Note that by listing these links, Hortico can assume no liability in the recommendation of any product, service or organization, nor does this constitute an endorsement. Descriptions are generally based upon information found on these sites. We encourage you to evaluate these resources yourself.
A good internet resource for gardeners in Canada and abroad. Among other things, it includes articles, lists of gardens, clubs, and magazines; pointers to catalogs, areas of special interest, a calendar of events, and a nice climatic zone map of canada.
Internet Directory for Botany
The Internet Directory for Botany is an index to botanical information available on the Internet organized both alphabetically and categorically.
The Old Farmer's Almanac
Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and weather predictions for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.
GardenWeb Glossary of Botanical Terms
GardenWeb has a useful glossary and a Plant Dictionary (name dictionary and nomenclature database).
- HelpMeFind Clematis
"A site devoted to clematis and all that is clematis related, including selecting, buying, breeding, caring for and exhibiting. We have cataloged over 1000 clematis and have more than 140 photos along with thousands of clematis nurseries, public and private gardens, clematis societies, authors, breeders, hybridizers and publications from all over the world."
- HelpMeFind Peonies
"A site devoted to peonies and all that is peony related, including selecting, buying, breeding, caring for and exhibiting. We have cataloged over 1,900 peonies and have more than 150 photos along with thousands of peony nurseries, public and private gardens, peony societies, authors, breeders, hybridizers and publications from all over the world."
- Northern Gardening
With many (25+) years of "hands on" experience, Terry Yockey, a Minnesota Master Gardener, has provided gardeners with a practical and informative resource guide, especially for gardeners having to deal with plant survival in northern zones. (Northern Gardening Forums)
- Northern Gardener Magazine
published by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society
- Landscape Consulting Services
"The website for the Earth-friendly gardener." Lots of good information. See especially Just Roses.
- The Gardening Index Page
An index of gardening-related sites. See also the related following sites
- Perry's Perennial Pages
Dr. Leonard Perry's Web pages for on-line perennial and related horticultural information, serving the State of Vermont and the world. This is your original source for herbaceous perennial information and links on the internet!
- USDA Home Gardening Page
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture site with resources for home gardening. (under Consumers / Gardening)
- Canada Gardens
A central resource for Canadian gardeners, backyard wildlife lovers and and garden crafters.
- Flower Tending
a flower guide which provides tips on Flower Growing, Flower Arranging and Flower Care.
- USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (USA)
The official site for the USDA zone map. This has not only the US map itself, but explanations and information about using it as well as lists of plants generally recognized as successful in particular zones.
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Plant Hardiness Zones in Canada
"The Plant Hardiness Zones map outlines the different zones in Canada where various types of trees, shrubs and flowers will most likely survive. It is based on the average climatic conditions of each area."
- Natural Resources Canada: Canada's Plant Hardiness Site
"This site explores the relationship between plants and climate across Canada. One portion of the site is dedicated to plant hardiness zone maps, which have traditionally been used by gardeners to help select which plant species to grow in their area. Another part of the site presents maps and models that summarize the climatic requirements of thousands of plants from across North America. A final aspect of the site gathers data and provides summaries about plants that occur in your area."
- The Atlas of Canada: Plant Hardiness Zones
- Hardiness Zone Map of Europe
- Plant Hardiness Zones for Australia
- BackyardGardener.com: Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Additional discussion of hardiness zone maps, how to use them, issues, etc.
- Find many more in the lists on AHS, ARS, etc.
- See also (rose) Societies, Associations and Gardening Clubs.
- American Bamboo Society
- American Iris Society (AIS)
- American Dahlia Society
- American Hemerocallis Society (Daylilies)
- American Horticultural Society (AHS)
- American Hosta Society
- American Hibiscus Society
- American Orchid Society
- American Primrose Society
- American Rhododendron Society
- American Rose Society (ARS)
- American Violet Society
- Australian Carnivorous Plant Society
- Azalea Society of America
- Canadian Iris Society (CIS)
- Canadian Peony Society
- Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton Ontario
The Royal Botanical Gardens are within a few miles of Hortico.
