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Botany for GardenersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian CaponTimber PressAll; 1
Living With Plants: A Guide to Practical BotanyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Donna N. Schumann, Elwood B. Ehrle, and Richard W. PippenMad River PressAll; 1
Glossary of Vital Terms for the Home GardenerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Robert E. GoughThe Haworth PressAll; 1
Plant BiologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Thomas L. Rost, Michael G. Barbour, C. Ralph Stocking, and Terence M. MurphyWadsworthAll; 1
Botany: An Introduction to Plant BiologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
James D. MausethJones & Bartlett PublishersAll; 1
The Biology of Horticulture, An Introductory TextbookUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
John E. Preece and Paul E ReadJohn Wiley and SonsAll; 1
Horticulture: Principles and PracticeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
George AcquaahPrentice HallAll; 1
Practical HorticultureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Laura Williams Rice and Robert P. RicePrentice HallAll; 1
The Private Life of PlantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
David AttenboroughPrinceton University PressAll; 1
Sex In Your GardenUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Angela OveryFulcrum PublishingAll; 1
Garden Terms: Vegetative Plant Morphology — Stems, Leaves, and RootsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/ec1259/build/ec1259.pdfAnne M StreichUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension All; 1
Garden Terms: Reproductive Plant Morphology — Seeds, Flowers, and FruitsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/ec1257/build/ec1257.pdfAnne M StreichUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension All; 1
Garden Terms: Plant ClassificationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/ec1258/build/ec1258.pdfAnne M StreichUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension All; 1
Cactus SurvivalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.cactusmuseum.com/survival.aspCactus MuseumAll; 1
Types of PhotosynthesisUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://wc.pima.edu/Bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/plants_photosynthesis.htmPima Community CollegeAll; 1
Heat Zone MapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.ahs.org/publications/heat_zone_map.htmAmerican Horticultural SocietyAll; 1
Climate zonesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.sunset.com/garden/climate-zonesSunset magazineAll; 1
Start with the SoilUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Grace GershunyRodale PressAll; 2; 7
Secrets to Great SoilUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Elizabeth P. StellStorey Communications, IncAll; 2; 7
Soil Science SimplifiedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Helmut Kohnke and D. P. FranzmeierWaveland PressAll; 2
Soil Education Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://soils.usda.gov/educationUSDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceAll; 2
Web Soil Survey Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/appUSDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceAll; 2
Published Soil Surveys for Indiana Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://soils.usda.gov/survey/printed_surveys/state.asp?state=Indiana&abbr=INUSDA National Resources Conservation ServiceAll; 2
Building Soils For Better CropsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
download here (free but large) or purchase bookFred Magdoff and Harold van EsSustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)All; 2
Certified Soil Testing Laboratories Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.ag.purdue.edu/agry/extension/Pages/soil-testing-labs.aspxPurdue Agronomy ExtensionAll; 2; 6
Collecting Soil Samples for Testing Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-71-WMichael N. Dana and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 6
Green Manure Cover Crops for MinnesotaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/components/M1228.pdfJill MacKensieUniversity of Minnesota Extension All; 2
Overview of Cover Crops and Green ManureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Order publication herePreston SullivanNational Sustainable Agriculture Information ServiceAll; 2
Landscape Plants for Shady Areas Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-222-WMichael N. Dana and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 5; 9; 10
Landscape Plants for Areas with Full Sun Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-223-WMichael N. Dana and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 5; 9; 10
Landscape Plants for Acid Soils Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-224-WMichael N. Dana and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 5; 9; 10
Landscape Plants for Sandy SoilsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-225-WMichael N. Dana and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 5; 9; 10
Landscape Plants for Moist to Slightly Moist Areas Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-226-WMichael N. Dana and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 5; 9; 10
Landscape Plants for Wet Areas Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-227-WMichael N. Dana and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 5; 9; 10
Trees and Shrubs for Clay SoilUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h408claysoil.htmlBeth R. JarvisUniversity of Minnesota Extension All; 2
