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Gardening Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about gardening.

Local Resource

Garden Helpline
In most counties, Rutgers-trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to answer questions from the public.  The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County will take your gardening questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at (609) 465-5115.

World Wide Web Resources

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers home gardeners extensive, research-based information on many horticultural topics.  Their web site includes links to RCE’s publications, a weed gallery, soil testing information, disease/pest information, and more.

The Garden Web

American Horticultural Society

Better Homes and Gardens   

National Gardening Assoc.

About.com Gardening

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center



Old Farmer’s Almanac


Print Resources


The all - new illustrated guide to gardening : planning, selection, propagation, organic solutions / edited by Fern Marshall Bradley and Cole, Trevor Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest, c2009. Call # 635 AL

Ask the garden doctor : 1,200 cures for common garden problems / editor and contributing writer, Denny Schrock Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, c2010. Call # 635 AS

Ballister - Howells, Pegi Month - by - month gardening in New Jersey Nashville, TN : Cool Springs Press, c2004. Call # 635.097 BA

Ballister - Howells, Pegi New Jersey gardener's guide Nashville, TN : Cool Springs Press, c2004. Call # 635.9 BA

Better Homes and Gardens Step - by - step perennials Des Moines, IW : Better Homes and Gardens, c1998. Call # 635.932 BE

Ellis, Barbara W. Barron's complete gardener's dictionary New York, NY : Barron's, c2000. Call # 635.03 EL

Green, Joey Joey Green's gardening magic : more than 1,120 ingenious gardening solutions using brand - name products Emmaus, PA : Rodale, c2003. Call # 635.048 GR

Heffernan, Maureen Burpee complete gardener : a comprehensive, up - to - date, fully illustrated reference for gardeners at all levels New York, NY : Macmillan USA, c1995. Call # 635 HE

Kiefer, Lorraine and Beck, Alison Best garden plants for New Jersey Auburn, WA : Lone Pine Pub. International, c2007. Call # 635.9 KI

Pollock, Michael and Griffiths, Mark Illustrated dictionary of gardening New York, NY : DK, c2005. Call # 635 PO

Smittle, Delilah and Richardson, Sheri Ann The complete idiot's guide to year - round gardening New York, NY : Alpha Books, c2010. Call # 635.9 SM

Stokes, Donald W. and Stokes, Lillian Stokes bird gardening book : the complete guide to creating a bird - friendly habitat in your backyard Boston : Little Brown, c1998. Call # 639.978 ST

Tri - state top 10 garden guide / edited by MacCaskey, Michael, Ocone, Lynn, and the editors of Sunset Books Menlo Park, CA : Sunset Pub. Corp., c2005. Call # 635.0974 TR

Weishan, Michael with Donnelly, Laurie The victory garden companion : America's most popular gardening series offers expert advice for creating a beautiful landscape for your home New York, NY : Collins, c2006. Call # 635 WE

Journal and Magazine Articles

The library subscribes to the following gardening magazines and journals:

Better Homes & Gardens
Coastal Living
Country Living
Family Handyman
House Beautiful
Martha Stewart Living
Metropolitan Home
Mother Earth News
Organic gardening
Traditional Home

Other publications that include gardening articles are:  Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, & Women’s Day.

Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Locations for Gardening Topics:

Bulbs Indoor gardening
Color in gardening Landscape gardening
Container gardening Low maintenance gardening
Flower gardening Mulching
Fruit--culture (or names of fruit) Native plant gardening
Garden pests Organic gardening
Gardeners Pruning
Gardens Seashore gardening
Greenhouses Seaside gardening
Herb gardening Square foot gardening
Horticulture Vegetable gardening

Recommended Video Sources

Jerry Baker's garden of herbal delights [videorecording] Detroit, MI : DPTV Media, c2002.  Call # DVD 635.7 JER

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