Here are some great gardening links:
Lots of gardening advice is available on the Internet. However, sorting out the information that is applicable to our climate, soils and latitude can be difficult.
Natural Resources Canada released new versions of the national and regional plant hardiness maps in 2014.
- National Map
- British Columbia
- Central & Southern British Columbia
- Background information and additional tools
Introduction to Dividing Perennials Videos Dividing perennials improves the health of mature plants, and also allows you to increase the number of plants in your garden. In this video, author and instructor Janet Macunovich provides an introduction to dividing perennials, as well as an overview of the five different types of roots a plant may have.
- Tree Planting
- Tree Selection
- Downtown Street Trees
- Native & Riparian Tree Planting
Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee's (OFGAC) Native Trees Database http://www.ofnc.ca/ofgac
The I Can Garden website is run by a master gardener in St. Albert, near Edmonton. Thousands of Canadian gardeners consult this site and share their knowledge.
Gardenline from the University of Saskatchewan provides information for gardeners in cold climates.
The UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research has garden forums: http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/ .
A useful US site is High Country Gardens , located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The site is dedicated to natural gardening with drought tolerant plants. Gardeners in central BC will pick up many useful tips on xeriscaping and plant selection that they can apply locally.