Internet Gardening Resources
Here are some of my most often visited internet resources when looking for gardening answers.
Plant Naming “Rules”
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature- 2006 (Vienna Code) https://ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm
Digitized Botanical Literature
BPH Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation https://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=BPH_Online&-loadframes
Sources of up-to-date Plant Names
Species 2000 https://www.sp2000.org/
USDA Plants Database https://plants.usda.gov/
International Plant Names Index www.ipni.org/index.html
List of Names of Woody Plants and Perennials (Namenlijst) www.internationalplantnames.com
Royal Horticultural Society Plantfinder www.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantfinder.asp
General Plant Characteristics
1) PlantFinder, Kemper Center for Home Gardening, Missouri Botanical Garden www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Search.asp
2) New Ornamentals Society (NOS) New Ornamentals Database (NOD), subscription required. Herbacrous Perennials A-B available online for viewing. https://members.tripod.com/hatch_l/nos.html
3) Dave’s Garden PlantFiles https://davesgarden.com/guides Largest plant database in the world. I like it for the gardeners comments on the plants.
4) Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association Ornamental Plants Plus Version 3.0 https://web1.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/modzz/masterzz.html
and Michigan State University Plant Encyclopedia https://www.saylorplants.com/pd_search.html
5) Virtual Plant Tags by Dr. Michael Dirr and others. https://www.virtualplanttags.com
6) North Carolina State University Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/index.html
7) UConn Plant Database of trees, shrubs and vines by Mark H. Brand www.hort.uconn.edu/plants
Have you ever wondered about a particular gardening term or concept? Arm yourself with the definitions of 4,500 gardening terms in our Garden Dictionary. https://davesgarden.com/guides/terms/
Heritage Perennials www.perennials.com
1) Help Me Find
A reference guide containing an alphabetical list of botanical (latin) words, with information given for each word, usually including the etymology (i.e., history and/or origin) and pronunciation. https://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/
If you only have time to visit one of the sites referenced on this page, then this is the one. After researching and assembling the list below, we found Bugbios.com. It includes some of the links on this page and much, much more.
National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Plant Pest Information
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Plant Health and Production Division
Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet
Common Insects and Associated Pests – Attacking Bedding Plants and Perennials
Iowa State Entomology Index: Databases
A very exhaustive collection of international entomology databases.
Iowa State Entomology Index: Institutions
Another very exhaustive collection of international entomology institutions.
Iowa State Entomology Image Gallery
Horticulture & Home Pest News
Articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests.
A cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho.
Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs)
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Pest Management Guides
North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO)
NAPPO – Pest Alert
The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
Factsheet Database: Guides for answering plant-related questions from 46 different universities and government institutions across the United States and Canada. Over 20,000 pages of Extension fact sheets and bulletins provide a concentrated source of plant-related information.
The Virtual Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University
rec.gardens.ecosystems is a Usenet newsgroup intended for the discussion of gardening topics from an ecological perspective.
VCE Entomology: Insect Factsheets
Manitoba Agriculture and Food – Weeds, Insects and Diseases
BugFiles is a massive bug database designed to help gardeners identify insects, spiders and butterflies in their garden. https://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/
Patterned after our botanical reference guide, Insectipedia is a reference guide containing an alphabetical list of botanical (latin) words for insects and bugs, with information given for each word, usually including the etymology (i.e., history and/or origin) and pronunciation. https://davesgarden.com/guides/insectipedia/