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View Resource Leaf Identification

This straightforward tutorial on leaf identification comes from the Department of Horticulture at Penn State University. Simple diagrams, helpful photos, and clear explanations make short work of learning the basics of leaf identification. The website even includes a section on why anyone should bother learning this skill (i.e. it's not just for dedicated horticulturists and botanists). The...

https://agsci.psu.edu/departments
View Resource Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library

Tucked away within the numerous specialized subject libraries at the University of Washington is a gem known as the Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library. The library has several main directives, including service to the Center of Urban Horticulture (which is located on campus as well) and as a clearinghouse of gardening material for the general public. While much of the material available...

http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/
View Resource Ohio State University WebGarden

The large public state universities scattered around the United States continue to provide tremendously valuable outreach services through their numerous organizational units, and more and more of them offer their services via a panoply of websites. One such omnibus-style site is The Ohio State University's WebGarden. This site serves as a collection of fine online resources dedicated to providing...

https://webgarden.osu.edu/
View Resource University of Illinois Extension: Horticulture

Located at the crossroads of the United States, the University of Illinois's well-regarded Extension division has provided outreach services to the state's residents for over a century. For over a decade, they have also provided assistance to both residents of the state and a diverse set of interested parties from all over the world via their visually attractive website. One of their sites is...

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/horticulture/index....
View Resource Plant Information Online

Produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries, Plant Information Online is intended for just about anyone with a green thumb, or those who want to get their thumbs a bit greener. Visitors to this fine database will find details on over 134,000 wild and cultivated plants, along with information on over 2200 North American retail and wholesale seed and nursery firms. From the homepage, visitors...

https://plantinfo.umn.edu
View Resource Virginia Cooperative Extension: Agricultural and Natural Resources Publication

State extension programs are a great way for interested parties to learn about everything from community development to integrated pest management. These publications from the Virginia Cooperative Extension cover these topics, and dozens more. Most of the papers here are available in one or more formats, and along with more practical publications, there are a few that may inspire a new hobby or...

https://ext.vt.edu/
View Resource Aggie Horticulture

The good folks at Texas A&M University's Extension Horticulture program have been maintaining this site since October 1994. Currently, over fifty teachers, scientists, and extension specialists work to keep this site buzzing with activity and high-quality resources for Texans and anyone else who wanders on by. Visitors can navigate the materials offered here by combing over the links on the...

https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/