The Tropical Hibiscus
This is a great place to go if you're interested in tropical
hibiscus along with excellent links to other sites relating to
tropicals grown in Florida. Be prepared for slow surfing - lots of
pictures to pull up.
This site has 100+ excellent orchid photos by
genera and species.
The Orchid House
I love this Canadian site in terms of
providing comprehensive and detailed information about orchids all
in one location.
Thought about a wildflower garden? Check this site out for valuable
information and photos of wildflowers including Texas's own.
This site has excellent information and
recommended selections for antique roses. It is sponsored by the
Antique Rose Emporium in
An on-line encyclopedia with information about
palms from around the world
The American Begonia Society has excellent
pictorial and descriptive information on Begonias.
This link takes you to their "virtual
greenhouse" describing the types and showing great images
This page provides an excellent reference
chart on the..genus Bambusa, the clumping bamboos.
One of the best reference sites for
identification and information about cycads from around the world
HORTICULTURAL REFERENCE SITES
Texas A&M Horticultural Home Page
Lots of educational information, links, and horticultural topic
search capability. Aggie Horticulture is a great reference site
for Texans especially.
Landscape Water Conservation...Xeriscape
This Texas A&M site provides good coverage of
Xeriscaping to conserve water. The tables of recommended plants is
by state region, not by climate zone, so could be misleading to
Houstonians, but all the other information provided on this topic is
This site is a good reference source
about plants suitable for the Gulf Coast area.
This is a new and developing site that focuses
on the the everyday American ornamental garden.
It shows representative gardens from around
the country in photos and descriptions to stimulate your mind.
Anyone can contribute their garden story for posting on this site.
A very extensive collection of
vascular plant photos. When you need to identify a plant
from a photo only, this may be
the place to find it. Sorted by families/genera.
Identification of Major Fruit Types
A great reference sight for
information on fruit types.
A very interesting site with a list of flowers
that are edible - some may surprise you.
PLANT SITES (FOR ZONES 8-9)
Wildflowers in Texas
This site was created by a seventh grade class! The images,
information on Texas wildflowers is excellent.
Texas Super Star Plants
A list of plants tested by Texas A&M
and declared to be superstar performers for Texas
Grow Green - City of
A must see reference site for Central
Texas gardeners - encourages water conservation and environmentally
of the Garden (by Tom Spencer)
An inspirational site guaranteed to transport
you into garden heaven.
Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Only one of 5 County operated Botanical
Gardens in the U. S.
Botanical Garden - Austin
Located in the heart of Austin, TX
Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin
Check out their native plant database - a
wealth of information on native plants for Central Texas can be
This botanical garden should be visited if in
San Antonio - excellent displays.
This is a place where you can talk about
gardening and advertise and find plant swaps in the Southeast Texas
or other regional area..
Some commercial sites
are very educational and may be included on our list above.
However, we do not imply recommendation or endorsement of any
products that might be presented at any of these sites.
us know of any other site references that would benefit visitors to
this home page. Please contact us.