Garden Web Resources

Internet Gardening Resources

Here are some of my most often visited internet resources when looking for gardening answers.

 

Plant Naming “Rules”

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature- 2006 (Vienna Code) http://ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm

Digitized Botanical Literature

Botanicus www.botanicus.org

BPH  Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=BPH_Online&-loadframes

Vascular Plant Families and Genera http://data.kew.org/vpfg1992/vascplnt.html

Sources of up-to-date Plant Names

eFloras http://www.efloras.org/index.aspx

Species 2000 http://www.sp2000.org/

USDA Plants Database http://plants.usda.gov/

International Plant Names Index www.ipni.org/index.html

 List of Names of Woody Plants and Perennials (Namenlijst)  www.internationalplantnames.com

 Royal Horticultural Society Plantfinder  www.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantfinder.asp

General Plant Characteristics

 1)      PlantFinder, Kemper Center for Home Gardening, Missouri Botanical Garden www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Search.asp

2)      New Ornamentals Society (NOS) New Ornamentals Database (NOD), subscription required. Herbacrous Perennials A-B available online for viewing. http://members.tripod.com/hatch_l/nos.html

3)      Dave’s Garden PlantFiles  http://davesgarden.com/guides Largest plant database in the world. I like it for the gardeners comments on the plants.

4)      Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association Ornamental Plants Plus Version 3.0 http://web1.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/modzz/masterzz.html

and  Michigan State University Plant Encyclopedia  http://www.saylorplants.com/pd_search.html

5)      Virtual Plant Tags by Dr. Michael Dirr and others.  http://www.virtualplanttags.com

 6)      North Carolina State University  Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/index.html

7)      UConn Plant Database of trees, shrubs and vines by Mark H. Brand www.hort.uconn.edu/plants

Gardenology

Have you ever wondered about a particular gardening term or concept? Arm yourself with the definitions of 4,500 gardening terms in our Garden Dictionary. http://davesgarden.com/guides/terms/

Perennials

Heritage Perennials  www.perennials.com

Roses

1)      Help Me Find

www.helpmefind.com/rose/index.php?tab=1

 

Botany references

www.botany.com

 Botanary

A reference guide containing an alphabetical list of botanical (latin) words, with information given for each word, usually including the etymology (i.e., history and/or origin) and pronunciation. http://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/

Insects

Bug Bios
If you only have time to visit one of the sites referenced on this page, then this is the one. After researching and assembling the list below, we found Bugbios.com. It includes some of the links on this page and much, much more.
http://www.bugbios.com

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS)
http://ceris.purdue.edu/napis/pests/index.html

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Plant Pest Information
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/ppc/science/pps/pfse.shtml

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Plant Health and Production Division
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/hort/horte.shtml

Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet
Common Insects and Associated Pests – Attacking Bedding Plants and Perennials
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2151.html

Iowa State Entomology Index: Databases
A very exhaustive collection of international entomology databases.
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/list/databases.html

Iowa State Entomology Index: Institutions
Another very exhaustive collection of international entomology institutions.
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/List/institutions.html

Iowa State Entomology Image Gallery
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/imagegallery/

Horticulture & Home Pest News
Articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests.
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/

EXTOXNET
A cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho.
Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs)
http://ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/pips/ghindex.html

University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Pest Management Guides
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MENU_PEST_MANAGEMENT_TOPICS

North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO)
http://www.nappo.org/menu_e.shtml

NAPPO – Pest Alert
http://www.pestalert.org/

The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
Factsheet Database: Guides for answering plant-related questions from 46 different universities and government institutions across the United States and Canada. Over 20,000 pages of Extension fact sheets and bulletins provide a concentrated source of plant-related information.
http://plantfacts.ohio-state.edu/

The Virtual Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University
http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/ppdl/Reference_links.html#Insects_Pests

rec.gardens.ecosystems
rec.gardens.ecosystems is a Usenet newsgroup intended for the discussion of gardening topics from an ecological perspective.
http://www.ibiblio.org/rge/

VCE Entomology: Insect Factsheets
http://www.ext.vt.edu/departments/entomology/factsheets/factsheets.html

Manitoba Agriculture and Food – Weeds, Insects and Diseases
http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/insects/index.html

 BugFiles

BugFiles is a massive bug database designed to help gardeners identify insects, spiders and butterflies in their garden. http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/

Insectipedia

Patterned after our botanical reference guide, Insectipedia is a reference guide containing an alphabetical list of botanical (latin) words for insects and bugs, with information given for each word, usually including the etymology (i.e., history and/or origin) and pronunciation. http://davesgarden.com/guides/insectipedia/