Web-ucation: “Links to help you learn”
The WSU Home Garden Series is a great resource for the home gardener. Topics include: How to install a floating row cover, Straw bale gardening, Drip Irrigation, Raised Beds, Vole Management and much more.
Oregon State Monthly Gardening Calendar is filled with lots of helpful reminder and hints.
Check out this great searchable database of Northwest Plants sponsored by WSU Vancouver. Don’t forget to use the “search” box or click on the “advanced search” link just under the “search” box.
The Garden Professors is a collection of horticulture faculty from Universities all across the United States that dispel gardening myths/problems and provide the latest gardening updates and helpful tips.
They also have a Facebook page, just search for “The Garden Professors”.
Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest will help you identify common conifers and broadleaves in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to skip through the pages to learn more about specific genera, or to try your hand at identifying a tree specimen with a user-friendly dichotomous key. If you don’t have a specimen handy, go to the mystery tree pages to try to identify the trees pictured. The mystery tree page is super fun!!!
The Northwest Fuchsia Society has lots of great information about growing fuchsias in the Northwest. Check out their site.
King County Iris Society has lots of helpful information about growing iris’s.
The University of Washington Herbarium (also known as WTU) is an international resource for research into the diversity, distribution and ecology of Pacific Northwest vascular plants, non-vascular plants, fungi, lichen, and algae. With over 600,000 specimens currently in the collections and between 5,000-10,000 specimens added annually, WTU is one of the largest herbaria in the region. Use the online ID key to identify your plant/fungi/lichen/or algae.
Plant Lust– Great website for ID and plant needs
National Pesticide Information Center-EXTREMELY HELPFUL!! 1-800-858-7378
- Thurston County Noxious Weed Department
- WA State Noxious Weed Control Board
- Weeds of the West
- Weed ID Photos
Everything you wanted to know about Pacific Northwest Moths
Where can you buy/ how can you make rain barrels?
Rain barrels can be bought locally from various businesses including nurseries and hardware stores.
To make your own rain barrel visit: