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OSU Links
Other Education Resource Links
Other Resource Links
National Plant Diagnostic Network - First Detector Network
Horticultural Societies and Clubs
Garden Tours
Other Gardens

OSU Links
      Factsheets - OSU factsheets - generally quick reference
      Publications - OSU publications - longer, more comprehensive publications - "Lawn & Garden" and more topics
      Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops and Vegetable Gardens - OSU Factsheet - very common reference

OSU Web Garden
      PlantFacts - OSU data base
            Web Search - national factsheet search
            Images (Plant Dictionary) pictures of Ornamental plants, Turf, Plant Diseases, and Insects
            Videos - search or browse 200+ short how-to videos
            FAQs - Garden Tips - illustrated answers to over 800 commonly asked gardening questions
            Glossary - illustrated definitions of commonly used horticultural terms. Pick from general, turf or sports turf glossaries.
      Pocket Gardener - a downloadable garden reference
      Garden Tips
      Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine - timely information about Ohio growing conditions, pest, disease, and cultural problems

Growing Degree Days & Phenology for Ohio - enter your zip code and obtain a calendar of developmental changes related to seasonal changes in your area
C. Wayne Ellet Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic - a diagnostic facility specializing in the identification of plant diseases, plant health issues, and insect-related problems.
The Ohio State University
      Veg Net - The OSU Extension Vegetable Crops
      Agricultural Technical Institute
      BugDoc's Home Page - Information on Insects and Bugs
      Buckeye Turf
      Department of Plant Pathology - Extension/Outreach
      Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
            OARDC Bee Lab
            OARDC Weather System
            USDA-ARS Research Weather Network
            Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance
            Secrest Arboretum
      OSU Extension
            (State) Master Gardener Home Page
            Cuyahoga County
            North East Regional Office

Other Education Resource Links

"Ask OSU Extension" -past articles from the discontinued Plain Dealer series.
eXtension - an educational partnership of 74 land-grant universities in the United States.
eXtension "One Search"- searches most Extension websites in the U.S. for materials..
Landscapes & Gardens - University of Idaho's landscaping, gardening and lawn resources.
Oregon State University Extension Service - "Lasagna mulching" sheet composting article.
Common Problems for Vegetable Crops - University of Illinois Extension
Roses - a series of links to papers and presentations on the selection, growing and propagation of roses - prepared by the Mississippi State University Extension, some with the American Rose Society. Please note that some of the information and recommendations may be tailored to Mississippi.
Encyclopedia of Life - a new project for the creation of an online reference source and database for every one of the 1.8 million species that are named and known on this planet. Watch as this site develops. With its first pages posted in 2008, it may be current after 10 years. The project will never end due to new identifications and namings.
USDA-ARS Family Guide for Fruits and Seeds - identification of fruits and seeds to family
USDA-Natural Resources Conservaton Service Plants Database
USDA-Oregon State Plant Hardiness Zone Map - identify your USDA hardiness zone on the 2012 map
Pollinator Partnership - Download ecoregional planting guides to Invite pollinators to your neighborhood by planting a pollinator friendly habitat in your garden, farm, school, park or just about anywhere.
Vegetable MD Online - Cornell University Department of Plant Pathology
Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers - Purdue Extension
Fore Cast: Weather for the Turf Industry - Cornell University Atmospheric Sciences and Turf Team - maps include northeast Ohio

National Plant Diagnostic Network - First Detector Network

National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) - a nationwide network of public agricultural institutions with a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect high consequence pests and pathogens that have been introduced into agricultural and natural ecosystems, identify them, and immediately report them to appropriate responders and decision makers
North Central Plant Disease and Pest Diagnostic Network (NCPDN) - a consortium of land grant institutions that provide services for plant disease diagnosis, plant identification, and insect/pest identification. Part of NPDN
C. Wayne Ellet Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (OPDN) - a diagnostic facility specializing in the identification of plant diseases, plant health issues, and insect-related problems. Part of NPDN and NCPDN. Founder of the Ohio Plant Diagnostic Network (OPDN).
First Detector Training - First Detector information and training through NPDN
First Detector Network News - The newsletter for the NPDN First Detector Community - Newsletter Archives

The following links are presented as a matter of general horitcultural interest, without any
endorsement of the sponsoring entities or any of their practices, philosophies or products:

Other Resource Links
Garden Gate magazine - The Online Extras page has an archives section link to helpful tips from past articles, including:
     Butterfly smorgasbord - Tips for planning a garden to feed a hoard of butterflies
     Taming a Big Space - Tips on designing a bird-friendly landscape for a big lot with easy-maintenance plants
GardenSMART - The web site for this PBS television series provides a wealth of gardening information and visits many gardens. Of particular interest are drop-down menus which lead to articles, "Video Tips" and episode descriptions with links to even greater detail. Although the menus are generally by season and episode, a search window is provided for a more efficient search for a specific topic or location.
■  Rain Barrels - Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District

Horticultural Societies and Clubs - See what is happening with your favorite Horticultural Group or find one you never knew existed!

