Garden Resources

Here are some of my favourite links for helpful information for northern gardeners in Canada, along with links and information on other interesting print and online gardening resources from various gardening zones.

You may also want to view the Cookie Buxton Top Shelf section for additional reading materials.

GARDENING RESOURCE SITES – CANADA

I have a listing here on Cookie Buxton of the gardens I am familiar with in the capital region of Winnipeg.
You can find information on line for various garden sites for individual towns and cities in Manitoba.

Canadian Internet Gardening Resource Sites
www.i can garden.com – provides a comprehensive directory of web links to horticultural societies, associations, groups, and clubs in Canada)
www.gardeningtours.com

Canada’s Garden Route website by Larry Hodgson serves as a resource for information on gardens in some of our provinces across Canada.

DIRECTORY OF GARDEN BLOGS – CANADA

gardenwriters.ca by Mark Disero provides links to Canadian garden blogs and gardening websites plus links to radio and television resources, listed by province.

GARDEN BLOGS – CANADA

By Gardening Professionals 
Canadian Gardening – A resource blog for northern gardeners. In addition to regular articles, there are helpful tips from professional gardeners on a wide range of garden topics.
Gardening Canuck – A gardening blog by Dorcothy Dobbie, editor of Gardener Living Magazines.
Marjorie Harris’ Blog – A life in the garden – features blog posts by Canadian gardening author Marjorie Harris, with links to her 15+ books on northern gardening.

By Master Gardeners
In Marilyn’s Garden – Marilyn enjoys serving as a master gardener coach and travelling to visit international gardens

GARDEN BLOGS – UNITED STATES 

Fine Gardening magazine’s website offers an interesting read and attracts active bloggers to its articles. Blog entries are easy to locate from the top level menu, which rolls down to link you to nine blog categories, such as Games for Gardeners, Thoughts from a Foreign Field, and Cool Green Gardens.

DIRECTORY OF GARDEN BLOGS – UNITED STATES + OTHER COUNTRIES

Cold Climate Gardening Blog Directory compiled by Kathy Purdy in New York links to northern gardens, typically in zone 5 and colder but also referencing Canadian blogs that touch into Zone 3 and below. Check out Kathy’s personal garden blog entries and her particular focus on northern gardens combined with information related to east coast American gardens.

DIRECTORY OF GARDEN BLOGS – AUSTRALIA

The Austrialian Garden Directory features listings and links to garden blogs, and includes links to a variety of resources for home gardeners, including seed exchange clubs, lists of parks and public gardens, gardening tips, articles, and connections to garden supply and nursery stores.

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GARDENING MAGAZINES – CANADA

Canadian Gardening Magazine

Gardener Living Magazines 
Email: info@pegasuspublications.net | Toll-free: 1-888-680-2008  |  www.localgardener.net
     Manitoba Home & Gardener Living
     Alberta Home & Gardener Living 
     Ontario Home & Gardener Living

GardenMaking
Email: publisher@gardenmaking.com | Toll-free: 1-866-637-4262 |  www.gardenmaking.com

Gardens West
Email: subscriptions@gardenswest.com | Toll-free: 1-800-263-1088  |  www.gardenswest.com  |  Facebook.com/gardenswest
Prairie & Northern BC
Ontario
West Coast & Southern BC
Maritimes, Newfoundland, & Labrador

The Gardener (quarterly)
Published out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, The Gardener for the Prairies Inc. issues this quarterly magazine with oversight by the Saskatchewan, Calgary, and Saskatoon Horticultural Societies in conjunction with the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, University of Saskatchewan.

The Prairie Garden (annually)
This excellent, soft-covered gardening resource book is an annual edition rather than a magazine, yet it has to be mentioned here. Editions of The Prairie Garden have been published annually in Manitoba since 1956 by volunteers to help advance horticulture in Canada’s prairie provinces. The 2015 edition is titled Grasses and Succulents.  Back issues, focusing on a variety of garden topics, may be available by special order.

GARDENING MAGAZINES – INTERNATIONAL – UNITED STATES AND OTHER 

You will find a helpful listing of American and other gardening magazines at www.allyoucanread.com 
Check out the site’s Top 10 Garden Magazines listing followed by an A-Z  directory with additional listings.

GARDENING MAGAZINES – UNITED KINGDOM 

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
Email: gardeners.world@servicehelpline.co.uk  | Tel. 020 7150 5700  |  www.gardenersworld.com  |  Facebook.com/GWmagazine

Country Living British Edition
Tel. 020 7439 5000 | www.countryliving.co.uk

The English Garden
The English Garden
offers both digital and international hard copy subscriptions. Details are available online.

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GARDEN TOUR MAPS – UNITED KINGDOM

The English Garden website offers a useful map highlighting featured gardens in the United Kingdom, ideal for adventuresome travellers who like to plan their own garden tours. The map can be accessed under the top level menu tab, Gardens to Visit.

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CONSERVATION WEBSITES – INTERNATIONAL

ARKive is an online resource for conservation, education, and public awareness. It is funded as a not-for-profit initiative
 of the registered UK and USA charity Wildscreen.

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