- La Roseraie
This garden has one of the largest collections of antique roses in the world. It is located in Paris, France.
- The U.S. National Arboretum
- Mike's Backyard Garden
Garden and cultivation site by Michael Cumming, specializing in lilies and daylilies.
Some of these sites are photographers, gardeners or hybridizers who have generously shared some of their photos with Hortico, as also mentioned here.
- Tips for Photographing Roses
Since roses are so beautiful, and those of us with photographic inclinations can't help taking lots of pictures of them ... this interview with Bonnie Andrews has some great tips. (Part of the Picture This site which also has photography tips for wildflowers and other things.)
- The Basics of Photographing Roses
by Paul Barden, 2002
- NYIP: How to Photograph Flowers
- A Tour of Cheryl Netter's Garden
Cheryl Netter has beautiful pictures and descriptions of over 100 varieties of roses in her garden. The Colorado garden has over 420 rose bushes covering about 200 varieties! (many of which are carried by Hortico) Or, see Cheryl Netter's Rose Garden on HelpMeFind.
- Chris Gardner
A gardener and floral photographer, with an appropriate name. See also his photo blog.
- Clifford Orent Rose Photos
Clifford Orent, moderator of Rosarian's Corner, has a very large collection of his own beautiful rose photos from his own garden. Browse and enjoy!
- Millette Photomedia
A site with hundreds of hosta, daylily and iris pictures for your publications (newspapers, magazines, catalogs, websites, etc.). Also a useful links list.
Suze Dollar, a regular on Gardenweb and a real rose fanatic with several hundred roses in her Arizona garden shares her collection of excellent rose photos. She also maintains the Gardenweb Rose Forum's Recipe collection.
- A few scanning tips
This site by Wayne Fulton is one of the most useful sites around for both beginner and more experienced scanner users. It has very useful and clearly written information about using scanners, improving your scans, and many of the techniques and details that you can't find easily elsewhere.
- ACF's Little Greenhouse
Specializing in hobby greenhouse kits and accessories. Our greenhouses are affordable, easy to install, and delivered to your door in under 2 weeks. See also AFC's strawberries.
- American Greenhouse Kit co.
"A very large selection of hobby & backyard garden greenhouses at great prices, along with gardening tutorials and supplies."
- Ashley's Arbors
Specializing in vinyl garden arbors, trellises, address signs and mail posts.
- C.P. Enterprises
Builders and Manufacturers of quality greenhouses, parts, accessories and supplies.
- Deer Scram Deer Repellent
All natural granular deer and rabbit repellent.
Find the Rion, Juliana, and Enthusiast Greenhouse Kits and more at your online Greenhouse Outlet.
- Homeland Forest Products
"HFP specializes in high quality new design lawn and garden products, especially our Rose Arbors, which are very sturdy. Our products are individually handcrafted from retrieved lumber, using high grade Western Pacific Red Cedar."
- Juliana Greenhouses
greenhouse kits and accessories
- The LawnMowerShop
Quality, heavy-duty lawn equipment for homeowners and professionals. Lawn mowers, wood chippers and tillers. Free shipping to 48 states.
- Loch Ness Water Gardens
Pond kits, aquatic plants, water garden supplies, and Koi
- Rion Greenhouses
do-it-yourself greenhouse kits for the hobby gardener
- Simply Arbors
garden, patio, pagoda and wedding arbors, and grape trellises
- Tropical Fresh Flowers
features tropical flowers from all over the world from Africa to Brazil. Find information for each tropical flower type, origin, family, native country, seasonality and more
- Wacky World of Worms
Organic fertilizer, worm castings and recycling efforts increase awareness, respect, and care for this planet and all its inhabitants
- Garden Humour. To boldly grow
where no one has groan before
Laughs, stories, contests, The International Society of Mad Gardeners, and more.
- The Breeding and Development of Modern Moss Roses
This book was written by Ralph Moore but is available on the web at CybeRose. You can order a number of Moore roses from Hortico. See Hortico's Roses by Moore.
Send free electronic greeting cards. A great way to notify someone that you're sending them a gift of Hortico roses.