Resources
 
Local Organizations:
 

  

MassHort - Massachusetts Horticultural Society
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 * = offers a discount to club members

Houseplants and Cut Flowers:

Looking After Your Houseplants - The basics of caring for your plants

Bouquets and Arrangements Care Guide - How to keep your blooms looking their best
 
Garden Storage:



Landscaping:

3 Essential Steps to Hiring a Landscaper - key points to consider when looking for a landscaper. Also provides nice list of links to landscaping organizations.

Informative Videos: 


Informative Articles:


Botanic Gardens:
MA Botanic Gardens - site identifying botanic gardens in MA

Forums:

Helpful Gardener: Browse numerous topics or ask questions on all things gardening. Requires an account to post.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







 
 
 
 
 

Seed and Planting Materials:
 
Fedco Seeds - Organic heirlooms and hybrids that do their best in the Northeast.

High Mowing Organic Seeds - Over 600 varieties, some grown locally on their Vermont farm.

Pinetree Garden Seeds - Vegetables, flowers, tubers and plants including organics. Seeds are sold in smaller quantities more attractive to the home gardener.

Select Seeds - Specializes in old-fashion and unique heirloom flowers, including organics.

Thyme Garden Herb Company - Herb seeds and plants for culinary and medicinal uses.

Pinetree Garden Seeds - Vegetables, flowers, tubers and plants including organics. Seeds are sold in smaller quantities more attractive to the home gardener.

General Gardening:

Gardening Basics - everything you need to know to start gardening!  Good information for the novice, and a great resource for educators looking to implement a gardening program.

GardenWeb - provides forums for many garden topics. Informative to read or post a question about your garden.
 
Growing Wisdom - covers a wide variety of topics including organic gardening, lawn care, tools, and garden design.
 
Horticulture Magazine - gardening tutorials, plant information and more.

Homeowner's Guide to Landscaping and Gardening - provides many useful resources for projects, inspiration, and conservation.

Kid's Gardening  a resource by the National Gardening Association that provides help with school gardening, family gardening, grants and fundraising, etc.
 
Plant Something! - consumer website by the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association and Massachusetts Flower Growers’ Association. Flower and vegetable tips and resources just for the Massachusetts gardener.

Bird Friendly Gardening:

Grow Native Massachusetts - Great resource for information on native plants and their instrumental role in supporting birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

National Audubon Society Offers a database where you can enter your zip code to find a list of bird friendly native plants for your area.

Pollinator Gardens:



 
Vegetable Gardens:
  
Gardening Tips and Resources - instructive site for vegetables, herbs, flowers and more. Nice resource to help schools and children learn how to garden.

In My Kitchen Garden - A fun site with tips and yummy recipes for your garden bounty.

New England Vegetable Management - a site for commercial vegetables growers from the University of Massachusetts. Great information on soil practices, pest management and much more.
  
Small Space Vegetable Gardening - Nice site for the gardener working in small spaces. Discusses ways to plant to economize on space, soil requirements and vegetable choices.

Veggie Gardener - a "how to" site with tips and tricks for growing your veggies.