Great Resources

This is where I intend to post some sites and books  which I feel are excellent resources for others.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Examples
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/hrdzon4.html

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones Map

This is a very nice reference guide to know where your area is classified. It’s very helpful for deciding what you can let sit over the winter/summer depending on the type of plant and the weather conditions.
Additionally, this article provides some excellent information regarding plant hardiness zones. http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/phzmweb/About.aspx
I do not own the rights of this image, all credit goes to its original creator(s). The image’s original location is at: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/01/long-overdue-plant-hardiness-map-hothouse
plant hardiness zones

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Recommended Books:

Field Guide to Trees of North America (National Wildlife Federation)
Kershner, Bruce, and Craig Tufts. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America. New York: Sterling Pub., 2008. Print.

Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America  (National Wildlife Federation)Brandenburg, David M. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America. New York: Sterling Pub., 2010. Print.

Trees of Illinois (Linda Kershaw)
Kershaw, Linda, Christopher Paul Dunn, and Clement Wilson. Hamilton. Trees of Illinois. Auburn, WA: Lone Pine Pub. International, 2007. Print.

Botany for Gardeners – Revised Edition (Brian Capon)
Capon, Brian. Botany for Gardeners. Portland, Or.: Timber, 2005. Print.

The Essential of Bonsai (American Horticultural Society)Richie, Donald. The Essential of Bonsai. Tokyo: Shufunotomo, 1982. Print.

Home Gardener’s Problem Solver (Ortho Books)
Schrock, Denny. Ortho Home Gardener’s Problem Solver. Des Moines, IA: Meredith, 2004. Print.

Annuals – A growing guide for easy, colorful gardens (Emma Sweeney)
Sweeney, Emma. Annuals: A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens. New York, NY: Macmillan USA, 1998. Print.

Botany – An Introduction to Plant Biology 2/e (James D. Mauseth)
Mauseth, James D. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 2003. Print.

Plant Propogation: Principles and Practices Sixth Edition (Hartmann, Kester, Davies, Geneve)
Hartmann, Hudson Thomas, Dale E. Kester, Fred T. Davies, Jr., and Robert L. Geneve. Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall, 1975. Print.

Life The Science of Biology (Purves, Orians)
Purves, William K., and Gordon H. Orians. Life, the Science of Biology. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 2001. Print.

Remarkable Trees of the World (Thomas Pakenham)
Pakenham, Thomas. Remarkable Trees of the World. New York: Norton, 2002. Print.

The Handbook of Bonsai (Craig Coussins)
Coussins, Craig. The Handbook of Bonsai. Bideford, Devon: Kerswell, 2009. Print.

Essential Bonsai (Jonathon Simpson)
Simpson, Jonathan. Essential Bonsai. Valencia, CA: Top That!, 2003. Print.

The Plant Kingdom Fifth Edition (Bold and La Claire II)
Bold, Harold Charles, and John W. La Claire, II. The Plant Kingdom. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970. Print.

Great Green book of Garden Secrets (Jerry Baker)
Baker, Jerry. Jerry Baker’s Great Green Book of Garden Secrets: Handy Hints, Timely Tonics, and Super Solutions to Turn Your Yard into a Green Garden Paradise! Wixom, MI: American Master Products, 2000. Print.

Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs (Foster, Duke)
Foster, Steven, James A. Duke, and Steven Foster. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Print.

Recommended Sites:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/index.html

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/fraxinus_americana.html (example)
(North Carolina State University)

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderSearch.aspx
(Missouri Botanical Garden)

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a867 (example)
(Missouri Botanical Garden)

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch (directly search for plants)
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants
(University of Conneticut Plant Database)

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/f/fraame/fraame1.html (example)
(University of Connecticut Plant Database)

http://frec.vt.edu/

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=01 (example)
(Virginia Tech)

http://www.wildflower.org/explore/

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FRAM2 (example)
(University of Texas at Austin)

http://bigtree.cnre.vt.edu/TreeAge.htm
(Maximum/Average Ages of Trees in Virginia)

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~adk/oldlisteast/
(Oldest trees, more detailed records found by clicking on individual links)

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/text/tree_anatomy.html
(Tree Anatomy)

http://www.plantzafrica.com/frames/plantsfram.htm
(Plants native to Southern Africa, “South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa.”)

http://www.iselinursery.com/
(Information about many conifers and other plants – highly recommended)

http://www.saylorplants.com/SaylorPlants/Ref_Info/Dioecious2w.htm
(Monoecious and dioecious plants)

~Note~

This list will continue to be added upon. I would also like to do more appropriate MLA-style formatting for all of these wonderful resources.

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One response to “Great Resources

  1. Excellent Sources

    Recommended Sites:

    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/index.html

    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/fraxinus_americana.html (example)
    (North Carolina State University)

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderSearch.aspx

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a867 (example)
    (Missouri Botanical Garden)

    http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

    http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch (directly search for plants)
    (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants

    http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/f/fraame/fraame1.html (example)
    (University of Connecticut Plant Database)

    http://frec.vt.edu/

    http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=01 (example)
    (Virginia Tech)

    http://www.wildflower.org/explore/

    http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FRAM2 (example)
    (University of Texas at Austin)

    http://bigtree.cnre.vt.edu/TreeAge.htm
    (Maximum/Average Ages of Trees in Virginia)

    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/text/tree_anatomy.html
    (Tree Anatomy)

    Recommended Books:

    Field Guide to Trees of North America (National Wildlife Federation)

    ~Note~

    This list will continue to be added upon, I promise. I would also like to do more appropriate MLA-style formatting for all of these wonderful resources.

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