Links

Alabama Master Gardener Program Volunteer Records System (record your volunteer hours here)  - Click Here

Alabama Master Gardeners Association (AMGA) - Click Here

Junior Master Gardener, start your search for youth programs - Click Here 

The International Master Gardener Conference Committee - Click Here  

PPA (Perennial Plant Association) Plant of the Year listing - Click Here

HUMMINGBIRDS.NET, a place to learn about attracting, watching, feeding, and studying the hummingbirds that breed in North America. - Click Here

Shanna Smith Currey (daughter of Anne Smith) spoke about ornamental grasses during our February 2013 meeting. Please visit www.hoffmannursery.com for more information about ornamental grasses reviewed by Ms. Currey.

Banding Hummingbirds at Margie Anderton's Farm the documentary video Wray Dillard produced on banding hummingbirds. Please click on the "Thumbs Up" to like the video and also subscribe to Lynn Wray Dillard's channel. Thank you to Margie for the fantastic way you care for these tiny creatures. 

Banding Hummingbirds at Margie Anderton's Farm


20 Gardening Websites 

1. Why Native Plants use this site along with information from the wildflower.org site 

2. USDA Organic Production/Organic Food – Organic Production/Organic Food: Information Access Tools. 

3. Elisabeth C. Miller Library, University of Washington Directory of Recommended Horticultural Websites a terrific and well organized listing, be sure to check it out. You should view the Gardening on the Internet Tutorial from the menu on the left side of the page. 

4. The Alabama Water Quality Information System tremendous amount of information on all sorts of water related questions. It also links directly to the Southern Region and National Water Program sites.  

5. Texas A&M links to Horticulture sites other than Texas A&M.

6. The Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium information on growing blueberries, muscadines, bunch grapes, strawberries and brambleberries (blackberries and raspberries).

7. North Carolina State Vegetable Gardening Resources topics are well organized and great for Southern gardens and Master Gardeners.

8. Bugwood great for insect images but also has information on forestry management, invasive plants and insects.

9. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center take the wildflower ID quizzes found under the explore plants section.

10. Southeastern Flora is an easy to use guide for identifying many of our native and naturalized wildflowers – lots of good pictures. 

11. National Register of Big Trees the National Champion Tree List is finally on line. Anyone who likes tree will love this site.

12. All American Selections is a resource for both flower and vegetable gardeners. The lists of current and past winners are great guides to choosing plants that will perform well in most gardens. 

13. The American Horticultural Society  links to good books, their Smart Garden Program and web links to additional sites. 

14. The U.S. National Arboretum just looking at the pictures makes you want to visit this unique research and plant display site. Take one or more of their virtual tours and I think you will be surprised at all that is located here. 

15. The National Garden Bureau for garden images, new plant introductions, garden education program ideas and more. 

16. CoCoRaHS an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network records local weather data. Look at the state information links, volunteer opportunities and national links. Stan was told every Master Gardener should have two things – a rain gauge and a compost pile! 

17. Old Garden Roses and Beyond name says it all.

18. BBC Gardeners' World links to the BBC program and videos. 

19. Two sites for herbs: Henriette’s Herbal be sure to view the FAQ sections on growing and using herbs and The Herb Society of America.

20. Dave’s Garden a lot like television with a great deal of advertising and opinion, fortunately there is also good garden advice, experience and resources to balance things out.

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