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Library Links

The following websites are recommended by Helen Fowler Library as online informational resources. Denver Botanic Gardens does not control the information found at these sites. Use the information found at these sites with discretion. The links categories are:

PLANT SOCIETIES

WATER-SMART GARDENING®

  • Cheyenne Botanic Gardens: http://www.botanic.org/
    Water conservation links appropriate to the Rocky Mountain region emphasize an ongoing commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.
  • Colorado State University: http://www.drought.colostate.edu/
    Provides drought restriction information for Colorado. Drought-related information and tips for water conservation may also be found here.
  • Denver Water, Xeriscape and Conservation: http://www.denverwater.org/
    These Web links within Denver Water's site provide information on clinics and free seminars, demonstration gardens and principles of xericape as well as many practical water saving tips.
  • Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO): http://www.greenco.org
    GreenCO is an alliance of landscape-related trade provides a special section devoted to healthy plants and drought. GreenCO member organizations are also linked from this site.
  • Planttalk® Colorado: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/index.html
    Timely and reliable essays on all aspects of horticulture and gardening in Colorado; those explaining Xeriscape practices are found at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/ptlk1900.html
  • Plant Select®: http://www.plantselect.org
    Program designed to seek out and distribute the very best plants for gardens from the high plains to the intermountain region. Here you'll find plant names, color photos, growing tips and basic information.
  • Xeriscape Colorado, Inc!: http://www.xeriscape.org
    A discussion of the fundamentals of xeriscaping, a bibliography of xeriscape sources and a list of xeriscape-related events are found on this Web site.

GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE

LOCAL AND REGIONAL GARDENS LINKS

NATIONAL GARDENS AND ARBORETA

PLANT IMAGES

  • Curtis Botanical Magazine: http://www.nal.usda.gov/curtis/
    Digitized images and text from early issues of The Botanical Magazine and Curtis' Botanical Magazine provided by the National Agriculture Library. This site can be useful for those interested in botanical illustration.
  • Google Images: http://www.images.google.com
    Enter the common or scientific name of a plant in the search box and numerous images are retrieved. Images may include digitized prints, personal photographs or drawings; the host link may provide useful information.
  • The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery: http://www.noble.org/WebApps/PlantImageGallery/index.aspx
    Database includes images of vascular plants. Most plants are native to Texas and Oklahoma; however, many of these plants may be found in Colorado as well.

PLANT INFORMATION AND IDENTIFICATION

  • Flora of North America: http://www.fna.org/FNA
    Provides access to the table of contents, sample chapters and indices of the published volumes of Flora of North America online. Links to volumes 1-4, 22, 23 and 26 are currently available.
  • Internet Directory for Botany: http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/idb-alpha/botany.html
    An index for botanical resources found on the Web.
  • UConn Plant Database, Plant Pages: http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/a/a.html
    Alphabetical listing by Latin name of several plants. Click on the plant name to access an audio pronunciation of the name and to obtain general information about the plant. Browsing by common name is available at http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/common/a.html
  • United States Department of Agriculture Database: http://plants.usda.gov
    A searchable database of plants in the United States and its territories by common or botanical name, providing taxonomic and location information, images and links for more information.