I hope everyone's weekend went well!
I haven't been posting much because I've been busy with end of the semester work and the spring music festival my university puts on every year. But checking back in today, I saw that my pageview counter hit 1,000! Thank you everyone for reading!
I've had a few questions about where to find some horticulture and gardening information, so this post will be a list of some sources I've found helpful and interesting.
1. First of all has to be all the blogs listed down the side of this page are excellent sources, covering a wide range of gardening and horticulture topics.
2. The books that my plant propagation class uses are Plant Propagation by Alan Toogood and Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon. The first book is a great resource that holds care and propagation methods for many different kinds of plants. The second is more of a scientific guide, with information about the biology of plants.
3. The gardening section of the University of Minnesota Extension is a really helpful resource as well. It has topics for home gardening and commercial horticulture, as well as top gardening news and an A-Z plant guide that has facts about many different plants. You can also get help identifying weeds and bugs that might be harming your plants.
4. Like the Minnesota Extension, there are other universities that have great extensions. Two of my favorites are the Cornell Gardening Extension and the University of Illinois Extension.
5. Organic Gardening's site has lots of really good articles, how-to articles and gardening tips. The magazine itself is great as well. My mom has subscribed in the past and I've always enjoyed reading the issues.
6. The National Arboretum has a gardening tips page that has lots of helpful links.
7. This last link is one of my favorites. The Exploratorium presents the Science of Gardening: Art and Science in the Garden. Within three categories, Feed, Control and Bloom, there are links to interactives, articles, videos and photo essays.
Have fun exploring!