American Conifer Society- Southeastern Region
Headline website from the southeastern region of the ACS. Find newsletters from the region, events calendar, interesting articles on growing conifers in the SE. Also find a map with locations of the Conifer Reference Gardens in the SE. These are all public gardens to visit and see conifers that are good for your areas. Link
Conifers for Gardens: and Illustrated Encyclopedia by Richard Bitner
Hardcover Pages: 424 pp Illustrations:1551 color photos, 1 map ISBN-13:9780881928303 This is the most current of the color photographic encyclopedias of conifers, and contains many details on many cultivars. Link
Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Vols. 1 & 2) by van Gelderen and van Hoey Smith,
Timber Press, ISBN 0-88192-354-0, 1996 I use these volumes maybe more than any others for conifer reference. You can find all but the most obscure cultivars, and even look thru the pictures for ID of ones you don't know. Link
Gardening with Conifers by Adrian Bloom
Firefly Books, ISBN: 1-55209-633-5 paperback,
ISBN: 1-55209-635-1 hardcover , 2002 Link
Growing Conifers: Four-Season Plants by R. William Thomas, Susan F. Martin, and Kim Tripp
Handbook #152. Handbooks in the 21st-Century Gardening Series. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Inc., 1997. This little book is packed with very useful information about growing conifers. Start here when considering adding these fine garden plants to your garden. Link
Manual of Cultivated Conifers by Gerd Krussman
Timber Press, ISBN 0-88192-007-X,1985. This book has no color photos, only drawings. However, it is one of the absolute authorities on subject of conifers. Link
Garden Related Items
The Garden Enthusiast
Our Mission: To provide a portal to innovative and eco-friendly gardening information, products and services that enhance our clients, community and environment. Examples include: Ergonomic Gardening Tools Waterwise Concepts, Practices & Products Eco-friendly manufacturers and service providers Unique & Aesthetic products & gift baskets - Link
Botany In a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas Elpel
ISBN-10: 1892784157, 2004. Very interesting look at plant families. Good introduction to the subject. Link
Hortus Third: Bailey Hortorium
MacMillan Co, ISBN-13: 978002505470, 1976. This book has it all. If it's a plant that is now or has ever been cultivated, you will find it here. Link
Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael A Dirr
6th Edition Stipes Publishing, 2009. This is the bible of woody landscape plants. This most recent edition includes more plants and cultivars, but buy what you can afford and you'll use it more than any other book. Link
The Year in Trees: Superb Woody Plants for Four Season Gardens by Tripp and Raulston,
Timber press, ISBN- 10:0881925217, 2001. This is one of my favorite books. Great pictures, excellent descriptions, and a wealth of information about all season gardening with woody plants. Link
Complete Hydrangeas by Glyn Church
Good descriptions and great photos make this a really great book for an amateur or an expert. Link
Hydrangeas for American Gardens: Dirr and Dirr
Timber Press, ISBN-10: 0881926418, 2004. Good resource for growing Hydrangeas in the southeast. Link
Japanese Maples: The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation, Fourth Edition by Peter Gregory and J. D. Vertrees
The bible of Japanese Maple books. Great photos, descriptions. Link
Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants by Richard Bir
UNC Press ISBN 978-0-8078-2027-8, 1992. I love this book. It's not just natives. It's natives that really count in the landscape. Link
Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Jones and Foote
Timber Press, ISBN 0811730468, 1989. Basic primer on woody native shrubs and vines. Good reference. Link
Trees of the Southeastern United States by Duncan and Duncan
UGA Press, Isbn 0820321079, 1988. Important reference for the southeast, with ID keys and indigenous range. Link
Fen Ridge Farms
Welcome to Fern Ridge Farms, a small specialty nursery,recently relocated from Canton, Ga. to northeast Alabama, between Cedar Bluff and Centre, Alabama. We are primarily a retail operation, but do sale wholesale on a limited basis. Our 20 years of experience in landscaping, lawn maintenance and the nursery industry has evolved into our greenhouse business specializing in hardy garden ferns. Although we grow other plant materials; select annuals, tropical ferns, perennials, natives, and many fern companion plants; our passion and continuing area of expansion, is our perennial fern program. We are presently growing over 75 varieties of garden ferns in quart, gallon, and 3 gallon sizes. Link
Fockele Garden Company
The Fockele Garden Company designs, installs, and maintains fine gardens. We create ponds, streams, and fountains; install fences, decks, and gazebos; and build stone steps, walls, and patios. Frequently, it is these custom-designed elements that give each garden its distinctive character.
