When spring comes to mind, we often think of dazzling
blossoms and sweet fragrances that delight the senses.
Weíve waited months to break free from winterís
doldrums and be drawn outdoors to twirl in the green grass; to get the
seasonís fresh soil on our fingertips as we begin work in our gardens.
Through seed and soil, we bring landscapes to life to savor the spring and
If you have a penchant for plants or fancy flowers, the
Internet can be a great resource for gardeners at every stage of experience.
Organic gardening was once seen as something practiced
only by health nuts and hippies, but that is no longer the case. Nowadays,
everyone wants the food we serve to our families to be safe and healthy. At
OrganicGardening.com, you can find useful information on everything from the
top 10 ways to conserve water to seven ways to plant organic potatoes.
The National Gardening Association website features
sections on home gardening, gardening for kids, garden-smart TV, and
gardening in the news. For gardening articles and resources, this is a great
There is no better way to usher in spring with your
young ones than to get to work on a garden. Itís a timeless task for all
generations and teaches children responsibility and hard work, while still
being fun and engaging. KidsGardening.com is filled with practical and
innovative ideas and resources for engaging young learners in the garden. It
includes sections on school gardening and family gardening.
GardenGuides.com offers a wealth of gardening information and resources,
including articles by top garden writers, seasonal tips and advice, guide
sheets on hundreds of plants, and much more.
The GardenWeb forums comprise
the largest community of gardeners on the Internet. Covering a multitude of
different plants, regions and topics, the forums allow you to tap the
collective wisdom of the thousands of other users who visit GardenWeb each
day. You can post queries on plant care, how to deal with a landscaping
problem or perhaps initiate a discussion on your favorite subject. You can
also visit GardenWebís HortiPlex Plant Database where youíll find plant
images and data as well as links to information sources, images and vendors
at other sites.
About.com has a wonderful and thorough section on
gardening for beginners and experienced gardeners, including gardening tips,
techniques and information for the home gardener on growing annual and
perennial flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees and shrubs.
Who better to write a gardening blog than a former
Martha Stewart garden
editor? Margaret Roach is the woman behind
AwayToGarden.com. The blog (which is A Way to Garden, not Away) is named for
a book she penned early in her 25-year gardening career. Her blog is more
than just going on and on about gardening exploits; itís an educational,
well-written resource. Root through her blog and you will find recipes and
cooking tips, information on edible plants and ornamental plants,
how-to-garden facts, gorgeous photos, resource links, and even slideshows.