Container and Raised Bed Gardening Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=HO-200-WB. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 2; 7; 13
Iron Chlorosis of Trees and Shrubs Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=bp-27-WPaul C. PecknoldPurdue Extension All; 2; 16
Iron Chlorosis on TreesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.hfrr.k-state.edu/DesktopModules/ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentID=1649Kansas State Research and ExtensionAll; 2
Lead in the Home Garden and Urban Soil EnvironmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG2543.htmlCarl J. RosenUniversity of Minnesota Extension All; 2
Jesse Saylor’s Plants Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://saylorplants.com/Jesse SaylorMichigan State UniversityAll; 3
Pronunciation Guide for Plants Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.taunton.com/finegardening/pguide/pronunciation-guide-to-botanical-latin.aspxFine GardeningAll; 3
UConn Plant Database of Trees, Shrubs, and Vines Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plantsMark H. BrandUniversity of ConnecticutAll; 3; 10
Dictionary of Plant NamesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allen J. CoombesTimber PressAll; 3
A Gardener’s Handbook of Plant Names, Their Meanings and OriginsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
A. W. SmithDover PublicationsAll; 3
Stearn’s Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners: A Handbook on the Origin and Meaning of the Botanical Names of Some Cultivated PlantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
William StearnTimber PressAll; 3
PLANTS Database Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://plants.usda.govUSDA National Resources Conservation ServiceAll; 3
Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) Taxonomy for Plants Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/queries.plUSDA Agricultural Research Service National Germplasm Resources LaboratoryAll; 3
Flora of North America Project Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1Missouri Botanical Garden & Harvard University HerbariaAll; 3
How to Identify Flowering Plant FamiliesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
John P. BaumgardtTimber PressAll; 3; 5
Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated GlossaryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf HarrisSpring Lake PublishingAll; 3; 5
The Tree Identification Book Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
George W.D. SymondsHarperAll; 3; 5
The Shrub Identification BookUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
George W.D. SymondsHarperAll; 3; 5
Key to Common Woody Landscape Plants in the Midwest Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Benton M. Stidd and Robert D. HenryStipes PublishingAll; 3; 5
Illustrated Guide to Trees and Shrubs: A Handbook of the Woody Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent CanadaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Arthur Harmount GravesDover PublicationsAll; 3; 5
Grolier’s Field Guide to North American TreesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Thomas S. EliasGrolierAll; 3; 5; 10
Trees of Indiana (CD)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
order hereSally Weeks and George ParkerPurdue Extension All; 3; 5
Native Trees of the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping UseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sally Weeks, Harmon Weeks, and George ParkerPurdue University PressAll; 3; 5; 10
Shrubs of Indiana: Their Identification and Uses (CD)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
order hereSally Weeks and George ParkerPurdue Extension All; 3; 5
Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
William M. HarlowDover PublicationsAll; 3; 5
Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lawrence NewcombLittle, Brown and CompanyAll; 3; 5
Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on Their Identification, Culture, and Garden AttributesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allan M. ArmitageStipes PublishingAll; 3; 5; 9
Tallgrass Prairie WildflowersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Doug LaddFalconAll; 3; 5
Weeds of the NortheastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Richard H. Uva, Joseph C. Neal, and Joseph M. Di TomasoComstock Publishing (Cornell University Press)All; 3; 11; 20
Weeds of the North Central States Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
view here, also available as bookNorth Central Regional Research Publication University of Illinois Extension All; 3; 11; 20
Searching the Internet Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.sldirectory.com/search.htmlResources for School LibrariansAll; 4
Internet Searching Tools Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtoolsLenn and Dixie Hannon Library, Southern Oregon UniversityAll; 4
Tips for Searching the Web Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://searchenginez.com/tutorial.htmlSearchEngineZAll; 4
Ohioline - Ohio State UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://ohioline.osu.eduOhio State University ExtensionAll; 4; 21
Hort Corner - University of IllinoisUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hortUniversity of Illinois ExtensionAll; 4; 21
Home Horticulture - University of KentuckyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/HLA/homehort2.htmlUniversity of Kentucky ExtensionAll; 4; 21
