Floridata - nice site with detailed horticultural info on about 750 species. Sections on vines, edible plants, butterfly- and bird-attracting plants, etc.
GardenWeb Forums - discussion forums on subjects ranging from antique roses to cycads to xeriscaping, in multiple languages
The Kew Royal Botanical Gardens in the U.K. offers some fantastic resources. ePIC, their electronic plant information center, provides incredible detail on almost any plant. The Kew Herbarium Catalogue is huge, and the Millennium Seed Bank Project aims to save 24,000 species from extinction. Need inspiration? They've even germinated 200-year old seeds ...
PlantFiles bills itself as the world's largest plant database, with some 35,000 species, 90,000 cultivars, and over 129,000 images to back its claim
The plantsystematics.org site looks as dull as it sounds. Still, it's great with plant classifications, and typically returns numerous images if you search on a Latin genus name
TopTropicals.com - tropical plants, over 2,300 of them, and more than 13,000 images. Many plants and seeds offered for sale
The United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database - fantastic database of North American native and (several thousand) non-native species; more than 30,000 images
Wikipedia - the largest, free-content encyclopedia on the internet offers voluminous information on most plant species
| - not the best gardening sites, necessarily, but still a listing of many of the most popular gardening sites on the internet, and well over a hundred|
American Clematis Society - good starting point for clematis lovers
The American Rhododendron Society lists over 1,500 Rhododendrons and Azaleas, 900 images, some good articles, and hosts an annual seed exchange
Bonsai4Me offers many articles for beginning and advanced bonsai lovers (fixing mallsai? no problem. Is that gnarled, ratty root really garbage? think again!), as well as great image galleries
Despite its name, the Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall does not sell plants. Instead, it hosts 140 cactus-and-succulent-related domains, and another 80 web sites for the same, including many non-english sites
The International Carnivorous Plant Society - no joke. The FAQ's good; the 3,000-entry database is excellent
The International Euphorbia Society - one of many sites devoted to weird and wonderful Euphorbias
The Internet Orchid Photo Encyclopedia - clunky interface, but high-quality images of 6,325 orchid species
Waterlilies at www.victoria-adventure.org - worth the visit
Should you fault us for not having links to a good site for Camellia or Magnolia, daylilies or herbs - it's not for lack of trying. We just haven't found any we liked enough. Feel free to recommend a site. We're looking for broad scope, detail, and great images.
These are some of our favorite suppliers of plant materials. It is biased toward Canadian and U.S. sources, only because that's who we have the most experience with:
Cyndi's Catalog of Catalogs - over 2000 mail-order gardening catalogs for USA and Canada, described and rated, plus links to numerous companies outside North America, and other gardening sites
Johnny's Selected Seeds - our favorite supplier of quality fruit and vegetable seed
Richters Herbs offers about a 1,000 herb varieties
Thompson & Morgan - huge, well-known supplier of seed and other plant materials, with sites for U.S. and Canadian customers, and those from the U.K. and Europe
Other Pages in the Ars Informatica family
Ars Informatica Web Site Directory - links to all our pages
Ars Informatica - Emergency Department and Health Care Information Systems, web-driven MySQL databases, free PHP scripts and DOS programming utilities, etc.
A Compendium of Weaponry and Military Costuming of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time - fan site devoted to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time novels
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