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This University of California Cooperative Extension webpage gives detailed information on the California Master Gardeners program
California School Garden Network is an affiliation of a variety of state agencies, private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations all dedicated to creating and sustaining gardens in every willing school in California. The Network serves as a central organization to distribute school garden resources and support throughout the state.
This San Francisco – based website gives information on garden pests and tips on controlling them. It also has links to various gardening programs conducted in the state of California.
Gardeners can find a number of helpful resources in this web directory.
The Tree of Life website includes exhaustive information on California’s native plants, with picture galleries, plant catalogue, planting guide, and useful resources for gardeners.
California Garden Clubs, Inc. is the largest nonprofit volunteer gardening organization in the state of California, with an affiliation of over 350 garden clubs and plant societies throughout the state. The club is devoted to the development of all phases of gardening, the betterment and beautification of the community, and the protection and conservation of California’s natural resources.
The Ventura County Rose Society is a non-profit organization, devoted to sharing knowledge about roses, rose culture, and tips about rose gardening. The organization takes interest in all aspects of roses, such as: growing and hybridization; exhibition; judging; history and care of the rose, improving the standard of excellence of the National Floral Emblem of The United States of America for all people. The society also organizes a Consulting Rosarian Program of the American Rose Society designates knowledgeable rose lovers who are willing to share their experience with others.
Greennursery.com is a site specializing in information on a variety of grass specific to California.
Garden columnist Joshua Siskin presents an extensive feature on Nassella tenuissima, also known as Mexican feather grass, fine stem tussock grass, Texas needle grass, pony tails, and angel’s hair. She also answers a query of a reader who seeks information about growing a particular variety of plant under specific conditions.
Want to know about gardening classes in the Santa Clara County? Check out this feature in examiner.com.
Pacific Horticulture magazine is published by the non-profit Pacific Horticultural Foundation, whose mission is to stimulate and inspire gardeners in the art and science of horticulture in the West Coast through quality publications and related activities. The foundation is governed by a board of directors made up of representatives from our six sponsoring societies and several at-large members.
This online version of a weekly half-hour magazine series – California Heartland – on public television explores California’s agriculture, rural lifestyles and social history. The website includes archives, background information and broadcast schedules.
Garden columnist Birgitt Evans reflects on the advantages of growing and maintaining one’s own vegetable garden. She also gives tips for growing plants right from the seed stage.
The non-profit California Native Garden Foundation provides classes, lectures, and workshops on water-wise gardening, designing a native garden, native edibles, and more. Grants are awarded to schools, colleges, museums, and public spaces, whose stewards commit to providing help with installation and maintenance. CNGF offers pro bono garden design, native plants (donated by generous native plant nurseries), and volunteer assistance.
This webpage includes links to helpful resources on gardening associations, publications, garden centers, and consumer resources.
Las Pilitas Nursery is a California-based native plant nursery website which includes plant lists with description and pictures. The list includes drought tolerant or water loving wild plants specific to San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Francisco, or even Sacramento.
BetterGardener.com is produced by the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC), the largest nursery, floriculture, and garden retailing trade organization in California. The association shares knowledge about gardening with consumers and advocates for its industry in Congress and California’s legislature. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, California produces 22.5% of the nation’s total nursery output, making it the number one producing state. The nursery industry employs 213,000 Californians.
The Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply website provides information on sustainable agriculture, certified organic farming, and recommends books on organic plant cultivation.
The official website of California State Flower & Garden Show to be held at Cal Expo, Sacramento, provides elaborate information about the show. It provides schedule of events, ticketing information and other relevant visitor information.
The University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens has 3,500 plant species from around the world for visitors and researchers to see and study. The Gardens provides a wide assortment of plant materials for courses at UCR and other local schools. Courses supported include anthropology, art, biology, botany, ecology, entomology, landscape plants, morphology, ornamental horticulture, plant pathology, photography and taxonomy.