American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta - see American Public Gardens Association
All-American Rose Selections
American Bonsai Society
American Daffodil Society
American Dahlia Society
American Horticultural Society
American Hosta Society
American Hydrangea Society
American Iris Society
American Orchid Society
American Peony Society
American Public Gardens Association
American Rose Society
American Nursery and Landscape Association
The Garden Club of America
Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.
The Herb Society of America
International Bulb Society
National Chrysanthemum Association
Royal Horticultural Society
Southern Garden History Society

Garden Tours

Botanique: Portal to tourable gardens in US and Canada, and links to other resources.
The Gardens of Alcatraz - The gardens have been renovated at this unique, historic island..
Arnold Aboreteum of Harvard University - A list of collections including a great bonsai collection and bonsai information.
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, Key West
Balboa Park Gardens, San Diego - from the linked page, click on a garden, then go to the center of the displayed picture to advance to additional pictures of that garden.
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, Kansas
Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - The Garden and Landscape Guide - Contains tours of gardens all over the world and other garden reference material.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens - Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden. The 40-acre valley is a natural greenhouse, protected from buffeting tradewinds and blessed with fertile volcanic soil.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Longwood Gardens
Longue Vue House and Gardens - The gardens at Longue Vue in New Orleans, which is today a National Historic Landmark, were first restored beginning in 1990, and again after Hurricane Katrina.
The Mount - The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts, was the estate home of Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edith Wharton.
National Arboretum - see United States National Arboretum
The National Garden - see United States Botanic Garden
The National Botanic Garden of Wales
National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii and Florida.
Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware -
Norfolk Island Botanic Gardens, Australia. Unique plant identification page.
Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden
San Diego Botanic Gardens (formerly Quail Botanical Gardens), San Diego....lots of cactus and desert plants.
Kew: The Royal Botanic Gardens, London, England.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Cayman Islands.
San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
Sonneberg Gardens, Canandaigua, New York, near the Finger Lakes.
Tallinn Botanic Garden, Estonia - photo gallery of tropical plants and orchids
United States Botanic Garden
United States National Arboretum

Other Gardens and Sites - Enjoy these interesting gardens!

Bartram's Garden, in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area on a 45-acre site - The oldest botanic garden in the United States was founded in 1728.
Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina - Acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America's foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. See garden information and slideshow.
Colonial Williamsburg Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia - In addition to its world-famous gardens, Colonial Williamsburg hosts an annual Garden Symposium each spring.
Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle - The Botanical Garden features outdoor gardens and its Glasshouse with sun-baked, spiny desert of Madagascar and misty rainforest of Costa Rica
ecosystems. Click links to virtual tours.
Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, OH - Established in 1931 on a 100-acre parcel donated by Roberta Holden Bole, The Holden Arboretum has grown to 3,500 acres, making it one of the country’s largest arboreta.
Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia - The Monticello Explorer provides tours of Thomas Jefferson's estate, including the vegetable and flower gardens. The site includes the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, its Twinleaf Journal Online, its annual Historic Landscape Institute, video clips of Institute lectures in its Speakers Forum, and podcasts.
Mount Vernon, near Washington, D.C. - See George Washington's magnificent estate and gardens. See links to gardens and greenhouse.
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse - The Cleveland City Greenhouse has displays in the greenhouse and outside. It is open to the public, with free admission and parking.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - The Seiberling estate near Akron, Ohio, designed between 1911 and 1915 by renowned American landscape architect Warren Manning. Stan Hywet's grounds represent one of the finest remaining examples of Mr. Manning's private work in the United States. Cooperation between Manning and Tudor manor architect Charles Schneider resulted in a remarkable blending of nature and architecture. See the gardens and conservatory.
University of Virginia Gardens, Charlottesville, Virginia - The web site also features a clickable map with details of each Academical Village pavilion and garden, and links to several virtual tours.


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