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 News has current pest and garden alerts and timely information.
What’s Wrong with My Plant? Easy self-search tool for diagnosing common problems in yards and gardens
What Insect is This? Easy self-search tool for identifying common insect in homes and landscapes
Is this Plant a Weed? Easy self-search tool for identifying common weed
UMN Plant Disease Clinic Fee-based service serving commercial growers and general public
Soil Testing Lab Submit a soil sample and receive fertilizer recommendations for yard or garden
My Minnesota Woods – Great tree and shrub information
Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series (SULIS) Design, implement and maintain sustainable urban landscapes; great plant selection tool
More Useful Resources
Blue Thumb native plants, raingardens and shoreline restoration
Mn Department of Transportation (MNDOT) On-line Plant Selector
Community Gardens in Minnesota-how to start one; where to find them
Search where to find plants at: UMN Landscape Arboretum Anderson Horticultural Library Plant finder.
Other Informational Sites
Poison Plants plants that are toxic to livestock and domestic pets
Food Preservation Information on canning and food preservation basics
National Pesticide Information Center Science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics
Plant Name Pronunciation Guide audio guide to pronouncing botanical plant names
Emerald Ash Borer Identify & locate EAB plus treatment options
Know the Flow county-wide website that focuses on clean water, water conservation, etc.
MN Department of Agriculture Invasive & Noxious Weeds in MN
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