Links

Water Smart Gardening

Colorado State University: http://www.drought.colostate.edu/

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

Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO): http://www.greenco.org

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: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/index.html

Timely and reliable essays on all aspects of horticulture and gardening in Colorado; those explaining Xeriscape practices are found at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/ptlk1900.html

Planttalk® Colorado: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/index.html

Timely and reliable essays on all aspects of horticulture and gardening in Colorado; those explaining Xeriscape practices are found at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/ptlk1900.html

Gardening & Horticulture

Botany Lane Greenhouse: www.botanylogic.com

Local gardening resource

Colorado Gardening: http://www.coloradogardening.com

Resources and information on gardening in the Colorado environment.

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/

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

Planttalk® Colorado: http://www.planttalk.org

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

X Rated Gardening: http://xratedgardening.com

Xeric plants chosen by the Garden Centers of Colorado.

Local and Regional Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org

Vail, Colorado

Hudson Gardens & Event Center: http://www.hudsongardens.org

Littleton, Colorado

Southwest Colorado Wildflowers: http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com

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

Western Botanical Gardens & Butterfly House: http://www.wcbotanic.org

Grand Junction, Colorado

National Gardens and Arboreta

American Association for Botanical Gardens and Arboreta: http://www.aabga.org

A directory of gardens and arboreta can be found on this site.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: http://www.bbg.org/

Brooklyn, New York

Chicago Botanic Garden: http://www.chicagobotanic.org

Glencoe, Illinois

Longwood Gardens: http://www.longwoodgardens.org

Kennet Square, Pennsylvania

Missouri Botanical Gardens: http://www.mobot.org

St. Louis, Missouri

New York Botanical Garden: http://www.nybg.org

Bronx, New York

Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens: http://www.strybing.org

San Francisco, California

Plant Images

Curtis Botanical Magazine: http://www.nal.usda.gov/curtis/

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: http://www.images.google.com

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.

The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery: http://www.noble.org/WebApps/PlantImageGallery/index.aspx

Database includes images of vascular plants. Most plants are native to Texas and Oklahoma; however, many of these plants may be found in Colorado as well.

Plant Information/Identification

Flora of North America: http://www.fna.org/FNA

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: http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/idb-alpha/botany.html

An index for botanical resources found on the Web.

UConn Plant Database, Plant Pages: http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/a.html

Alphabetical listing by Latin name of several plants. Click on the plant name to access an audio pronunciation of the name and to obtain general information about the plant. Browsing by common name is available athttp://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/common/a.html

United States Department of Agriculture Database: http://plants.usda.gov

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.

Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society: http://www.ccss-online.org

A Colorado-based society dedicated to the study of cacti and succulents.

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