Gardening Resources and Helpful Links

Garden Club Webinars

Gardening 101 – Part 1: This webinar covers garden design basics: Identifying desired use of garden space, such as play area, food production, or cut flowers; Using color and texture; Selecting appropriate size plants for light requirements and space sizes; Integrating planting with hardscapes.

Gardening 101 – Part 2: This webinar focuses on “Planting and Maintaining Your Garden.” Topics covered include soil preparation, essential garden tools, how to plant, watering, mulching, weed and pest control, pruning.

Native Plants

Native Planting for Wildlife and Pollinators

Plant Identification and Search Databases

Tree Care

Bluewater Baltimore had provided the following items for our review on tree care.

Maryland Garden Club Organizations

Member Recommended Plant Guides and References

  • A Guide to Sun Exposure for Gardeners. Solar Bob’s Solar Power Hobby Site. (Recommended by 11-year-old Hailey Jarvis, BHGC’s youngest supporter!)
  • Bruce, Hal. How to Grow Wildflowers and Wild Shrubs and Trees in Your Own Garden. Alfred A. Knopf. New York, N.Y. 1976.
  • Cullina, William.  Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A guide to using, growing, and propagating North American woody plants. Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, N.Y. 2002. (Outstanding reference for Native plants!)
  • DuPont, Elizabeth.  Landscaping with Native Plants in the Middle-Atlantic Region.  Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, PA.  2004
  • Foote, Leonard E. and Samuel B. Jones.  Gardening with Native Wild Flowers. Timber Press, OR. 1997
  • Foote, Leonard E. and Samuel B. Jones. Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification. Timber Press, Portland, OR. 2001.
  • Halllowell, Anne C.  and Barbara G. Hallowell.  Fern Finder: a guide to native ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.  Nature Study Guild Publishers, Rochester, New York.  2001.
  • Sternberg, Guy and Jim Wilson. Native Trees for North American Landscapes. Timber Press, Portland, OR. 2006.
  • Stein, Sarah. Noah’s Garden. Houghton Mifflin Co. New York, NY, 1997.
  • Tallamy Douglas W. Bringing Nature Home How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens. Timber Press, Inc. Portland, OR, 2007.
  • Turnmer, Terry. Roundup Alternatives.,