Online Resources

This list is only a sample of the many gardening websites on the internet; thanks to the GEG members who contribute their favorites. Feel free to suggest new ones. Please e‑mail your comments and suggestions to the website.

Gardening Sources

  • The WVU Extension Service provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Community, Economic and Workforce Development with support from WVU faculty and staff. provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Community, Economic and Workforce Development with support from WVU faculty and staff.
  • Download the Invasives References handout provided by Louise Finch of the Berkeley/Jefferson Extension Master Gardener Association.
  • eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering research-based information emerging from America’s land-grant university system.
  • Fine Gardening Online, from Fine Gardening Magazine, which “brings you breathtaking design ideas, helpful techniques, and the know-how to get great results in your own garden.” Some of us are fond of the FG newsletter; sign up on the website.
  • Plantfinder: Missouri Botanical Garden: The Plantfinder “contains information on the over 5000 herbaceous perennials, shrubs, vines and trees which are currently growing or have been grown in the 23 demonstration gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Kemper Center for Home Gardening. Through the PlantFinder you can print lists of plants that meet specific criteria such as herbaceous plants with yellow flowers that are under 3 feet tall and grow well in part shade. This service is free to all.”
  • Green Thumbs, Healthy Joints Blog: Green Thumbs, Healthy Joints is a program that provides West Virginia organizations the opportunity to perform community service by making gardening accessible to West Virginians with arthritis. Interact with other gardeners and learn from each other.

Generating Ideas

  • houzz, a leading destination site for home design enthusiasts– professionals and homeowners. Homeowners collect their favorite photos, find design professionals in their areas, upload photos of their homes and gardens, and swap tips and questions with other members. 800,000+ ideabooks have been created by Houzz members, and new ones are added every minute. We’ve directed you to the “Landscape” section, but check out “Patio,” or “Pool.”
  • Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. We’ve directed you to the “Gardening” section.

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