At the Fockele Garden Company, we also know our plants. For each of our projects, we choose from among hundreds of well-adapted and time-tested trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, and ground covers to achieve the right mix of color, texture, and form for beautiful, year-round gardens.
We design and install both residential gardens and commercial landscapes. We are especially interested in developing gardens with smaller lawns, naturalistic plantings, more areas devoted to shade, and soothing water features. We believe that such lush, inviting gardens can be both beautiful and manageable. Link
Sleek, cutting edge, urban garden center with new plants,rare plants, good old fashioned plants in the heart of Atlanta's Grant Park/ Cabbage Town neighborhood. Garden*Hood was awarded "Best New Plant Plant Source" by Atlanta Magazine. Link
Hungry Gnome Gardenscapes
Our mission is to empower people to grow their own food. We help create sustainable, regenerative, and interactive landscapes that feed people and steward Creation. Link
We are a retail nursery specializing in hardy, unusual perennials, shrubs and trees for the southeastern U.S.
We have completely scoured all the newest magazines for our 2010 spring lineup and are confident it is the BEST inventory of plants we have ever stocked! Link
Mill Creek Greenhouses
Mill Creek Greenhouses has been in operation for 5 years and is owned by Lori Watson. Let us create a unique container full of unique plants for you. You can choose the plants yourself, or let us choose for you. Potting soil, fertilizer and the labor is included in the price below. Designing and Building Containers
* Landscape Design and Installation for small projects Link
Southern Ground Control
Who is Southern Ground Control?
Southern Ground Control collaborates with K-12 schools to create and maintain education gardens. In this outdoor classroom, students learn how rainwater conservation and eco-friendly gardening are interconnected. Working side-by-side with the science department and other faculty, our consultation services provide customized designs unique to your facility and coordinating features with the classroom curriculum to meet the needs of students at every grade level. Link
Boxwood handbook: A Practical Guide to knowing and Growing Boxwood by Lynn Batdorf
This is a very practical and useful handbook. Link
American Conifer Society
American Fern Society
The American Fern Society is over 100 years old. With over 900 members worldwide, it is one of the largest international fern clubs in the world. It was established in 1893 with the objective of fostering interest in ferns and fern allies. To this end it encourages correspondence and the exchange of information and specimens between members via its newsletter the Fiddlehead Forum. We have "Fern Forays" into the woods every August. These field trips provide a wonderful way to learn more about wild ferns from experts and also afford an occasion to meet other people with a similar passion for ferns. This web page is designed to expand on this exchange of information with amateurs and professionals around the world. We hope that in this way many more people will be able to explore these interesting plants and their allies. Link
American Horticultural Society
The American Horticultural Society is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. Since 1922, we have been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information. Today, our mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture. Please join us in making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens! Link
American Hosta Society
The American Hosta Society is a society dedicated to the study and improvement of the genus Hosta and the dissemination of general and scientific knowledge about them. There are many benefits for the members that result from these efforts, both social and in nursery trade. Link
American Hydrangea Society
American Hydrangea Society
The American Hydrangea Society was formed in 1994 for people who love hydrangeas and want to "study and learn about the genus Hydrangea, its species and cultivars, as well as its culture, habits, hardiness, and performance." A fascination with the hydrangea in all of its forms is the common thread that unites the members of the AHS. Link
American Public Garden Association
Founded in 1940 as the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) adopted a new name in 2006. Over the last six decades, the APGA has emerged as the premiere association for public gardens in North America. Today, APGA's 500 member institutions are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and seven other countries. The Association's individual members live in every state, the District of Columbia, Canada, and 24 other countries.
The APGA is committed to increasing the knowledge of public garden professionals throughout North America through information sharing, professional development, networking, public awareness, and research so they have the tools to effectively serve visitors and members. Link
Cactus and Succulent Society of America
Learning to understand and care for succulent plants at home and in the wild through education, conservation and research.
