Includes tips for growing, mowing, weeding, thatching, watering, fertilizing, controlling pet damage, as well as a list of local lawn services and advice on purchasing lawn care equipment.
This site contains an online Encyclopedia of Plants that is browseable by common or botanical name and category (bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs, etc.). The site also offers a general description, cultivation and propagation instructions, and information on the different varieties and hybrids. Additional resources at the site include a Dictionary of Botanical Words; links to botanical gardens, associations, and societies; and online sources for weather information around the world.
Includes photographs of flower arrangements and bouquets submitted by professional floral designers from around the world. Viewers may comment and rate the designs.
In 1980, the Norfolk ferry terminal building was moved from Commercial Place to Ghent and dedicated as the Fred Heutte Horticultural Center, an educational facility where Norfolk citizens may learn to participate in making their city beautiful, beginning in their own back yards.
A layperson's guide to basic gardening advice.
Offers a sizable collection of basic guide sheets for annuals, bulbs, perennials, vegetables, and herbs. Each sheet contains a photo and basic planting and care information. Also included at the site are concise tips and techniques on topics such as raised beds, compost, container gardening, starting seeds, and vegetable companions. Both the guide sheets and tips offer links to related resources. Other features of the site include a discussion board and a free email newsletter.
Includes forums, seed and plant exchanges, a plant database with images, a directory of gardens and organizations, gardening tips, and more. You may also use the following search form to search GardenWeb:
A gardening site designed and developed by Digital City Hampton Roads offering growing information on annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, edibles, lawn care, tools and toys, projects and wildlife.
Plants in bloom, image galleries, library, monthly features, and other horticultural information.
The National Gardening Association (NGA), founded in 1973, is a nonprofit leader in plant-based education. This site includes a zone finder, plant finder, how-to projects and much more.
Contains visitor information, educational resources, special events, and links to gardens and collections.
This site provides the public with accurate, research-based horticultural information for the Norfolk, Virginia area.
Plant Information Online offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. Some of the databases have been available in print (various titles) since 1979 and online through paid subscription since 1997. The whole site is now available free to the general public.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Provided by All American Rose Selections (AARS), this site contains a list of AARS-award winning roses (with selected photos) going back to 1940. It also has information about rose use and landscape design, gardening tips, the history of roses, their symbolism and fragrances, and a list of AARS trial gardens. It also has a searchable database of AARS-approved rose gardens in the U.S., including the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
A non-profit tax-exempt organization that is saving heirloom (handed-down) garden seeds from extinction. Members grow and distribute heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, and grains. Their main focus is on heirloom varieties that gardeners and farmers brought to North American when their families immigrated, and traditional varieties grown by Native Americans, Mennonites and Amish.
An educational outreach program of Virginia's land grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, this site has extensive information covering the broad areas of agriculture, families, and 4-H.
Information is organized by states and includes gardens, events, catalogs, WWW links and resources. Additional information is provided on references, plant identification and photographs of wildflowers.
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