Resources for Better Gardening (10)
The Internet's Garden Community
The site features the Garden Web Forums, which is known as the largest community of gardeners on the Internet. A HortiPlex Plant Database houses plant images and data as well as links to other information sources. You stumble across a calendar of garden events and a glossary of botanical terms. If you are a new gardener, check out Sabrina's Gardening Tips.
There is some good how-to information on of Hydroponics.com about hydroponic gardening and growth. The site features information about the benefits of hydroponic food production, hydroponic growing techniques, modern greenhouse production, and hydroponics science projects. Also included is a section about hydroponic basics, the history of hydroponics, beginning hydroponic gardening, aquatics, science projects, tips, preparing a hydroponic garden for winter, pH acid bases, nutrient mixing and common problems with hydroponic gardening. Great resources and a useful hydroponic gardening question and answer section.
Plants Are the Strangest People Blog
Plants Are the Strangest People is a blog owned and updated by Mr_Subjunctive, who has a total of 1581 houseplants. A former worker at a family-owned garden center in Iowa City, Mr_Subjunctive writes about his indoor plants, which are composed mostly of anthuriums and schlumbergeras. Readers are sure to find in this humorous journal a lot of information about the said indoor plants. But more than that, one would find entertainment in the way the blogger writes about his houseplants, even giving them names such as Roxy-Cotton Candy, Manny Nuff, and Feet of Clay based on their characteristics – which are discussed in detail in the various blog entries.
Hydroponics and Indoor Gardening Worldwide
This website offers resources on hydroponics and indoor gardening. This magazine offers informative articles about summer greenhouse production, factors that can influence and promote hydroponic growth, hydroponic gardening for profit and the market for hydroponics in creating aromatherapy and essential oils. Other sections include carbon dioxide equipment, ducts and vents, filters, fans, growth promoters, growing containers, hydroponic lighting, organic gardening, pest control, timers, water treatment, rooting hormones and ballasts.
Smokey's Gardens Blog
Smokey’s Gardens is one of the largest growers of the daylily, a perennial flowering plant, in the United States. They provide their customers with daylily plants, seeds, seedlings, collections, and specialty lots. This blog discusses everything about the daylily – its numerous varieties, its growth and upkeep, the diseases and pests that affect it, its foliage habits, and ways to hybridize daylilies, among others. The blog also features entries about landscaping, tips on flower gardening, different garden trends, designing gardens, and more. Through the blog, one can also read news about Smokey’s Gardens and view seedling pictures from the blog’s photo gallery category.