Resources on Gardening (02)

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Chiot's Run - An Organic Garden Journal
Chiot's Run is a blog documenting the daily goings-on in the gardening life of Susy Morris, who has been keeping the journal for ten years now. In this blog, one can read blog entries on different categories such as beans, chickens, e-books, favorite plants, garden planning, herbs, insects, livestock, and a whole lot more. One can surely find a wealth of information in this blog, which also includes how-tos, inspiration, and Q & As. It also features public gardens to visit, as well as notable local gardens in Maine. Most recent blog entries include titles such as Color Combinations and Start from Seed.

Garden Advice
Garden Advice was created to support others' gardening endeavors. Their staff has over 180 years combined gardening experience and if you become a member of this site, they are all available to you free of charge by email, telephone or mail. Here are some of the things that come with the free membership: free priority advice by email, free video gardening calendar email, free CD-Rom and quarterly magazine, special offers for members only. Register today and start getting your gardening tips and growing your knowledge. Garden Advice also offers a lot of how-tos and sample garden projects. Take some time to browse the entire site and you'll find almost anything you are looking for.

The Backyard Gardener
The Backyard Gardener has been providing gardening information for many years on the web. They consider themselves the "one stop informational site", which will help people understand their gardening needs. From gardening plans to plant lists, your gardening knowledge is sure to be enhanced after to visit this site. The best part is that the gardening information is "hands on" info. Can't find what you are looking for on this site, try out their search tool. The site also offers a free newsletter and tips on how to buy a greenhouse.

Look to Arbor Day Foundation for Tree Planting Tips
The Arbor Day Foundation offers visitors to its site detailed instructions to help them select and plant a tree properly. The useful information posted here doesn't stop with simply putting the tree in the ground; the site also contains tips and hints about using mulch, watering the tree and how and when to prune it, as well as identifying pests that can wreak havoc on it.

Folia Garden Tracking Online Community
Folia is the joint project of Nathan Hawes and Nicole Pascoe, who started the website in 2007 in the hopes of providing gardeners a community where they can share their successes and challenges as they grow and maintain their plants. As the biggest online garden tracking community, Folia allows gardeners to showcase their plants and to connect with other gardeners from all around the world. Even a basic Folia account lets members do a lot of things, including organizing seed collections, creating plant wishlists, tracking plantings, and writing a garden journal. The site also features gardening tips, planting advice, and more.

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