The internet is full of horticulture information – some good and some not. Below are some of our favorite sources of information and knowledge.
Simplyscapes - Landscape Design Software
Simplyscapes makes landscape design easy for anyone. Using our online landscape design tools, homeowners and professionals can collaborate and quickly create a design that works. Select the best plants for your location and lifestyle. Create a top-down architectural design using our online 2D CAD software. Visualize your future garden using our photo-based designer and plant library. With Simplyscapes, you can have the home of your deams.
Dallas Public Library – Grow With Us Series: Smarter Gardening Through Technology
Caring for plants can be challenging to gardeners of all levels. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to succeed at gardening, thanks to the exciting new partnership of the Dallas County Master Gardeners and PlantTAGG, the most advanced mobile web app in plant care. Learn about the Master Gardener program’s mission to educate the public about the best horticultural practice from Cynthia Jones, former President of the Dallas County Master Gardener Association, and meet the founder and CEO of PlantTAGG, Andrew Levi. Our work together will revolutionize how gardeners learn about plants and their care using cutting-edge mobile technologies and attract a new demographic of gardeners to the wonder of plants. Grow with Us is a series of online sessions from the Dallas Public Library – Seed Library and Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability hosting expert speakers to share practical, informative, and inspirational information about growing and urban agriculture in Dallas.
Inviting Nature Back Home – By Janet D. Smith
A complete Guide to Updating Your Landscape for Birds, Bees and Butterflies authored by Janet D. Smith – Dallas County Master Gardener, Master Naturalist – North Texas Chapter
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center uses native plants to restore and create sustainable, beautiful landscapes. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through our gardens, research, education, consulting and outreach programs.
Native Plant Society of Texas
The Native Plant Society of Texas wants to protect our state’s native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. We are a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, sponsoring educational programs, workshops, demonstration gardens, and many other types of projects.
Texas A&M Soil Testing
Soil testing services to better help you understand your planting conditions and how to properly supplement your soil’s chemistry for successful plant growth.
A popular Texas horticulture expert and personality. Neil’s newsletter is worth signing up for and his books on Texas Gardening (first editions known as ‘The Boot Book’) are a must-have for Texas gardeners.
Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park
Our 7.5-acre organic garden features native and adapted plants. Inside, our two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium transports you to a tropical rainforest, complete with hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies!
Located in Dallas’ historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Family festivals, workshops, free admission days, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers® student education program introduce children and adults to a natural outdoor learning experience.
The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, enjoyment, and knowledge of horticulture while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management, and fiscal responsibility.
A wealth of Texas horticulture information by Texas A&M AgriLife including fruit, nut & vegetable resources, ornamental plant production, Texas Superstar® plants, Earth-Kind® Landscaping, Viticulture & Enology and the Texas Master Gardener™ program site. This site also lists horticulture-related news, upcoming events, and online courses available.
US Department of Agriculture Plants Database
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
USDA Web Soil Survey
An interactive system for understanding chemistry and topographic information about soil across the US.