Resources

I.  General Gardening Information

Fairfax County Master Gardeners  http://fairfaxgardening.org

Fairfax County Gardening and Plant Clinic Information – http://fairfaxgardening.org.  At this site you will be able to find a listing of Plant Clinics around the county.  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions, help submit plant samples to diagnose diseases and pests.  This service is free through the Fairfax County Extension Office.  At the Plant Clinics and all Fairfax County Libraries, there are free Soil Test Kits available  – just ask the librarian.

Virginia Tech – Virginia Cooperative Extension: A treasure trove of information for home gardeners, all specific to Virginia.  http://www.ext.vt.edu

Fine Gardening Magazine  www.finegardening.com

Pronunciation guide for plant names;   http://www.finegardening.com/pronunciation-guide

Lots of useful gardening information https://awaytogarden.com

Audubon Society of Northern Virginia: Click on the tab for Audubon at Home to find a fabulous compendium of native plant nurseries, green landscaping products, local demonstration sites and useful web links to organizations, parks, government agencies and landscaping/gardening information. www.audubonva.org

Maryland Home and Garden Landscape Problem Solver www.extension.umd.edu/hgic

Beginner’s Guide to Gardening and Landscaping (DIY)  www.sodgod.com/gardening-basics/

Great Gardening Information  https://davesgarden.com

Ashley, 5th Grader in Kingston, NY sent this website about a Kid’s Guide to Planting A Flower Garden https://www.avasflowers.net/kids-guide-to-planting-a-flower-garden

Hudson, a very internet savvy little girl, found this great website and wanted to share it with our Garden Club.  Lots of great ideas for Kids and Gardening. https://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/botany-games-resources

II.  Weeds

Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide http://oak.ppws.vt.edu/~flessner/weedguide/

Lawn Weed Identification https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/lawns/lawn-weed-identification

Common Weeds Found In Lawns and Gardens  https://garden.org/learn/library/weeds

III.    Garden Insects and Pests

Pleasant smelling deer repellent manufactured by Messinas (“Deer Stopper”). Recommended by our members to keep deer away from your valuable plants for 30 days per spray application.

 Virginia Tech insect identification lab    www.insectid.ento.vt.edu/index.html

Monarch butterflies: education, conservation, setting up a way-station       www.monarchwatch.org

Pest Management Guide – Virginia Tech:  Treatments to eliminate and/or control insects and diseases of fruit, vegetables, ornamentals, lawns, yards   http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/456/456-018/456-018.html

Bug of the Week: Want to know if stink bugs have any predators or if a black and yellow garden spider bite is poisonous? Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist with the University of Maryland has the answers. www.bugoftheweek.com

Ultimate Guide to Tackling Garden Pests Naturally
https://sixbrotherspestcontrol.com/garden-pests-natural-guide/

IV.     Trees – Shrubs- Groundcovers

Great resource for identifying  plants and  their growing conditions
www.missouribotanicalgarden.org
Go to pull down menu Gardens and Gardening and click on Plant Finder for useful information on identifying and growing plants.

This Rutgers University website lists many common deer resistant garden trees, perennials and shrubs sand rates them on a scale of A through D – rarely damaged to frequently severely damaged.  http://www.njaes.rutgers.edu/deerresistance

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has an online catalog of flora with origins in North America. Search for plants that thrive in our area, find flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees to fit your specifications, and more.  www.Wildflower.org

U.S. National Arboretum   www.usna.usda.gov

Information of Growing Roses  www.rosemania.com

All About Hydrangeas www.plantaddicts.com

V.  Perennials – Annuals – Bulbs – Groundcovers

Perennials 101  http://www.perennials.com

Information on Planting  and Growing Bulbs  https://www.americanmeadows.com/planting-flower-bulbs

Planting and Caring for Bulbs   http://extension.illinois.edu/bulbs/planting.cfm

VI.     Native Plants

Audubon Society native plants database (searchable by zip code):
http://www.audubon.org/native-plants

Bringing Nature Home: includes information on the number of butterflies and moths supported by each plant  http://bringingnaturehome.net

Virginia Native Plants Society  http://vnps.org

Virginia Wildflowers  www.virginiawildflowers.org

Guide to Northern Virginia native plants from Virginia Native Plant Society  www.plantnovanatives.org

Vll.       Floral Design

Www.gardenclub.org/schools/fss-design-examples.aspx

http://www.ikebanahq.org

Pinterest.com (Use search function – e.g., “Floral Design”)

Youtube.com (Use search function to find appropriate
subject matter)

Metal sculptures for floral design –
https://www.bentandtwistedstudios.com/

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