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Topic in Depth - Gardening and Landscaping (6)

As the presence of spring grows stronger, many people's thoughts drift towards their yards and gardens. The websites assembled below provide resources for, and information about, different aspects of gardening and landscaping.


 
The Gardner's Network
 
The Gardener's Network website offers a wealth of information about a variety of subjects including extensive sections on Flowers, Vegetables, House plants, Lawn Care, and many more. Visitors to the site can learn how to grow bulbs, flowers, fruits, and organic gardens. The site also includes a great deal of...

 
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension: Gardening & Horticulture
 
Hosted by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, this website shares a wealth of resources about different aspects of gardening and horticulture. The site features sections on Integrated Pest Management, Trees, Vegetables, Flowers, and much more. The site also offers information on house plants, gardening...

 
Organic Gardening From Down Under
 
Organic Gardening From Down Under, is an artful Australian website that provides information on different elements of organic gardening. Some of the topics you can find on this site include composting, companion planting, pest sprays, hydroponic gardening, soil and more. Tips for growing specific plants like...

 
The Butterfly Site.com: Butterfly Gardening
 
Hosted by The Butterfly Site.com, this site offers a plethora of links covering many aspects of Butterfly Gardens. "A butterfly garden is an easy way to both see more butterflies and to contribute towards their conservation, since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to urbanization and other development." ...

 
Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Prairie Establishment and Landscaping
 
This site from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, offers a comprehensive article on Prairie Establishment and Landscaping by William E. McLain. This resource defines the types of prairies located in Illinois, and how to select a site for planting. Other sections are focused on topics like planting...

 
Friends of Bassett Creek: Rain Gardens: Gardening with Water Quality in Mind
 
This site, from the Minnesota-based Friends of Bassett Creek, displays a pamphlet on rain gardens including a list of Native Plants for Rain Gardens, some of which link to photos. Rain gardens are an attractive way to improve local water quality. A step-by-step guide to planting this type of garden is provided here...


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