An informational website where a large, international community of gardeners can learn from each other and find resources offered by the gardening industry. The "Communities" section of the site allows you to set up a plant and seed trading account to trade with other members.
Food Gardening Guide (National Gardening Association)
A source for information on growing your favorite vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
A comprehensive listing of edible fruit varieties all around the world.
Gardening and Agriculture Books in the Library
Call Number: 630 - 635
The website associated with the HGTV television station. Includes articles on garden design, DIY projects, landscaping, designing outdoor rooms, and more.
National Gardening Association
The association's website contains a wide array of gardening information for consumers and educators.
Clayton County Extension Office
The Extension Office is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Scie3nces and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Their purpose is to provide current research and information to the public by providing brochures, teaching classes, performing inexpensive soil tests, and more.
Gardening 'round Atlanta
Author: Avis Aronovitz
Call Number: 635.9 Aronovitz, Avis
Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture
Information on growing common food crops in your home garden (tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, asparagus, etc.)
Georgia Gardener's Guide
Author: Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves
Call Number: 635.0975 Glasener, Erica
Georgia Gardeners' Q&A: 501 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Author: Walter Reeves
Call Number: 635.09758 Reeves, Walter
Georgia's Hardiness / Growth Zones
The maps shows the zones for all Georgia counties. Clayton County is Zone 7B.
Vegetable Garden Calendar
A printable calendar for planting and harvesting in Georgia
Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener
Walter Reeves is a well-known garden expert, writer, radio host, and television host who grew up on a small farm in Fayette County. His site is packed full of useful information on caring for lawns in Georgia, landscaping, gardening for food, caring for house plants, beneficial and harmful insects and garden pests, and chemicals. The site also has a useful seasonal gardening calendar.
Website of the Georgia Hummer Study Group, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting conservation of hummingbirds through studies and public education in Georgia. The site has extensive local information, including best plants, tracking of species sightings and who to contact if you find an injured hummingbird.
Information from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Composting at Home in Georgia
Pamphlet from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Urban Agriculture: A Guide to Container Gardens
Innovative ideas for creating gardens anywhere - on roof tops, vacant city lots, or even unused portions of parking lots with inexpensive containers and soil mix.
Reynolds Nature Preserve
W. H. Reynolds Memorial is a 146 acre nature preserve located in the heart of Clayton County in Morrow, GA. The land, preserved in its native state, is a perfect example of rolling hills in the Piedmont region of Georgia. With over 3 miles of hiking trails a visitor can explore the highest ridges in the county in a mixed oak-hickory-pine forest down to the wetlands and ponds fed by natural springs. Also take the opportunity to step back in time and admire old farm equipment, spring houses, and a barn dating back to 1867. Don't forget to stop in the Nature Center to see the live animals, environmental displays or just to talk to a ranger!
An 8.5 acre community resource in Decatur that has nature walks and flower gardens, and offers educational programs to promote organic gardening, recycling, and healthy living.
Many of these clubs and associations have annual plant sales that are open to the public even if you are not a member.
Clayton County Master Gardeners Association
The Master Gardeners Association offers free "Noontime Knowledge" classes and lectures, hosts exhibits and gardening contests, leads tours of local gardens, and more.
Georgia Gardener Forum
This online forum is for the discussion of gardening in the state of Georgia, covering topics like growing conditions, where to shop for plants, favorite public gardens, etc., and to arrange exchanges of plants and seeds.
D. Landreth Company Heirloom Seeds
A mail order seed company offering a wide variety of heirloom seeds and open-pollinated seeds.
Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin: Ads
Plants, seeds, livestock, honey, and all sorts of Georgia-grown things straight from the farmers.
A small garden center in Atlanta that specializes in unusual plants and is run by knowledgeable staff.
A beautiful Atlanta nursery with an extensive selection of plants.
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Mail order source for organic and heirloom seeds.
Kitazawa Seed Co.
Mail order heirloom seed company specializing in Asian vegetable and herb seeds.
Nearly Native Nursery
Specialty nursery in Fayetteville that provides native plants for all types of landscapes.
Seeds of Change
Mail order organic seeds, bulbs, and live plants.
Mail order source for rare, open-pollinated and heirloom garden seeds.
Walker Nursery Farms
Family-owned Jonesboro nursery specializing in plants that are ideal for our local environment.
Wild Garden Seed
Mail order source for organic vegetable seeds.