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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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"However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow."

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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    Databases and Websites

    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
      Advice, education, and a commitment to "the high art of horticulture to provide a beautiful and hospitable setting for the delight and inspiration of the public" make this a good starting point for the home gardener.
      The Garden-Based learning program at Cornell provides resources for homeowners, schools, and community groups that are interested in growing food and flowers, attracting wildlife, and being good stewards of the natural world.
    • Home & Garden Education Center
      From the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, this site has a wealth of useful information to help you with your property design and management.
    • Martha Stewart Home and Garden
      Well-illustrated, easy-to-follow articles on any number of gardening topics. A perfect place for beginners or those looking for ideas that will move your garden to the next level.
    • National Gardening Association
      A wonderful site for inspiration, with a focus on education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening.
    • United States National Arboretum
      An excellent resource for background information about plants and their climate requirements, as well as strategies for finding plants and helpful hints for managing pests and diseases that you might find in your garden.
    • USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map
    • Vegetable MD Online
      Are your vegetables failing to thrive? Think there might be something wrong? Check out the photographs at this sight to find out what may be ailing your plants!

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