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The library has an extensive collection of lawn and garden books. In the collection you'll find everything you need to create a healthy lawn or a beautiful flower or vegetable garden.



Related Internet Links

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Home Sites

Better Homes & Gardens Home Improvement Includes a number of relatively detailed guides to common home projects such as plumbing and decks. You can also search the Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia. There is also a small slection of online home plans.

Do-It-Yourself This site has a variety of features that set it apart. For example it has some architectural and building codes. There is also information on building materials such as bricks--it shows how to clean and seal them and much more--and see common mistakes made when replacing a roof.

Home and Garden Television A site very rich in information. It includes gardening as well as decoration ideas, right down to towel colors. Some of the projects even include video clips!

Hometime This site also has project guides but I find them to be more detailed and thus more useful than most sites. For example there is a whole page on cutting drywall. Hometime has shows on both PBS and the Learning Channel . Good Site!

Old House Web Includes stories of restauration, a guide to suppliers, new products, and you can search by keyword for stories on topics that interest you.

Remodel Online Site has hundreds more of tips on a variety of remodeling subjects. Includes gardening as well.

Today's Homeowner Includes 12 categories of advice from adding-on to yard and garden. What they have are the articles from their magazine. For example, one article tells you how to make an old tub surround look new with solid surfacing. This site also has interactive calculators. There are also forums on their topic areas -- so you may be able to ask other people for advice.

Gardening Sites

General Gardening Sites | Gardening Catalogs
Public Gardens Online | Associations

General Gardening Sites

Library card holders also have access to full text gardening magazine articles online through our EBSCO database. Some titles available to you are; Flower & Garden, Organic Gardening, House & Garden, Lawn & Garden Care, Country Journal, Country Living Gardener, Harrowsmith Country Life, Horticulture, House Beautiful, Living, Natural Health, Natural Life, Mother Jones, and Mother Earth News. To use the database, go to the Virtual Reference page at:

Better Homes & Gardens - -This site offers searchable discussion forums for gardeners as well as general gardening tips and information. - - The site includes the Encyclopedia of Plants which can be browsed by common or botanical name and category (bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs, etc.). The site also offers a general description of plants, cultivation and propagation instructions, and information on the different varieties and hybrids.

GardenWeb - -This site is excellent for those trying to locate a specific plant type for the garden. It has contact information for hundreds of nurseries and organizations around the world listed by specialty. The site also has links to garden catalogs, shopping sites, a searchable question and answer archive, links to gardening publications, and much, much more.

Gardening Launch Pad A nice site to find information about particular plant types. The site also has a nice archive of gardening articles.

KinderGARDEN - - A nice site with ideas for getting kids interested in gardening.

The Rose Resource - - Award winning roses (with selected photos) going back to 1940, information about rose use and landscape design, gardening tips, the history of roses, their symbolism and fragrances, and a list of AARS trial gardens.

Virtual Garden - - One of the oldest gardening sites on the Web, Virtual Garden has been created by gardeners for gardeners. It includes the Time-Life Plant Encyclopedia, discussion lists, gardening tips and links to many gardening resources.

The WWW Virtual Library Gardening Links - - This site offers everything the gardener could want. It includes links to general, international and regional gardening sites as well as subject area gardening pages, horticultural sites, plant databases, a calendar of gardening events and discussion lists. It also includes links to societies and associations as well as nurseries and catalogs.

Gardening Catalogs

Cyndi's Catalog of Garden Catalogs - -Your one stop to find all the mail-order gardening catalogs in the US and Canada - almost 1850 of them!

Public Garden Sites

Internet Directory for Botany: Arboreta and Botanical Gardens - -The largest listing of public garden sites on the Web. Nearly 500 gardens, listed by country.

Gardens, Arboreta & Nature Sites of North America - - The most complete Internet available compilation of addresses of publicly accessible gardens, by state or province. There are few links for online garden tours.

Yaddo - The page for local garden located in Saratoga Springs. Includes a history of the property and information about how to become a member.

Gardening Associations

American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta - - Their page states "AABGA's mission is to support North American botanical gardens and arboreta in fulfilling their missions to study, display, and conserve living plant collections for public benefit. This site offers daily virtual garden visits."

American Horticultural Society - - Their page states "The American Horticultural Society (AHS), founded in 1922, is an educational, non-profit, organization that recognizes and promotes excellence in American horticulture. It's mission is to educate and inspire people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners by advancing the art and science of horticulture."

National Gardening Association - - Their page states: "For more than twenty years, the National Gardening Association has been doing two things: helping gardeners and helping people through gardening. Today's National Gardening Association (NGA) is best known for its innovative science education programs, and its garden-related research."

Contact Home & Garden Librarian Maureen DeLaughter

To make suggestions about this site, to report dead links, or for information related to Home & Garden, resources you may contact:
Maureen DeLaughter at:

William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Phone: (518) 458-9274
Fax: (518) 438-0988


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last updated 10/21/09