Garden magazines and their online newsletters are my favourite things to read, especially on a cold dreary day with snow in the forecast!
There are lots of great how-to and inspirational garden videos online. This will be a collection of some of the best we've seen.
For those gardeners who have smart mobile devices, there's a massive amount of information now available to you 'on the go'. This can be particularly helpful when trying to identify plants, pests or weeds.
Here are a few links to applications to get you started. Do your research to find the best and least expensive options. Most apps have been tested and reviewed or rated by other gardeners so that's a good place to start.
Interested in reading a regular garden blog to learn about a wide variety of garden issues? Here are a few we've found so far that seem to be appropriate for our zone.
What plant should I grow where? What plant is this in my garden? What types of plants grow well in shade or in certain soils? What bug is that? Why are my vegetables not thriving? All these questions and more can often be answered by searching a reputable plant database. We suggest you try one of these
There are many great associations and not for profit groups concerned about wildlife, invasive species, protecting forests, advancing the cause of nature. Here are some links to great sites
Want to join a group to learn more about gardening, get involved in community garden projects, learn about floral design or simply benefit from the camaraderie of talking about gardening with other enthusiasts? If so, a horticultural society or garden club might be for you. Here are some local groups
Many universities across Canada and the USA offer courses for master gardeners and are excellent resources of unbiased information that has been well researched. The northern USA sites typically offer lots of free information for agricultural uses and home gardens and their information is often geared to the same zones as we encounter in our Ontario gardens.
Agriculture and Ecology are important to all levels of government. Here are a few links to sites with loads of well researched information about growing crops, protecting the environment and conserving natural resources.