Garden Links

What you can find here:

Colorado Gardening
Garden Blogs
Gardening Information and Resources
Garden Seeds, Plants, and Accessories
Personal Garden Pages and Tours

Colorado Gardening

  • Colorado Extension Service
    Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service has a large number of gardening resources online.
  • Colorado Water Garden Society
    Meeting times and places, photo gallery, and a java-based "Pool of Information" on water gardens.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
    Information and pictures, including "What's Blooming" and plant research at the Gardens. Also information on the Chatfield reserve.
  • Denver Master Gardener
    Fact Sheets and articles from the Master Gardener program of the CSU Extension Service.
  • Colorado Dahlia Society
    Articles on dahlia care and culture, pictures from local dahlia growers.
  • Colorado Garden Foundation
    Home site for the Colorado Garden & Home Show, held in Denver in the early spring. Includes links to landscpe design and maintenance information for Front Range gardeners.
  • Growing Gardens of Boulder County
    Home site of this non-profit community gardening organization, with information on their plots and programs.
  • Guide to the Colorado Growing Season
    My own guide to the Denver area growing season. A visual guide to planting and harvest times.
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    Garden Blogs

  • Bifurcated Carrots
    Two Americans living and gardening in Amsterdam.
  • Daphne's Dandelions
    A garden in Arlington, Massachusetts.
  • Front Range Food Gardener
    For Colorado's Front Range.
  • Garden Rant
    Multi-author garden blog, from New York to California.
  • Skippy's Kitchen Garden
    Boston area, organic raised bed garden.
  • The Blackthorn Orphans
    Rose reviews.
  • The Garden Smallholder
    Garden and allotments in North Bedfordshire, UK.
  • This and That
    Gardening and beekeeping in Birmingham, UK.
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    Gardening Information and Resources

  • Butterfly Website
    Everything about gardening for butterflies and other wildlife. These links are gathered from many sources.
  • Everything Backyard
    Landscaping and projects as well as garden tips.
  • Garden Design
    Garden inspiration: Ideas, plants, products and destinations.
  • Garden for Wildlife
    A program of the National Wildlife Federation. Tells you how and why to turn your garden into a wildlife conservation zone.
  • Garden Guides
    Remarkable assortment of articles and guides on many aspects of gardening. You can spend quite a while browsing this site.
  • Garden Savvy
    Comprehensive list of nurseries and gardening supplies available by mail order.
  • Garden Web
    Forums now by Houzz. Comprehensive gardening resource, with links to plant information, shopping, photo galleries, and an extensive set of gardening forums.
  • Hardy Fern Foundation
    Photos and growing information on many species of hardy ferns.
  • Heaths and Heathers Worksheet
    This innovative worksheet by Alan Turner shows bloom color and bloom times of many species, using an Excel spreadsheet.
  • National Gardening
    Official site of the National Gardening Association, includes articles and tips, regional reports, along with a message board and seed swap section.
  • Plant Files
    This is also now part of the Dave's Garden site. Billed as a "unique and comprehensive" database of plants in cultivation, this searchable database provides growing information for more than 54,000 plants.
  • Strawberry Plants . org
    Remarkably comprehensive information on growing strawberries. Links to many plant sources, but not a retail site.
  • The Garden Watchdog
    Originally compiled as a FAQ by folks from the Usenet group rec.gardens, and now a part of the Dave's Garden site, this is a database of mail-order plant sources, with frank and extensive comments by customers. Also has useful information on things to watch out for when ordering plants by mail.
  • U.S.D.A. Plant Hardiness Zone Map
    New 2012 edition, superceding all previous versions. Includes information on special climate conditions and how to interpret hardiness zones.
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    Garden Seeds, Plants, and Accessories

  • Bluestone Perennials
    Their plants are mostly young and small, but they're also healthy and well-grown. Great prices, too.
  • Burpee
    Excellent source of a wide variety of garden seeds and plants, including annuals, perennials, fruiting plants and trees, and vegetables.

  • David Austin Roses
    Some of the most beautiful roses on the planet, and tons of growing information as well.
  • Dixondale Farms
    Specializing in onions and leeks, famous for their wide variety of high-quality seeds and sets.
  • Flowers by the Sea
    Perennials for bees and butterflies, with a spectacular assortment of Salvias.
  • Gardener's Supply Company
    Garden tools and accessories, ranging from purely decorative to completely functional.
  • High Country Gardens
    Drought-tolerant and xeriscape plants, including grasses, perennials, and shrubs.
  • Johnny's Selected Seeds
    Another great seed source, also sells accessories. Web site includes growing information. Worker-owned business.
  • Kitazawa Seed Company
    Specializes in Asian vegetable seeds, for both home and commercial growers.
  • Lee Valley Tools
    Wonderful assortment of high quality garden tools and supplies at remarkably low prices.
  • Mountain Crest Gardens
    Sedums and sempervivums, other succulents as well.
  • Native Seeds SEARCH
    Non-profit seed conservation organization, mostly desert plants. Has seeds for sale and supports native gardeners.
  • Oakes Daylilies
    Extensive daylily collection with growing information and pictures, from a knowledgeable Tennessee grower.
  • Old House Gardens
    Wonderful source for heirloom bulbs, including daffodils, tulips, lilies, and various unusual types.
  • Park Seeds
    One of the oldest seed companies, and still one of the best.
  • Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
    Another resource for organic growers.
  • Pinetree Garden Seeds
    Extensive collection of seeds, including flowers, vegetables, and herbs, with many varieties that are hard to find elsewhere. Wonderful prices, too.
  • Planet Natural
    Earth-friendly supplies for garden, home, and lawn.
  • Prairie Moon Nursery
    Native plants for gardening and restoration.
  • Prairie Nursery
    Native plants and seeds, including No-Mow Fescue.
  • Renee's Garden
    Heirloom and gourmet vegetable, flower, and herb seeds.
  • Schreiner's Iris Gardens
    More than 300 irises, listed by type, with good pictures and growing information.
  • Seeds from Italy
    Exclusive U.S. mail-order distributor for Franchi Seeds, Italy's oldest family-owned seed company, founded in 1783.

  • Select Seeds
    Heirloom seeds, plants, and bulbs for indoors and out.
  • Tasteful Garden
    Organic garden plants: tomatoes and other vegetables, herbs.
  • Territorial Seed Company
    Wide selection of seeds, particularly good on various greens.
  • Totally Tomatoes
    Huge assortment of tomato plants and seeds, also other vegetables
  • Trade Winds Fruit
    Wide variety of hard-to-find tropical fruits and flowers.
  • van Bourgondien
    A great source for Dutch bulbs - every one I've gotten from them has been large and healthy. They sell other perennials as well.
  • Vermont Bean Co
    Heirloom beans, other vegetables
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    Personal Garden Pages and Tours

  • A Walk Through Colin's Garden
    Well-documented evolution of this Southern Ontario garden. Includes links and tips.
  • Moosey's Country Garden
    This extensive site lets you wander in and learn about Moosey's New Zealand paradise.
  • My Country Garden
    An organic gardener from British Columbia shares her garden full of vegetables, flowers, and herbs.
  • In the Garden of Paghat the Ratgirl
    A Puget Sound garden.
  • Virgo's Aussie Garden
    Tour this garden in suburban Melbourne, complete with dozens of pictures. I especially enjoy the little section on "Garden Follies". Links to other Australian Gardening Pages.
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    Last update: Feb. 28, 2022
    This is my page: Jennifer B