goGardenNow: Gardening Resources

The following gardening resources are among the best.

All-America Selections. "All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new varieties then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners."

The American Dahlia Society is a non-profit organization founded for the purpose of stimulating interest in, disseminating information about, and promoting the culture and development of, the dahlia.

The American Fern Society is one of the largest international fern societies in the world.

American Horticultural Society. "Making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens. That's our vision. Ambitious? Sure, but we don't think it's impossible. It's what we've been doing for more than 90 years."

AHS Garden Directory. Find botanical gardens to visit, and save money with the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program.

The American Ivy Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the genus Hedera through education and promotion. AIS members are nurseryman, horticulturists, botanist, and plant enthusiasts, professionals and non-professionals who share a passion for ivies of the world.

The American Orchid Society promotes and supports "the passion for orchids through education, conservation, and research.

The American Pomological Society is the oldest fruit organization in North America, founded by Marshall P. Wilder in 1848 to foster the science and practice of fruit growing and variety development.

American Rose Society. "Founded in 1892,the American Rose Society is the oldest single plant horticultural society in America. ...The American Rose Society exists to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose,through education and research,to members,to local rose societies and their members,and to the public."

Dave's Garden (aka "DG") is an informational website where a large, international community of gardeners can learn from each other and find resources offered by the gardening industry.

Working in partnership with individual garden owners as well as public and private organizations, The Garden Conservancy provides horticultural, technical, management, and financial expertise to sustain these fragile treasures. It helps ensure long-term stewardship of these natural assets, which are essential to the aesthetic and cultural life of our communities.

GardenWeb is the largest gardening site on the Web, with garden forums, articles on gardening, directories, etc.

The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

International Bulb Society. "Established in 1933, the International Bulb Society is the only international, non-profit, educational and scientific organization devoted to the dissemination of information on the growing, conservation and botany of all geophytic plants (commonly referred to as "bulbs")."

Would you like to join a garden club? National Garden Clubs website is a great place to find one nearby. "Certainly, joining a garden club is a great way to 'green' your thumb along with like-minded people. But, membership also provides extensive opportunities to participate in garden-related activities for worthy causes, such as: conservation efforts, school gardens for kids, disaster relief and community beautification."

The National Gardening Association (NGA) works to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment through educational resources.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, formerly the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension System Service (CREES) - Find a Cooperative Extension Service Office near you for expert horticultural advice, pest identification, soil testing.

The North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) is a network of individuals throughout the United States and Canada devoted to the discovery, cultivation and appreciation of superior varieties of fruits and nuts.

The PLANTS Database.  A project of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. "The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged."

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