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Research Guide: Horticulture - General Resources

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Recommended Books: Horticulture
Title Location Call Number
American Horticultural Society A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants Reference SB403.2 .A45 2004
American Horticultural Society encyclopedia of gardening Reference SB 450.95 A45 2003
Ball redbook, vols. 1 (greenhouses and equipment) and vol. 2 (crop production) Reference SB405 .B254 2011
North American plantfile: a visual guide to plant selection, for use in landscape design Reference SB435 .H533 1998
Site work and landscape cost data Reference TH435 .M4367 2014
The landscape below ground Stacks SB436 .I58 1994
The manual of plant grafting: practical techniques for ornamentals, vegetables, and fruit Stacks SB123.65 .M23 2014
Urban tree book Stacks SB435.5 .P58 2000
Teaming with microbes : the organic gardener's guide to the soil food web Stacks S591 .L59 2010
Teaming with nutrients : the organic gardener's guide to optimizing plant nutrition Stacks QK867 .L87 2013
Teaming with fungi: the organic grower's guide to mycorrhizae Stacks SB106 .M83 L69 2017
Houseplant expert, book 1
SB419 .H582 2002
Houseplant expert, book 2 Stacks SB419 .H5825 2005
Essential pruning techniques Stacks SB125 .B762 2017
The tree doctor: a guide to tree care and maintenance Stacks SB435 .P74 2017
Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation Stacks SB353 .C83 2014

Recommended Books: Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Title Location Call Number
Garden insects of North America: the ultimate guide to backyard bugs Reference SB 605 .N7 C73 2004
Pesticide manual: a world compendium Reference SB951 .P434 2012
Insects that feed on trees and shrubs Stacks SB762 .J63 1991
Diseases of trees and shrubs Stacks SB762 .S56 2005
Color atlas of turfgrass weeds : a guide to weed identification and control strategies Stacks SB608 .T87 C644 2008
The Ortho problem solver Stacks SB603.5 .O78 2003

Recommended Books: Evolution
Title Location Call Number
Encyclopedia of evolution Reference QH360.2 .R53 2007
The art of plant evolution Reference QK98.3 .K74 2009
The evolution of plants Stacks QK980 .W56 2014
Approaches to plant evolutionary ecology Stacks QK980 .C44 2015
Plant life: a brief history Stacks QK980 .E85 2015
Paleobotany and the evolution of plants Stacks QE905 .S73 2009
Plant evolution: an introduction to the history of life Stacks QK980 .N556 2016

Sample Subject Headings: horticulture, pruning, invasive plants,

Call Number Range: SB's

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Horticulture Databases and Reference Sites

AGRICOLA: Database indexes articles in all major horticultural and agricultural publications. Contains mostly citations and references; however some citations have links to full text articles. Good background information available here, This site provides comprehensive bulb and bulb growing information from the U.S. Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center (NFBIC). Information on forcing bulbs and growing bulbs commercially is available, as well as using bulbs in landscaping,

Gardening Personalities, Garden Designers and Gardeners of Note: Alphabetical list of key figures in the above categories with brief descriptions of their work. Site provides good introductory information,

International Society of Arboriculture: Website of ISA, a worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture,

Ohio State University horticulture resources: Factsheet Database contains over 20,000 links to horticulture and crop science related fact sheets. Online plant dictionary covers plants, pests and diseases, biology, history and technology,

Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: Bulletins and fact sheets on trees, flowers, fruit, insects, weed control, soil management, etc., Fact sheets on annuals, bulbs, perennials, vegetables, and herbs,

Index Herbariorum: Directory of public herbaria of the world,

Extension Services, Online Horticulture Journals and Horticulture Associations

National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA): Provides current and historical statistics on fruit and vegetable production. Includes census of horticultural specialties and commercial horticultural information, such as bedding plants sold, foliage plants sold, hanging baskets sold, labor, land use, and expenses in commercial horticultural businesses,

American NurseryMan:

Home & Garden Information Center from Clemson Extension: Fact sheets on landscape and garden plants, insects, and diseases,

Wayside Gardens: Plant Finder section is arranged alphabetically. Listing habitat, seed germination, uses, diseases, propagation. Links to other gardening sites. Offers online ordering of plants, bulbs, and gardening supplies,

Garden Gate Magazine: The Illustrated Guide to Home Gardening and Design,

The Internet Garden Community: Contains online horticulture dictionary and glossary. Links to many online plant discussions groups, horticulture societies and garden-related business which provide online catalogs,

National Gardening Association: Regional gardening info and online dictionary and glossary. Subscribe to their newsletter,

Magazine Archives and Indexes

Use these links to help locate articles in back issues of horticulture related magazines located in the library

American NurseryMan: Select Current Issue, links to back issues on left side of page,

Carolina Gardener Archives: Index of Back Issues, Organized by Topic,

The English Garden: Article Index, Searchable Archives, Click on "United States" then "Article Index,"

Garden Design: Article Search:

Grounds Maintenance: Select the "Browse Back Issues" Drop Down Box,

Horticulture: Article Index, PDF Index Individually by Year,

House Beautiful: Click on Past Issue Archive,

Landscape Architecture Magazine Archive: Organized by Issue,

Landscape Management: Issue Archive, Organized by Issue,

Mother Earth News: Index and Archive, Archive Index, Organized by Issue,

Evolution Websites

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online:

Darwin Manuscript Project:

National Center for Science Education:

The Society for the Study of Evolution:

Tree of Life Web Project:

Understanding Evolution:

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Last updated: 04/30/18