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Wednesday
Apr042012

My fav gardening websites

Funny little man of clay

I’ve had a couple questions from friends about what gardening websites and blogs I read. I love to read about gardening! Here's a list of some of my favourite sites.

PS - I really am in love with Flipboard for reading blogs and RSS feeds on my iPad. I love to look at all the photos! Otherwise I use Google Reader

Generally useful gardening websites

Better Homes and Gardens http://www.bhg.com/gardening/
you have to register by email for the most useful content, but I like the BHG garden plans for ideas. 

GardenWeb forums http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/ - tons & tons here. If you have a question, someone has likely asked it here.

Farmer's Almanac: Planting dates http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/ - ye olde Almanac has some useful veggie reference guides like frost dates, planting dates, and zones, plus flower and veggie information. 

Apartment Therapy: Gardening category http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/categories/gardening Fresh ideas!

Tomato rainbow

Vegetable garden blogs

A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach [New York] http://awaytogarden.com/ - Excellent gardening writer, previously editor for Martha Stewart Living. Check out her garden chores & tips month-by-month. 

Veggie Patch Reimagined [rural Ottawa gardener] http://veggiepatchreimagined.blogspot.com

Daphne’s Dandelions [Massachusetts] http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com - Lots of lovely photos!

Diggin' Food [Seattle] http://www.digginfood.com

Maybelline's Garden [California] http://maybellinesgarden.blogspot.ca - Fun speciality vegetable ideas.

The Cheap Vegetable Gardener by Shawn Verrall [Washington?] http://www.cheapvegetablegardener.com

Tiny Farm Blog [southern Ontario, Canada] http://tinyfarmblog.com - A small organic farm.

In my Kitchen Garden [Missouri?] http://inmykitchengarden.blogspot.ca

Skippy's Vegetable Garden [Massachusetts] http://carletongarden.blogspot.ca

Veggie Gardening Tips [Pennsylvania] http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/

Green cabbage

Ottawa specific resources

Ottawa Horticultural Society http://www.ottawahort.org/index.htm - They post about events like the Rare & Unusual Plant Sale http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm & seed exchanges. 

Ottawa Master Gardeners http://mgottawa.mgoi.ca/

Little clover

What are your favourite gardening sites? I'd especially love to know ones with great flower gardening or landscaping ideas. 

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