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General Gardening Resources

web Better Homes and Gardens: Gardening Advice and Tips

web Dave's Garden
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.

web Food Gardening Guide (National Gardening Association)
A source for information on growing your favorite vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

web Fruitipedia
A comprehensive listing of edible fruit varieties all around the world.

range Gardening and Agriculture Books in the Library
Call Number: 630 - 635

web HGTV: Gardening
The website associated with the HGTV television station. Includes articles on garden design, DIY projects, landscaping, designing outdoor rooms, and more.

web Make a Rain Barrel to Save Water

web National Gardening Association
The association's website contains a wide array of gardening information for consumers and educators.

Gardening in Central Georgia

other 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.

book Gardening 'round Atlanta
Author: Avis Aronovitz
Call Number: 635.9 Aronovitz, Avis

web Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture
Information on growing common food crops in your home garden (tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, asparagus, etc.)

book Georgia Gardener's Guide
Author: Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves
Call Number: 635.0975 Glasener, Erica

book Georgia Gardeners' Q&A: 501 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Author: Walter Reeves
Call Number: 635.09758 Reeves, Walter

web Georgia's Hardiness / Growth Zones
The maps shows the zones for all Georgia counties. Clayton County is Zone 7B.

web Vegetable Garden Calendar
A printable calendar for planting and harvesting in Georgia

web 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.

Attracting Birds and Butterflies

web Attracting Birds

web Attracting Birds with Ornamental Plants

web Backyard Butterflies

web Butterflies - Plants to Attract

web Butterflies of Georgia

web Butterfly Gardening

web Butterfly Gardens

web Creating a Bird Garden

web Georgia Hummers
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.

web Hummingbird Garden FAQs


web Composting
Information from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

web Composting 101

Composting.pdf Composting at Home in Georgia
Pamphlet from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
View Attachment

web How to Compost

Container Gardening

web Container Gardening Ideas

web Container Gardening Ideas from Better Homes and Gardens

web DIY: Recycled Upside-Down Planters

web 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.

Local Botanical Gardens and Conservation Areas

other Atlanta Botanical Garden

other Fernbank Science Center

other Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden

other 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!

other Wonderland Gardens
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.

Gardening Associations and Clubs

Many of these clubs and associations have annual plant sales that are open to the public even if you are not a member.

other Atlanta Orchid Society

other 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.

other Emerald Green Garden Club - Jonesboro, GA

other Georgia Daffodil Society

web 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.

other Georgia Gourd Society

other Georgia Hosta Society

other Georgia Iris Society

other Georgia Native Plant Society

other Georgia Perennial Plant Association

other The Garden Club of Georgia

Sources for Heirloom Seeds and Native Plants

web D. Landreth Company Heirloom Seeds
A mail order seed company offering a wide variety of heirloom seeds and open-pollinated seeds.

web Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin: Ads
Plants, seeds, livestock, honey, and all sorts of Georgia-grown things straight from the farmers.

other Garden*Hood
A small garden center in Atlanta that specializes in unusual plants and is run by knowledgeable staff.

other Habersham Gardens
A beautiful Atlanta nursery with an extensive selection of plants.

web Johnny's Selected Seeds
Mail order source for organic and heirloom seeds.

web Kitazawa Seed Co.
Mail order heirloom seed company specializing in Asian vegetable and herb seeds.

other Nearly Native Nursery
Specialty nursery in Fayetteville that provides native plants for all types of landscapes.

web Seeds of Change
Mail order organic seeds, bulbs, and live plants.

web Victory Seeds
Mail order source for rare, open-pollinated and heirloom garden seeds.

other Walker Nursery Farms
Family-owned Jonesboro nursery specializing in plants that are ideal for our local environment.

web Wild Garden Seed
Mail order source for organic vegetable seeds.

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