Other Clubs and Affiliated Organizations:
California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI)
- Pacific Region
- Palomar District
Coastal Rose Society (Carlsbad, CA)
Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas, Inc
African Violets Society of America
National Gardening Association
California Native Plant Society
Gardening Info and Tips:
all about vegetable and herb gardening.
Some really great tips for success growing and harvesting our favorites:
tomatoes, asparagus, beans, peppers, cuks, onions, and others, too
speakers, answers to questions/problems.
this is just a delightful site with all kinds of great information on good gardening practices, gardening with native plants, heirloom plants, organic plants, a plant encyclopedia, a forum, recipes, etc. Most of the articles are written by an accredited nurseryman and Master Gardener instructor. Though it originates from Northern California, when issues of zones come up, they try to make that clear. Click Here
Click Here for tips on reducing allergies and maladies related to gardening
Click Here -- organic gardening tips -- you've got to see this web site!
Click Here -- monthly calendar for organic gardening. Tips on roses, citrus, flowers, herbs, vegetables. Lots of interesting articles.
Click Here -- answers to most frequently asked questions about roses
Click Here -- advice from garden guru Bill Beaurain is very helpful. Has a handy month-by-month guide too.
Click Here -- good info on hydrangeas
Click Here -- offers a large plant database and forums
Click Here -- instructions on how to compost, which materials to use and how to deal with common composting problems.
Click Here -- a good site to learn more about water gardens.
Click Here -- a database of native plants of North America.
Animal/Insect Friends and Foes
Click Here - Need to break up and enrich some of our hard Valley Center soil in your garden and/or landscape, earthworms may be your answer.
Click Here -- all about pests and how to get rid of them through poison-free pest control
Click Here -- the butterfly web site. A very good site. Tons of interesting information. Also has good information on hummingbirds and song birds.
Click Here - Great site.
Click Here -- Caring control for pets and wildlife. Dealing with nuisance animals, such as raccoons, squirrels, skunks, deer, rabbits, moles, gophers, snakes, mice, rats, opossum, etc.
Click Here -- self-explanator
Click Here -- good fencing options for critter control
Click Here (formerly www.daylilyhill.com) -- Daylily Hill has been bought out. They've got a new name--Waterwise Botanicals. This place knows what plants love to be planted in our DG and other types of soil here in Valley Center. Bring your camera and visit this beautiful wholesale nursery for a lovely eyeful of display gardens, ponds, a picnic site, flowering perennials, vines, specialty trees and shrubs, roses, ornamental grasses, odd and exotic cactus and succulents. You might want to bring a truck to load up with some of the thousands of plants offered for sale.
Address: 32183 Old Highway 395, Escondido, (714)378-5360, Mon-Sat. 8-5. Closed Sundays.
Seed and Equipment Catalogs
Click Here -- info on heirloom vegetables and where to get them
Click Here -- seeds galore, including All America Selection (AAS) winners, organic, survival,heirloom, veggies, herbs, sprouts,
wildflowers, perennials, and annuals. Also includes zone, schedule and guide.
Click Here -- Seems like a very nice site and offers veggie seeds, flower seeds, herb seeds. One important asset is that it gives cultural
information. Lots of gardening accessory items too.
Click Here -- good site. Has herbs and rare seeds. Also has Garden to Table Recipes.
Click Here -- organic seeds and seedlings for veggies, culinary herbs and flowers, wildflowers. Nice site.
Click Here-- excellent site. Seeds of heirloom and cottage garden
flowers. Aromatic herbs and gourmet veggies from around the world. Has recipes.
Also has interesting articles by Renee, such as "Gardening for Small Children
and "Holiday Garden Gift."
Click Here --organic gardening seeds and tips
Click Here -- seed suppliers. Free catalog of 500 tomatoes and peppers
Click Here -- heirloom seed exchange coop
TV and Publications
www.hgtv.com -- Home and Garden TV gives good garden and landscape advice www.sunsetmagazine.com -- excellent gardening tips
http://www.hortmag.com -- Horticulture Magazine has great articles
http://www.matilijanursery.com/ -- Matilija Nursery's digital magazine w/features on native plant gardening
www.bhg.com -- Better Homes and Garden web site
www.cooksgarden.com -- The Cook's Garden claims it sells seeds, plants and bulbs that end up the best tasting on your table. Also offer the top cut flowers for your table.
http://chefsgarden.com -- gourmet plants for great cooks and growing tips
Great ideas for educating kids about gardening
www.weather.com -- get a 10-day weather forecast for Valley Center (or anyplace else, for that matter) and month-by-month recommendations about what to do in your garden here in Valley Center