Good Gardening Links

General Gardening Sites
Pest Management
Local Gardening Societies
Plant Societies
Conservatories and Botanical Gardens

New England Weather from the National Weather Service

General Gardening Sites

The University Of Massachusetts Extension Service
This site has a lot of information on gardening and agriculture in Massachusetts. Your Link To Master Gardener Programs
Information on and links to Master Gardener organizations worldwide.

Common and scientific names of plants, descriptions, and more

Good for weed identification

Giant Hogweed
Information of this new area pest

The American Horticultural Society
This site has excellent information on gardening in general and provides links to many other gardening sites.
Gardening information and a great photo gallery of plants and flowers.

All-America Selections
The home page for All-America seed and plant selections.

University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center
This has another e-mail hotline

The Master Gardener Show
Web site associated with a new television program. It has lots of good gardening links.

Ohio State Extension Service
Fact sheets on a wide range of gardening topics

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
Numerous free publications.

Garden Archeology
From Cornell, learn about the archaeology of gardens.  Good links.
A gardening forum and photo gallery where members can trade plants and seeds and organize community swap meets.


Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
The UMass IPM site. A guide to the best way to control pests in your garden

Biological Control Methods
Information on biological control methods from Cornell University.

Purdue Garden Pest Site
This site has information on garden pests and photos which can help identify them.

New York State IPM Site
More information on IPM in zones 4-6.

University of Maine Garden Site
IPM for many fruit and vegetable crops.

A Gardener's Calendar for Pest and Nutrient Management
Month by month guide to pest control and feeding your plants.

Other Local Gardening Organizations

Pioneer Valley Water Garden & Koi Club
This club specializes in water gardens and is a good resource for new pond owners

Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Massachusetts
Information on organic farms and organic farming techniques in Massachusetts.

The Greenfield Garden Club

Plant Societies - By Plant Name

Alpine Garden Society

The Androsace Group

American Bamboo Society

American Clivia Society

Cyclamen Society

American Hemerocallis Society - Daylilies

North American Dianthus Society

American Fern Society

American Fuscia Society

American Gloxinia & Gesneriad Society

The North American Gladiolus Council

Hemerocalis - Pioneer Daylily Society

American Hosta Society

American Iris Society
Dwarf Iris Society
Species Iris Group of North America
World Iris Assoc. & Historic Iris Preservation Society

Penstemon Society

American Peony Society

American Primula Society

North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS)
Scottish Rock Garden Club

American Rose Society

Saxifraga Society

New England Wildflower Society

Conservatories and Botanical Gardens

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Durfee Conservatory

Tower Hill Botanical Garden

Smith College Botanic Garden

Mount Holyoke Botanic Garden

The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Grandmother's Garden

Arnold Arboretum

Stanley Park

Other Sites of Interest

Rachel's Table
Donate your surplus garden produce to feed the hungry!

Plant a Row for the Hungry
Donate your excess produce to local food banks
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