This Better Homes and Gardens lists links to articles that gives gardening tips for native plants and soil fertilizing specific to Southern California.
Gardebweb forum, California, covers the issues particular to gardening in California and its various micro-climates.
The California Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the sharing of knowledge on California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.
California Exotic Pest Plant Council is dedicated to finding solutions to problems caused by non-native pest plant invasions of the state’s natural areas.
Mynativeplants.com is a searchable database of native plants used for landscaping of gardens in California.
California Gardens offers information and photos on plants and gardening in California. The website has articles that give tips on growing plants in California climate.
This page lists links to nurseries and botanical gardens in California.
North State Garden is an effort by a California-based gardener, in association with Northstate Public Radio, who shares knowledge on art, craft and science of gardening in California’s North State through her blogs.
A Sacramento-based gardener gives tips on growing plants specific for California climes, recommends books and provides a listing of gardening events in California.
The Donitaworld blog contains links to helpful resources on gardening across California.
A group of American garden writers/photographers blog about gardening topics along with striking photographs.
This is a directory of public and private gardens in the California, each with a brief summary and a link to the facility’s website.
You can check out here for Gardening and composting information tailored for the Southern California gardener and a directory and calendar of San Diego gardening clubs and events.
This webpage has a listing of local nurseries and gardening experts, and a message board for sharing gardening information specific to Sacramento, California.
GardeningWithLarry.com includes listings of clubs and organizations, public botanical gardens, events, plant nurseries and garden centers.
This article provides tips for growing wild California-native plants in your garden.
If you have any queries related to California gardening, your search ends here: GardenWeb’s FAQ Page.
This is web log of a nursery and garden shop that specializes in Japanese Maples, ornamental conifers and water gardens. The site contains description of services, articles about gardening, and photographs.
Town Mouse and Country Mouse is a blog on gardening in the coastal hills and in the suburbs of Central California.
The Cactus Blog features daily news and photography about cacti, succulents as well as some other California natives.
A California-based gardener writes blogs about her day to day experiences while growing cactus, succulents and native plants. She has also posted delightful photos of various flowering plants.
The California Garden and Landscape History Society (cglhs) is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the diversity of California’s gardens. The organization’s objective is to identify, document, and promote preservation and restoration of gardens and landscapes essential to understanding California’s history and culture.
DryStoneGarden has excellent photos of California’s native plants and links to resources providing information on plants.
The webpage of University of California Cooperative Extension of El Dorado County provides science-based information and educational programs to help address issues in areas of agriculture, natural resources, and youth development that improve the social, economic and environment quality for all residents.
The H2ouse Garden Guide provides tips on creating water conserving gardens. It has a collection of photos that can work as ideas for creating your own garden. It also has a searchable database for gaining information on plants.
A gardener in Southern California shares tips and information about water-wise gardening, with pages on succulents, natives, heirloom vegetables, lavender, and pomegranates.
This is a nursery company website where you can get information about plants, and tips on growing plants.
If you want useful advice from gardening experts, check this out : California Native Plant Society blog
This webpage has links to botanic gardens, arboreta and natural sites across California.
You can get links to all the information you need about California nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers, and landscapers, here: nurseryman.com
The CNPLX website assists visitors to select local native plants for any location in the state, and find out who sells them.
This is a complete resource for landscaping and gardening native California plants and wildflowers, which includes gardening and tips on plant ecology, and information about California wildflowers.
This directory of nurseries and independent garden centers in California gives the visitor information company wise, city or ZIP code wise. The website also offers valuable tips and FAQs on growing plants.
The Helpful Gardener includes a collection of tips on a variety of gardening topics, ranging from rose, vegetable and container gardening, to composting and Japanese garden design. The site also offers several useful gardening-related forums.
Susan Taylor Brown says
Not sure if my new blog fits your criteria but if so, I blog about transforming a typical suburban yard to a wildlife habitat with California native plants with a lot of resources for beginners on how I made it happen.