TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PERENNIALS & HERBS
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Premium Plants at
especially nice features are the "Plant
Selection Wizard" and "Quantity Calculator".
takes a little getting used to but is a great way to find a list
of plants with specific attributes such as: deer resistance, evergreen
foliage, or degree of shade tolerance - to name three of many. This
list then links to a gold mine of detail on each plant with quality
is the cool tool that does what it promises - it figures out just
how many of those particular pretty plants you need for a specifically
sized landscaping job.
Resource at www.perennialresource.com
are 3 neat tabs:
is nothing like a picture to inspire us to greater gardening so
go in the PHOTO
GALLERY for a tour. - lots of inspiration awaits
you. Then check out the PERENNIAL
ENCYCLOPEDIA - Search by Common or Botanical Name - your
choice! Find your favorites and print out a wish list to bring immediately
to Westview Farms! You'll find us at the FIND A PROFESSIONAL - pick Michigan for listings and you'll
Farms Perennials & Herbs of course. Look no further.
Botanic Garden at www.chicagobotanic.org
for a plant?
directly to Plant
Best Plants. Stop here a second and decide how you want to search
i.e. type of plant material, hardiness zone, etc. and proceed.
If you want to zero in on characteristics like 'attracts birds',
'attracts butterflies', 'resistant to deer', or 'native to Midwest'
directly to "Advanced
was interested in deer resistant plants and hardy to zone 5 and
BINGO! Over 200 plants were listed that fit those and all my other
a great place to visit in real time, too! Their maps will get you
there. Plan a whole day!
Ones Native Plants, Natural Landscapes at www.for-wild.org
a new "webbie" and found this a rich resource for the use of native
plants in the landscape. "Wild Ones" has lots of ways to explore.
As a former teacher, I chose to go to 'A Tapestry of Learning: Creating
School Natural Areas.' The 'Web Resources for School Natural Areas'
list is extensive! So set your 'time-on-line' timer and see where
it leads you. I then went back up that page and studied 'How to
establish a school natural area' since we've been approached by
a community member about this exact topic.
Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park at www.meijergardens.org
really enjoy having this world class botanic garden in our own back
yard and like to keep up to date on what's going on there. There
is always some event or exhibit well worth the "drive over"
to enjoy. Some events require pre-registration so click on Events Calendar for the latest!