to commemorate a special event, or simply browse to learn more about gardening with trees.

A beauty of a blog focused especially on growing roses.

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May 20, 2020

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