home bookshop feed the hungry   earthly pursuits logo
what's new old book library safe seed pledge  
contact about books about food & recipes  
links I  II   garden tips  
search flower language blether  
  alphabetized flowers     flowers by meaning companion planting  
    click here to make a
"free" contribution to earthly pursuits


When I first started looking for garden related sites on the web in the early 1990's there were very few and those did not have very much information. Today there is an almost overwhelming number of sites dealing with all aspects of gardening and its related arts and sciences. Many of the ideas I wanted to see developed have been. Here are a few to explore.

Links to other interesting sites:  more links

  M.D. Vaden Trees & Landscapes
Certified Arborist / Certified Landscape Technician, provides advice pages on tree care, safe and toxic woods for pet birds, landscape damage from new heat-reflective windows, 12 signs of hazard trees, soil care.

The Gardener's Escape
Escape to your own world ... where it's all about you!  Come visit us to plan your escape today.


Applegate Gardens Ltd.
Garden design services online
including free, ready-made and bespoke packages using 3D software.

Information and Tips on Gardening
Gardening basics to get any gardener off to a good start, including evaluating a site, selecting healthy plants and analyzing the soil. Grow the best vegetable garden you can with ideas on vegetable varieties increasing the harvest from your vegetable garden and organic pest control.

  Dave's Garden An online community of gardeners and the home of the PlantFiles database, Garden Watchdog directory of mail order sources, PlantScout plant finder, a glossary of gardening and botanical terminology, along with discussion forums, free garden journals and many other features created for and by gardeners.

Greenhouses & Gazebos
An independent consumer's guide for product reviews, buying tips and shopping links.

  The Heirloom Vegetable Gardener's Assistant
Articles on heirloom vegetables, links to seed sources and other information.
Do-It-Yourself Building
Materials for Greenhouses and Shade Structures
  Natural Solutions Etc
A one-stop shop for your entire garden pond needs. Including Barley Straw Bundles for pond algae and other natural products.
  Cooking School
Cook Street School of Fine Cooking offers an accelerated Professional Food & Wine Career Program, recreational cooking and wine classes for students of all skill and experience levels.
promotes public events and trade shows in the Home & Garden industry.


  Growing Vegetables on Leeds Allotments (U.K.)
Allotment Diary and information on allotment gardening
  Heirloom Tomatoes
60 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, growing tips, gardening links, and seed saving information.
Tomatoes of the World Mixture!!.....10 Varieties of Heirloom Tomato Seeds from all over the world!!  A real variety of colors, and old fashioned flavors that are not available commercially. 
  Learn About Garden Sheds, Greenhouses, and Arbors
Information on building garden structures such garden sheds, greenhouses, arbors, and trellises from do-it-yourself kits or plans.
  Swings N' Things
The Hammock Source
Complete selection of hammocks, hammock chairs, swings, stands and accessories at sale prices. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Talk with our friendly, knowledgeable Hammock Experts toll-free.
  www.gardenguides.com includes:
    Articles, Tips & Techniques
    Active Discussion Boards
    Guide Sheets for growing flowers, vegetables and herbs
    An Herbal Newsletter
    A Scrapbook where you can post pictures of your garden

1000s of Pond Supplies and complete Pond Kits for Garden Pond, Fish Pond, Koi Pond, Water Garden and Lakes!

Hobby greenhouse kit company offering greenhouses, 100's of photos, reviews, and gardening articles.


information on rope hammocks, island hammocks, chair hammocks, rope and nylon hammocks.

Landscape & garden design London: contemporary solutions for your outdoor space.

  og Organic Gardening.com
The granddaddy of organic gardening information. Books, magazines, online forum, garden problem solver, basics of organic gardening, monthly-to-do by zones and more.  J.I. Rodale (the founder of the original Organic Farming and Gardening Magazine in the 1940's) was the leading American proponent of chemical-free farming and gardening and he is considered the father of the organic movement in the U.S.. I've been reading their magazine for years.
    Herbal website includes:
    Home Page of
A Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve, originally published 1931 
    A hyper-text version of A Modern Herbal, 1931, by Mrs. M. Grieve
    Over 800 varieties of medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic herbs, including economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore.  Shopping,  Articles  Message Board

Emily's Plants green growing gifts
Whether it be a unique gift for special occasions or merely to enhance the decoration of your own home or office, we offer a carefully selected line of beautiful house plants to fit every purpose and taste - from flowering and green plants to desert gardens and tropical house plants. In addition, we have a large selection of garden tools and accessories, as well as many types of containers well suited to container gardening. (Be sure to check out their unique gifts page.)

