Helpful Sites

  • Environment

  • Fall Garden Preparation

  • Gardens to Visit

  • Genetic Engineering

  • Helpful Sites

  • Horticulture

    • A Way to Garden: Garden writer Margaret Roach’s site includes organic inspiration and monthly chores.
    • Colleen Plimpton Gardening: Be sure to sign up for her great monthly newsletter for CT gardeners…it’s full of helpful reminders about what to do when.
    • USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map: A good tool from the US Department of Agriculture.
    • USDA PLANTS database: The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
    • PlantsWise by Tovah Martin: A blog by Tovah Martin, NOFA Organic Land Care professional.
    • AHS Heat Zone Map: A good tool from the American Horticultural Society.
    • Invasive Plant Atlas: A comprehensive database of invasive & potentially invasive plants in New England that is continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers.
    • Garden Education Center: The Garden Education Center of Greenwich is dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events.
    • UConn Home & Garden Education Center: The UConn “ladybug site” features home & garden fact sheets and a new article every week.
  • Local Links

    • Norwalk Land Trust: The Norwalk Land Trust seeks to balance nature and development by acquiring land and preserving it in its natural state for the benefit of Norwalk residents and future generations.
    • Rowayton Library: Public library located at 33 Highland Avenue
    • Rowayton Arts Center: For more than 50 years, the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) has been a community cultural hub providing an accessible environment for the exchange of arts-related ideas.
    • Rowayton Civic Association: The mission of the Rowayton Civic Association is to enrich the lives of Rowayton residents and neighbors through providing cultural programs, educational events and supporting local community initiatives.
    • Rowayton Historical Society: The mission of the Rowayton Historical Society is to provide opportunities to discover and appreciate the history of Rowayton and its relationship with neighboring communities.
    • Rowayton Parents Exchange: The Rowayton Parents Exchange is an association of parents with new babies and pre-school age children that was formed to welcome new parents into our community.
    • Shakespeare on the Sound: Shakespeare on the Sound is committed to producing affordable, professional open-air productions of the plays of William Shakespeare and related authors at Pinkney Park and other venues in Fairfield County..
  • Organizations

    • Pesticide-Free New Canaan: A growing group of parents and New Canaan neighbors who are concerned about the negative health effects of lawn pesticides on families, pets, and water supply.
    • American Horticultural Society: Through its educational programs, awards, and publications, the AHS connects people to gardening to help raise awareness of earth-friendly gardening practices, introduces children to plants, brings together leaders to address important national issues, an
    • Connecticut Botanical Society: Most useful are the complete listings of CT native plants that are searchable by color as well as type..
    • Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut: Gardening resources and links to Connecticut garden clubs.
    • National Garden Clubs: Overall, NGC promotes the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility and helps coordinate the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Pollinators in Danger

  • Seasonal Chores

  • Sources

    • Broken Arrow Nursery: Growers of rare and unusual plants in Hamden, CT.
    • Fairfield Green Food Guide: The guide to farmers markets throughout the county.
    • Sam Bridge Garden Center: Family nursery and greenhouses in Greenwich CT
    • Annie's Heirloom Seeds: “Only Heirloom Varieties – No Hybrids – No GMOs – Family Owned and Operated”
    • W. Atlee Burpee & Company: Burpee takes great pride and care in supplying safe seeds to itscustomers. All seeds sold under the Burpee name are never chemically treated, making them well-suited for sustainable gardens. None of Burpee’s seed varieties are GMO.
    • G and G: The largest floral supplier in the northeast whose inventory includes a wide range of silk flowers, crystal garlands, fake butterflies, decorative feathers and other wholesale floral supplies, including baskets, vases and more.
    • High Mowing Organic Seed: Committed to developing and selling non-GMO seeds, High Meadow supports “agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.”
    • Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies is a trusted source for well-edited floral, garden and decorative products.
    • Johnny's Selected Seeds: 100% employee-owned company in Maine that is a source of high-quality seeds of all sorts.
    • Scheepers Kitchen Garden: International and heirloom vegetable and culinary herb seeds for the kitchen gardener.
    • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. The company has become a tool to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage.
    • Save on Crafts: From apothecary jars to wood slices, fabulous supplies for parties and home decor.
    • Hudson Valley Seed Library: A source for heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds and beautiful garden-themed contemporary art. On our site, you’ll find photos and artwork that stoke your horticultural imagination–along with tips to make your garden dreams a reality.
    • Seed Savers Exchange: Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, its members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.
    • Seeds of Change: Organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, tools & supplies plus a learning center.
    • Select Seeds: A fabulous selection of unique, high-quality flower seeds and plants, specializing in old-fashioned fragrant varieties, flowering vines, and rare cottage garden annuals.
    • Terrain: Situated in a luxurious indoor-outdoor environment, the on-site nursery is flanked by a cafe and garden terrace, providing all sorts of garden and plant supplies and inspirations.
    • White Flower Farm: A family-owned mail-order nursery located in Litchfield, CT.