There's much to see here. So, take your time, enjoy our members' gardens tour, and explore the websites, books and other bits of information found and shared by our garden club members.
Springtime in our gardens is when everything comes alive and it's sometimes hard to keep up with all the demands. Flowers are blooming like crazy and weeds seem to erupt from the ground again shortly after weeding. This time of year we dig up, divide and move plants around. We add compost and mulch. It's the busiest season of all in our gardens. We've found the best way to slow down a bit is by taking photos of our flora and recording our successes. Thanks to all who participated by sending in your garden photos. Enjoy the show!
Kathy E shared this science-based gardening site: http://gardenprofessors.com/
"Advancing the science of gardening and other stuff since 2009."
Kian S shared this link. It's a great website for exploring fun and informational garden videos. Explore the Chelsea Garden Show, for example. Or a video on A to Z gardening. If you're into cooking or documentaries there are many more videos to explore. Click here: hdclump
Dorthy Massey gave a presentation at one of our club meetings about solutions to garden problems. Members also asked questions and she answered. On our Members Only page we've included a handout but the public can view her YouTube channel or check out her Facebook page. Thank you Libby A for sharing this.
One of our favorite local gems is Karen Chapman of Le Jardinet Designs. She's a garden designer, speaker, teacher and author. Check out her website, Le Jardinet Designs and make sure you take a peek at her blog while you're there. Karen's three information packed books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Monty Don OBE is a British gardener and presenter of the long running gardening show Gardening World (which is available via YouTube or HD Clump).
Piet Oudolf is the designer of the famous High Line Garden in NY and the Lurie in Chicago. He is famous for naturalistic gardening plantings. His website showcases pictures of the famous gardens all over the world that he has designed.
Margaret Roach’s website has useful interviews with various gardening experts in the US, useful gardening tips. She does, however, garden in upstate NY, so climate is more extreme than ours.
AGC member Kathy E shared this website: www.gardenanswer.com. Laura and her husband Aaron post videos of everyday gardening they do in their garden in eastern Oregon. Laura is an experienced gardener. While growing up, her family owned a garden center and she worked there as well. They have 1.3 million followers on Facebook and post videos on Youtube.
Here is another website shared by Kathy E that cut flower enthusiasts should definitely check out!
Floret Flowers is a family-owned business supplying cut flowers and seeds - it is located in Mount Vernon but is followed worldwide! Considered to be the country’s most influential farmer-florist, Erin Benzakein has shaped floral design trends, redefined micro-farming, and inspired thousands to grow and share seasonal flowers. Erin has a free three-part mini-course for people who want to grow a cut flower garden. She has published two beautiful books and has a third one in the works. Her story is fascinating.
Highgrove Gardens is the home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Its gardens are spectacular--and sustainably managed.
Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 14,000 trees and 50,000 different plant species.
The Gardens at Waddesdon Manor were built by Baron de Rothschild (well, actually by his gardeners) and are an amazing example of Victorian garden design.