Water Smart Gardening

Colorado State University:

Provides drought restriction information for Colorado. Drought-related information and tips for water conservation may also be found here.

Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO):

GreenCO is an alliance of landscape-related trade provides a special section devoted to healthy plants and drought. GreenCO member organizations are also linked from this site.

Planttalk® Colorado:

Timely and reliable essays on all aspects of horticulture and gardening in Colorado; those explaining Xeriscape practices are found at

Gardening & Horticulture

Colorado Gardening:

Resources and information on gardening in the Colorado environment.

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension:

Information about gardening, insects, agriculture and natural resources in Colorado.

Planttalk® Colorado:

Timely and reliable essays on all aspects of horticulture and gardening in Colorado.

Local and Regional Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens:

Vail, Colorado

Hudson Gardens & Event Center:

Littleton, Colorado

Southwest Colorado Wildflowers:

Wildflowers, ferns and trees of the Four Corners region of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

National Gardens and Arboreta

Brooklyn Botanic Garden:

Brooklyn, New York

Chicago Botanic Garden:

Glencoe, Illinois

Longwood Gardens:

Kennet Square, Pennsylvania

Missouri Botanical Gardens:

St. Louis, Missouri

New York Botanical Garden:

Bronx, New York

Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens:

San Francisco, California

Plant Images

Curtis Botanical Magazine:

Digitized images and text from early issues of The Botanical Magazine and Curtis’ Botanical Magazine provided by the National Agriculture Library. This site can be useful for those interested in botanical illustration.

Google Images:

Enter the common or scientific name of a plant in the search box and numerous images are retrieved. Images may include digitized prints, personal photographs or drawings; the host link may provide useful information.

Plant Information/Identification

Flora of North America:

Provides access to the table of contents, sample chapters and indices of the published volumes of Flora of North America online. Links to volumes 1-4, 22, 23 and 26 are currently available.

Internet Directory for Botany:

An index for botanical resources found on the Web.

United States Department of Agriculture Database:

A searchable database of plants in the United States and its territories by common or botanical name, providing taxonomic and location information, images and links for more information.

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