  Peters Seed and Research
"...a small business that works hard to bring you good non-hybrid seeds and some of the finest and most unique varieties you've ever grown." Located in Oregon. PSR has a variety of unique vegetable seeds particularly adapted to the Pacific Northwest and short season growing areas. Lots of extra early tomatoes. Perennial Grains. Online catalog.
  Grandscapes - Gardening, Landscaping and Garden Design Services (London)
Gardening, landscaping and garden design services based in North London. Provides professional landscape design and construction services and free estimates.
Cooler Bars look like a necktie. Soak them in cool water and wear around your neck or forehead to help you stay cooler or soak in hot water for heat. Also has Animal Cooling Collars & Blankets. Proceeds donated to further environmental research.
Lewis Gardens: Gardening and Perennial Resource
Gardening tips, information and advice on home gardening and the care of perennial plants.
    Articles and tips
    Designs and layouts
    US and Canada Zone Maps
    Plant Library
    Message Board

Gardener's Guide to the Internet with over 6500 links including associations & societies, Community Garden Programs, Extension Offices, Garden Events, Garden Information, Garden Products, Master Gardener Programs, Garden Catalogs, Plants & Seeds and Public Gardens. Also Ask An Expert and The Garden Zone.

A very nicely done website.
    One of the UK's most comprehensive gardening links sites includes:
    Gardener's Homepages
    Gardens to Visit
    Hints and Tips
  Pioneer Thinking
A Canadian natural living internet community covering beauty, health, his space, financial, insurance, crafts, gardening, cooking, home and family, self improvement and more. Articles, recipes, tips and bulletin board.
  Millican Pecan Company
As you've heard it said, Texas pecans are the best tasting pecans you can find. Each year we harvest our pecan orchards to provide you with delicious pecan candy, spiced pecans, roasted pecans, and many more pecan products.
Gardening Information & Shopping Directory

Links, descriptions, and contact info for thousands of gardening companies, mail order catalogs, associations, websites, services, products, events and more.
  The Sprit of Gardening @ gardendigest.com
Quotations, Poetry, and History for Gardeners and Lovers of the Green Way

Discount Gardening Supplies
Large gardening directory with fountains, home address markers, fertilizer and tons of gardening information to help you garden.

  Belsize Landscapes (London UK)
Founded in 1742 as builders of fortified mansions and castles. Award winning Garden Design and Construction. Designers, Landscapers and Builders. patios, decking, tree houses, play houses, wendy houses, play areas, pathways and driveways
Links to lots of flower related sites.

earth designs
A garden design and build company operating in London and Essex.


The Bonsai Supply Superstore - Dallas Bonsai Gardens
Dallas Bonsai Garden offers a complete line of Japanese bonsai supplies at unbeatable prices. They offer bonsai tools, pots, soils, chinese figurines like mud men, bonsai books, instructional videos, Japanese bonsai picture books and magazines. They are the best source for all your bonsai needs.

  Bali Bintang Art Gallery
Online store of Bali Products, Garden/Outdoor Furniture, Bali Statues, Bali Wood Carving, Bali Batik, Bali Batik Painting and Bali Handicraft

Plan Finder.com
Build your own garden shed with our easy to follow affordable shed plans and free Construction Guide.

Wall fountains add a calming effect to your home or garden environment with the tranquil, soothing sound of waterfalls

Garden Builders - UK
Landscape garden design & Decking
Garden Builders of London are specialists in landscape design of gardens and roof terraces, timber decking, ponds and water features.

Offers a community of people who find and discuss interesting gardening-related topics on the web each day. You can also share your own gardening knowledge in the commentary section under each link, or in the general forum.
  Avant-Gardening: Creative Organic Gardening
"You Can Grow" using sustainable organic gardening as a medium for creative expression and spiritual growth
  Garden Architecture - UK
Garden & Outdoor Lighting. Online sales of garden and outdoor lighting. View a vast selection of sculptures by leading UK sculptors also on display at their London showroom.
  The Sensory Garden Project
"Designed to stimulate the senses and provide a haven of peace, a place to chill-out and unwind from the stress of modern living. A garden designed specifically to be 'Positive About Disabled People' and raise funds for people with Multiple Sclerosis."
   "Take a virtual trip around the garden, through different countries, its monthly photo galleries & artwork, explore and discover the plants, birds and wildlife, water features and wind-chimes, as we endeavour to describe the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch of the various areas."
  Wholesale Calla Lily Bulbs - Quality Calla Lilies for Growers and Retail
Pacific Callas is a wholesale supplier of premium quality calla lily bulbs, direct from the world's best calla lily growers on the West Coast of the United States.

Gardens for Beginners
How to select flowers and grow them.

Home Improvement
Home Improvement offers home improvement advice, tips, and

  TheLawnmowerShop.com The Best Online Source for Lawn and Garden Equipment. Tillers, Wood Chippers, Grass Trimmers, and more! Free Shipping to 48 States!

Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans- Offers a variety of decorative and branded ceiling fans along with ceiling fan tips and advice.

Home Decorating
Home Decor: Home Improvement offers home decor advice, tips, and articles

  Garden Sheds For Sale
High quality, affordable sheds which are guaranteed to last. pressure treated quality wood that is guaranteed against rot. Available at Jack’s Garden Store. U.K.

more links

Due to the number of link requests our new link policy is:

relevant garden links only - no casinos, insurance, financials, drugs, etc.
reciprocal link with requesting site - no third party links

please contact me if you would like to submit a link to earthly pursuits.