Gardening in Michigan - Michigan State UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.migarden.msu.edu/migarden/homeMichigan State University ExtensionAll; 4; 21
Urban Horticulture - University of WisconsinUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/wihortUniversity of Wisconsin ExtensionAll; 4
Yard and Garden Online - Iowa State UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.yardandgarden.extension.iastate.eduIowa State University ExtensionAll; 4; 21
Disease-resistant Annuals and Perennials in the Landscape Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=ID-414-WJanna Beckerman and B. Rosie LernerPurdue Extension All; 5; 9
Choosing Suitable Trees for Urban and Suburban Sites: Site Evaluation and Species SelectionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/documents/EP310.pdfEdward F. Gilman and Laura SadowskiUniversity of Florida Extension All; 5; 10
Northern Trees Tree Selector Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://orb.at.ufl.edu/TREES/index.htmlUniversity of Florida, Rutgers University, and the U.S. Forest ServiceAll; 5; 10
Recommended Urban Trees Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
click here for site assessment checklist and plant listsCornell University Urban Horticulture InstituteAll; 5; 10
Plant Facts Search - Ohio State UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://plantfacts.osu.edu/PlantOhio State UniversityAll; 5; 9; 10
PlantFinderUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinderKemper Center for Home GardeningMissouri Botanic GardenAll; 5; 9; 10
Illinois Best Plants Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.bestplants.orgChicago Botanic GardenAll; 5; 10
UI Plants - University of IllinoisUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://woodyplants.nres.uiuc.eduGary J. Kling, Christopher P. Lindsey, Mark E. Zampardo, Laura L Hayden, and Christopher P. LindseyUniversity of IllinoisAll; 5; 10
Selection Guide - Morton Arboretum, IllinoisUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
click here - Selection Guide is located in upper left of pageMorton ArboretumAll; 5
Plant Elements of Design: A Plant Selection Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.sustland.umn.edu/plant/plantdata.aspUniversity of Minnesota ExtensionAll; 5
Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest United States Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.midwestlandscapeplants.orgWilliam A. HochUniversity of Wisconsin ExtensionAll; 5; 10
Xeriscape Gardening: Water Conservation for the American LandscapeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Connie L. Ellefson, Thomas L. Stephens, and Doug WelshMacMillanAll; 5; 7
Xeriscape: A Guide to Developing a Water-Wise LandscapeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.marex.uga.edu/advisory/Library/CSCPpdfs/Xeriscape.pdfGary L. Wade, James T. Midcap, Kim D. Coder, Gil Landry, Anthony W. Tyson, and Neal Weatherly, JrUniversity of Georgia Extension All; 5; 7
Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and PetsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.vet.purdue.edu/toxic/cover1.htmRebecca J. Goetz, Thomas N. Jordan, John W. McCain, and Nancy Y. SuPurdue ExtensionAll; 5
A Guide to Poisonous and Non-Poisonous Plants in IndianaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://iuhealth.org/images/met-doc-upl/plant-guide.pdfIndiana Poison CenterAll; 5
Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.inpaws.orgIndiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) All; 5
Plant Information Online Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
click here to find mail-order sources of plantsUniversity of Minnesota and Minnesota Landscape ArboretumAll; 5; 9; 10
The Natural Heritage of IndianaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Marion T. Jackson, ed. Indiana University PressAll; 5
Field Guide to Indiana WildflowersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Kay YatskievychIndiana University PressAll; 5
Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Urban and Rural America: A Planting Design Manual for Environmental DesignersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Gary HightshoeJohn Wiley and SonsAll; 2; 5; 10
Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and CanadaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
William CullinaHoughton MifflinAll; 5
Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody PlantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
William CullinaHoughton MifflinAll; 5; 8; 10
Go Native! Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers in the Lower MidwestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Carolyn HarstadIndiana University PressAll; 5
Gardening with Native Wild FlowersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Samuel B. Jones, Jr. and Leonard E. FooteTimber PressAll; 5
Prairie Establishment and Landscaping Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://dnr.state.il.us/conservation/naturalheritage/prairie/table.htmWilliam E. McClainDivision of Natural Heritage, Illinois Department of Natural ResourcesAll; 5
Noxious and Invasive Weeds and The Weed Laws in IndianaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://www.btny.purdue.edu/weedscience/2005/weedlaw05.pdfGlenn NicePurdue Extension Weed ScienceAll; 5; 20
Kudzu in IndianaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
http://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=WS-30-WGlenn Nice, Peggy Sellers, Bill Johnson, and Tom BaumanPurdue Extension All; 5
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