Mail Order Sources We live in paradise and have a wonderful display garden well worth the drive. But, we realize not everyone can visit us. For those of you who do not live in paradise (and if all y'all lived here, it wouldn't be a paradise), here are some sources that do mail order and carry some of the plants we offer at the nursery. Reading the catalogs and stoking your plant lust is a great way to warm up in the winter.
Gardening Groups and Associations We are compulsive plant collectors - we want them all! And we do our best to share our disease with others. Joining a gardenng group is a geat way to share your obsession and being with others who are similarly afflicted is good therapy for your addiction. Learn about new plants, swap stories and plants, find out where the great plant collections are and so much more.
Suggested Web Sites for More Information The internet contains a wealth of information on gardening. Some sites are very good, others are well, you know. Listed below are some we find particulary useful. We are partial to the extension service sites as they tend to be impartial and are not trying to sell you something.
Thurston County - Common Sense Gardening Guides Read up on the latest ideas for low impact gardening. You can search the site and download guides on various topics such as landscape planning, plant lists, fertilizers, weed control, mulching, roses, natural lawn care and dealing with various pests using the least toxic methods. http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehcsg/index.html
Washington State University (WSU) extension Hortsense Ask questions, get answers using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) www.pep.wsu.edu/Hortsense/
WSU extension Gardening in Western Washington Search the database, ask an expert, view extension publications on line or purchase copies for home use www.gardening.wsu.edu/
Great Plant Picks Plants especially selected by a committee (includes people that actually know their stuff) to do well in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.greatplantpicks.org/
The American Bamboo Society Their web site has scads of useful informaton on growing bamboo www.americanbamboo.org/GeneralInfo.html There is also a species table to search for detailed information on bamboo.
OSU - Online guide to Plant Disease Control Contains the A to Z text sections and many articles from the PNW Plant Disease Management Handbook.This guide is intended as a reference of the control and management tactics for important plant diseases in the Pacific Northwest. http://plant-disease.ippc.orst.edu/intro.cfm
Master Gardeners A great group of volunteers who are willing and able to help other gardeners. Buy some great plants at one of their sales (see other plant sales page). Attend one of their plant clinics and - ID that mystery plant or bug - find help for what ails your plants - get advice on gardening - take training to be a master gardener or master composter - Make new friends
Master gardeners are trained by WSU extension and operate at the county level.
Here's links to find the Master Gardener Program closest to you: