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Here are some of our favorite gardening resource websites, along with a brief description of each. There’s a wealth of great gardening knowledge out there, so be sure to visit these sites and tell them Flower Chick sent you!

This list is an ongoing work in progress, so check back often …

America In Bloom: – America In Bloom is a non profit organization dedicated to helping communities flourish through the presence of flowers and trees. The organization sponsors several awards and assistance programs, including “Growing Vibrant Communities” and the annual National Awards Program.

American Public Gardens Association: – This association is the go to resource and advocacy site for public gardens in North America of all types and sizes. The site offers a search feature to find public gardens near you, a member directory, resources, and networking opportunities.

Arbor Day Foundation – The Arbor Day Foundation is a non profit conservation and education organization dedicated to planting trees. Some of the foundation’s initiatives include replanting our damaged forests, community tree recovery due to natural disasters, and Tree City USA improvement programs.

Garden Destinations: – For those who enjoy traveling (and visiting spectacular gardens while doing so), this website should be on your favorites list. Locales from around the world are featured and the site is updated frequently. We especially like their consistency in promoting “under the radar” destinations. As an example, just recently Buffalo, NY and Cleveland, OH were profiled. The site is a great companion to our very own “Visiting Midwest Gardens” series …

Houseplant 411: Helpful site to help you learn how to identify and care for indoor houseplants.  Photos galore of the plants from A – Z. Includes a “Plant Finder” to choose the indoor houseplants that will grow best in your home or office.

I Love Gardens: – A thorough, comprehensive directory site listing public gardens and arboretums by state in the USA. Brief overview descriptions are provided for each listing. There’s also a list of gardens in Ireland if your travels take you across the pond!

Morton Arboretum: Morton Arboretum – Plant Care Clinic The arboretum offers a plethora of great resources including tree and plant advice, a Zone 5 & 6 tree selector, and assistance identifying diseases and pests to get your trees back to good health. Also very helpful is an alphabetical glossary of plant / gardening terms.

Nature Find: – We love this site! Its mission is simple … helping you find nature nearby or wherever you travel. The site’s friendly search feature helps you discover nature related places and/or events by Zip Code. Results can be filtered according to your personal interests …

Safe Weed Killing Alternatives:  Roundup Alternatives – Learn about safer weed killing alternatives without glyphosate.  They are available and can be effective. Organic brand options use naturally occurring oils or acids, and some alternatives can even be made with household ingredients.  Let’s be kind to the environment (and ourselves)!

Wildflower Directory: University of Illinois Extension – This website was developed to help gardeners incorporate wildflowers into their gardens by giving information on various native wildflowers. It also may be helpful to people who simply enjoy seeing plants in natural settings and want help identifying them.

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