Links Page
Here are links to some very informative web sites and some of my favorite places. Take a look!

Web sites that inform: Detailed Growing Guides for Live Plants and some Seeds (ie: Gourds, Palm Seeds and Crinums)
I have DETAILED planting and growing guides for all my LIVE PLANTS, BULBS and CUTTINGS that you can find at this link. In addition, certain seeds, like Gourds, Palm seeds and Crinums require more information than will fit on a seed pack, you can find that here, as well.

Dave's Garden Dave's Garden
Dave's Garden's slogan "For Gardeners...By Gardeners" reflects the friendly, helpful atmosphere found in the 170+ web-based discussion forums, where over 3,000 posts are added each day. Members share information, tips, plants and seeds, along with gardening triumphs and trials. The forums are arranged by subject, including organic gardening, landscaping, market growing, propagation, seed trading, plus one-of-a-kind forums for group purchases, regional get-together, etc. A world-renowned identification forum allows subscribers to submit an image of their plant, bug or disease for experienced gardeners to identify, often within just a few hours. The forums at Dave's Garden offer something for every type of gardener.

The Garden Watchdog The Garden Watchdog at Dave's Garden
The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of over 6,000 mail order gardening companies. Here gardeners share their opinions on which companies really deliver on quality, price and service.

Plant Files Plant Files at Dave's Garden
The largest plant database in the world with thousands of entries, images and gardener comments. Plant Files continues to grow through the collaborative efforts of thousands of gardeners from around the world! Any registered Dave's Garden user may add new plants, images, details, comments, and growing locations.

Butterflies and Moths of North America
A searchable database of verified butterfly and moth records in the United States and Mexico. This site includes dynamic distribution maps, photographs, species accounts, and species checklists for each county in the U.S. and each state in Mexico.
Policy Lab Clinical Trials on the Positive Effects of Gardening and Experiencing Nature

Spending time in nature can have massive positive effects on an individuals both mental and physical health. Our society is now so dependent on smart phones and other digital avenues for interaction and communication, but with this there have been some troubling repercussions. There is no doubt that growth in technology has produced many great things for us, but with this we have also experienced spikes in both mental and physical disease. 

Our nature and gardening based clinical trials are looking to dive deeper into the research behind the positive effects of individuals interacting with nature. 


Hardiness Zones USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps
Not sure what zone your in, look it up here!

National Wildlife Federation

Plant wildlife friendly plants (there are lots on my web site available!), provide shelter and water and get YOUR yard certified as a Wildlife habitat like mine at the National Wildlife Federation web site.

Agricultural Extension Offices Look up by State

Cooperative Extension offices are often an overlooked and underutilized FREE service in most states and counties. The master gardeners and other experts in these offices can provide a wealth of information relevant to your local area, including information on native plants and what plants work well in your area.

Guide to Composting

Guide to Composting at Home

Learn how to make compost, and why improving your soil is the best thing that you can do for your lawn and garden.

Videos about Composting can also be found on YouTube:

Creating the Best At-Home Composting System