Favorite Gardening Links

Below are some of my favorite websites,  great resources for anyone interested in gardening:

Huntington Botanical Gardens

The fascinating history behind the Huntington Gardens and the tremendous variety of plants there from every corner of the world make it well worth the price of admission.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens...  the largest botanic garden devoted solely to California native plants.  Worth a visit in the spring to see the Ceanothus  (California lilacs)  in bloom.

Las Pilitas Nursery

Las Pilitas Nursery...  tons of valuable info and photos of native plants,  wildflowers,  birds,  etc.

California Native Plant Society

California Native Plant Society...  CNPS is a great organization that promotes conservation,  education,  and preservation of our state's native flora.

National Gardening Association

National Gardening Association...  Tons of info on gardening,  cooking,  region-by-region tips and advice,  plus a very comprehensive plant library.

Southern California Wildflowers

Southern California Wildflowers...  great photos!  Peruse this site if you'd like to be able to identify wildflowers you see growing in the hills and on the hiking trail.

Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens...  Tours,  classes,  plant sales,  activities for the whole family.