The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) was founded in 1929 in Pasadena, California and has grown to encompass over 80 affiliated clubs and thousands of members worldwide. Our primary purpose is to enjoy succulent (water-storing) plants through horticulture, travel and scientific discovery, with a particular concern for habitat preservation and conservation issues in deserts worldwide.
Every other month members receive the full-color Cactus and Succulent Journal , widely regarded as the best and most authoritative periodical on succulent and xerophytic (dry loving) plants. It's the longest running publication of its kind and features articles of interest to beginners and advanced hobbyists alike. Our newsletter, To The Point, packaged with the Journal, is full of news and views about the succulent plant world. Advanced hobbyists can access deeper, scientific knowledge of succulent plants and their environs in our peer-reviewed, technical yearbook, Haseltonia. Link
North American Rock Garden Association
NARGS is for gardening enthusiasts interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials. It encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks, whether such plants originate above treeline or at lower elevations. Through its publications, meetings, and garden visits, NARGS provides extensive opportunities for both beginners and experts to expand their knowledge of plant cultivation and propagation, and of construction, maintenance, and design of special interest gardens. Woodland gardens, bog gardens, raised beds, planted walls, container gardens, and alpine berms are all addressed. Link
Perennial Plant Association
The Perennial Plant Association connects professionals, provides education, and promotes perennial plants.
The Perennial Plant Association Vision includes:
* The PPA will attempt to embrace new technology and relevant research in all PPA education.
* The PPA will be established as the most credible and reliable source of unbiased information.
* The PPA will be an affordable organization built by a community of friendly and diverse professionals.
* The PPA will actively pursue multi-generational participation for organizational enhancement.
* The Perennial Plant Symposium and Regional Symposia will include the perennial industry's best presenters and most educationally innovative tours. Link
Royal Horticultural Society
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.
Our goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening. Link
Southeastern Horticultural Society
The Southeastern Horticultural Society (SHS) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, art and enjoyment of horticulture throughout the Southeastern United States. SHS provides year-round educational programs, event and access to plant resources through the following key areas:
The Southeastern Flower Show:
* Presenting the annual premier gardening and horticultural event in the Southeast that promotes conservation and awareness of the natural environment through education, horticultural excellence and artistic expression. Link
Southeastern Palm Society
Since its founding in 1992, the Southeastern Palm Society has been a friendly and respected source of advice on how to grow palms and other subtropical plants in the Southeastern United States. A non-profit organization, SPS organizes quarterly meetings at some of the most interesting public and private gardens in the Southeast; publishes a quarterly journal, Southeastern Palms, and the specialty books Hardy Palms for the Southeast and Hardy Citrus for the Southeast. Membership is open to all. SPS is the north-of-Florida chapter of the renowned International Palm Society. Link
The Maple Society
At last a society has been formed to cater for and foster interest in this delightful, versatile genus. Founded by Doug Goodyer, Superintendent at Hever Castle, its objects are to encourage the cultivation of maples, enable members to learn from each other about their propagation, cultivation, introduction and identification, and facilitate the study of the botany, uses and cultural needs of maples. The society's President is the popular plantsman, broadcaster and author, Roy Lancaster. Members include Dick van Gelderen, Gordon Harris, Piet de Jong, Peter Gregory and J. D. Vertrees, leading experts in the world of maples. Link
Soils, Mulch, Compost
NCSU Department of Soil Science Publications
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis
Very popular new look at composting. Very good science behind the work. This book will open your eyes! Link
Crazy about Cacti and Succulents by Ray Rogers
Good basic primer on the topic. Link
Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate by Kelaides and Holt
Wonderful photos, and good step by step instructions on growing and design. Link
High and Dry: Gardening with Cold Hardy Dryland Plants by Robert Nold
Mostly written for Rocky Mountain climates, but an interesting "other look" at the subject. Link
The Complete Guide to Cacti and Succulents: Terry Hewitt
Really good reference book on succulents. Link
Viburnums: Flowering Shrubs for Every Season: Michael A Dirr
Timber Press, ISBN-10:0881926418, 2004. There are a wide range of very useful shrubs in the genus Viburnum- fragrant, short, tall, fruitful, evergreen, fall colored. Here's a book that can help make sense of a lot of information. Link