Horticulture Resources & Links

Find many useful online publications & self-search tools.  Extension’s Gardening Information website is also filled with many publications about a variety of gardening and landscaping topics including a self-directed diagnostic tool. The Yard & Garden New has current pest and garden alerts and timely information.

Recommended Resources

  1. UMN Extension – Garden Site
  2. Minnesota Native Plant Encyclopedia
  3. Anoka Conservation District
  4. What’s Wrong with My Plant? Easy self-search tool for diagnosing common problems in yards and gardens
  5. What Insect is This? Easy self-search tool for identifying common insect in homes and landscapes
  6. Is this Plant a Weed? Easy self-search tool for identifying common weed
  7. UMN Plant Disease Clinic Fee-based service serving commercial growers and general public
  8. Soil Testing Lab Submit a soil sample and receive fertilizer recommendations for yard or garden
  9. My Minnesota Woods – Great tree and shrub information
  10. Bell Museum of Natural History
  11. MN Dept of Agriculture (MDA)
  12. MN Dept of Natural Resources (MNDNR)
  13. Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series (SULIS) Design, implement and maintain sustainable urban landscapes; great plant selection tool
  14. UMN Landscape Arboretum
  15. Field Guide to Minnesota Wildflowers
  16. Minnesota Native Plant Encyclopedia

More Information about Plants, Landscaping and Gardening

  1. Plants A to Z
  2. Diseases
  3. Flowers
  4. Fruit
  5. Houseplants
  6. Insects
  7. Landscaping
  8. Lawns
  9. Soils and composting
  10. Trees and shrubs
  11. Vegetables
  12. Weeds
  13. Wildlife

More Useful Resources

  1. Blue Thumb native plants, raingardens and shoreline restoration
  2. Mn Department of Transportation (MNDOT) On-line Plant Selector
  3. MN State Horticultural Society
  4. Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA)
  5. Minnesota Garden Clubs
  6. Community Gardens in Minnesota-how to start one; where to find them
  7. UMN Landscape Arboretum Anderson Horticultural Library.

Other Informational Sites

  1. Poison Plants plants that are toxic to livestock and domestic pets
  2. Food Preservation
  3. National Pesticide Information Center Science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics
  4. Plant Name Pronunciation Guide audio guide to pronouncing botanical plant names
  5. Emerald Ash Borer Identify & locate EAB plus treatment options
  6. Know the Flow county-wide website that focuses on clean water, water conservation, etc.
  7. Noxious Weeds in MN
  8. Northern Trees designed to help guide you through the process of tree selection, and provide a list of possible trees for your project in the northeast United States, hardiness zones 2 - 7.   For in depth information try the Tree Selector or Tree Identification links