Ocean County Library has hundreds of books
covering every facet of gardening! If your interest
is water gardening, or gardening with children,
indoor gardening or raising vegetables, check out
our collection of beautiful gardening books.
The Library’s subscription
to Ebscohost includes access
to MasterFILE Premier, a database that provides
full text for many gardening journals.
Primarily a site about creating backyard habitats
and wildlife gardening. This site also offers guides
to New Jersey garden information resources, books
This collection of high quality Web sites is well-organized
and user-friendly. Topical links include: indoor
gardening, garden tours, catalogs, books and online
This site hosts a large number of forums on gardening
subjects for those who wish to share their experiences
and post questions to other enthusiasts. GardenWeb
offers a calendar of gardening events by region,
a plant database, and a glossary of botanical terms.
directory has ten main categories: plants/seeds;
products; general garden
information (including such things as farmer's markets,
mulching, and where to buy beneficial bugs); events
calendars; community gardens;
catalogs; arboretums, botanical, and historical
offices; master gardener
programs; and associations and societies. Garden
Zone gives plant hardiness information for the
U.S. and Canada. Gardeners
may share their thoughts in the Gardener's
Journal. Free subscription to The Inside
Dirt, a monthly e-mail newsletter, is available.
A guide to the world of fun gardening
shows elementary school students "the beauty
and the care involved in planning, nurturing and
enjoying the benefits of gardening
in a variety of spaces and places." Includes
a Teacher's Guide.
Gardening Association Online Magazine
The National Gardening Association was founded in
1972 to spearhead the community garden movement.
Their online magazine offers in-depth material for
beginning and experienced gardeners alike. This
site is searchable by keyword, and by subject in
& A Library.
is the site for the organic vegetable gardening
method popularized by Mel Bartholomew. Plots only
one foot square require very little effort, space,
and resources. Best of all, this style is a uniquely
simplified method for the novice gardener.
Your Garden Grow
How to store and prepare the fruits (actually the
vegetables) of your labors. Maintained by the University
of Illinois, this site recommends vegetable varieties,
gives detailed planting information and instructions
for picking your produce. Recipes are suggested
for preparing, serving and preserving your harvest.
Do you like to garden, but can't seem to find the
time? The Weekend Gardener offers help in choosing
the right plants, tools, and techniques, and ways
to break up activities into manageable, weekly tasks
so you can enjoy a nice garden and even have time
to relax in it. Check out their FAQ’s and their
Guide to calculate dates for sowing, hardening
off, and transplanting tasks.
A good basic lawn
care site which includes choosing the right grass;
installing and restoring lawns;
reducing maintenance, weeds, diseases, and pests.
This site covers bonsai history,
beginning and advanced techniques, and maintenance.
you could possibly need to know about bulbs, from
A to Z. Includes great pictures, too.
House Plant Guide
guide to gardening indoors. The plant index is searchable
by common and botanical names. Information is provided
on terrariums, dish gardening, topiaries, fruit
and vegetable species for indoor planting, toxic
houseplants, pests and diseases.
A non-profit association of rose
growers dedicated to the introduction and promotion
of exceptional roses. Highlights include a list
of AARS-award winning roses (with selected photos)
going back to 1940, temperature zone maps, information
about rose use and landscape design, gardening tips,
and the history and symbolism of roses.
and addresses of many general and specialty mail
order seed sources. Upon request, most companies
will send you a free catalog.
Useful site for learning how to have an attractive
garden in deer country. Information on natural and
chemical ways to deter deer depredation; deer resistant
landscape design (with sample plans); and physical
barriers. This site includes a database of plants
that are resistant to deer, plus a list of plants
deer like to eat.
of Pesticide Programs
This site from the US Environmental Protection Agency
describes how we can protect our children, home,
work, garden, and food from the effects of chemicals
used to prevent pests. Types of pesticides are listed
along with information about their safe use.
Yard and garden insects and pests, and what to do
Find your county's Rutgers Cooperative
Extension office, or use the New Jersey Weed Gallery
to identify what’s taking over your lawn. This
is also your link to Pest Management Information.
This site features technical information on composting
for the large-scale or commercial composter or the
home gardener who wishes to pursue the subject in-depth.
questions? We have answers!
and Compiled by F. Lundgren
Edited by D. Kootman