Spring is just around the corner and this has many folks thinking about their gardens. If you’ve never gardened before – you will be pleased to learn that planning a garden can be done with some organization and practical thinking. It also helps to learn about how to garden and what you can grow successfully in your region.
Fortunately we’ve got some of the best gardening sites here for you, just in time for the spring planting season. So get your gardening tools ready and open your seed catalogs. These helpful sites will walk you through creating a lovely garden for your family.
National Gardening Association
At the National Gardening Association website you’ll find lots of great information about gardening. Learn how to start a garden or how to garden with your kids. Celebrate National Garden Month. Read the latest gardening research. A great resource are the Regional Gardening Reports that can help you plan and garden successfully. Learn about plants and weeds with their Plant Finder and Weed Library. An extensive site with so much to offer anyone who enjoys gardening.
Plant a lovely garden with http://www.garden.org/
This is the About.com Gardening site and it has a lot of great information whether you are new to gardening or have been digging in the dirt for some time. Check out the Flower & Garden Shows for 2011, something many gardeners enjoy. Look at their A-Z Plants resource that will help you learn all about plants and discover new ones to plant in your garden. Get great tips like how to start seeds indoors or just how to get started in your garden.
Plant a lovely garden with http://gardening.about.com/
Better Homes & Gardens – Gardening
At Better Homes & Gardens – Gardening site you’ll find lots of great information about gardening. From edible gardening that your family will enjoy at the dinner table to container gardening ideal for small spaces. You can easily plan your garden using the tools at this site so you can garden successfully. Ask gardening questions and get answers to help you garden. Learn about plants & trees at this site. Lots of great pictures and step by step directions to explain how to do things. This is the ideal site if you are getting started or trying something new. But it is also a great site if you are an experienced gardener and want to add some new elements to your garden.
Plant a lovely garden with http://www.bhg.com/gardening/
HGTV – Gardening
You’ll find lots of gardening information at HGTV’s Gardening site. Some of the most popular searches include, “Gardening by the Yard,” “Container Gardening,” and “Vegetable Gardening.” But there is lots more here. Learn the basics including when the best time is to start seeds. Take your time viewing this site and you’ll discover a many articles and gardening projects for you to enjoy. There is a nice focus on “curb appeal” here and how to make your house and garden look great. Very useful gardening website.
Plant a lovely garden with http://www.hgtv.com/gardening/index.html
Organic Gardening is a magazine for gardeners who want to garden organically. This is the magazine’s website and you’ll find lots of great content on how to start or continue your organic garden. It covers hot gardening topics including weeds, bugs and gardening with kids. A fun project listed the day we visited was making seedling pots out of newspaper – a great way to be organic and environmentally friendly. If you are new to organic gardening this can help you get started. If you are more experienced with organic gardening you’ll appreciate their expert information.
Plant a lovely garden with http://www.organicgardening.com/
The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Farmers and gardeners have used the Old Farmer’s Almanac for years to help them garden successfully. The book is full of valuable information and we’re pleased to say – so is their website! Gardeners will appreciate the Gardening section just for them. Be sure to check out Long Range Forecasts that tell you the next 2 months and what the weather will be like. There are Sun, Moon and Astronomy sections too. Discover the date for the last spring frost for your area and other useful tools for gardeners. A great site for any gardener. Tip: always check you are looking at the information for your region on the site, as the information can vary from place to place.
Plant a lovely garden with http://www.almanac.com/