We’re pleased to suggest these additional internet resources and organization websites to help you get the information you need. We have tried to limit our links to objective sources of information. Be sure to come back and visit us at Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center.
Useful Links for Gardening Questions:
While we will happily help diagnose a plant problem, you might want to consult these online factsheets or hotlines.
Late Blight of Potatoes & Tomatoes – 2009 News Update – Cornell University
Lily Leaf Beetle Management – Tip Sheet – UMass Agricultural Extension
Viburnum Leaf Beetle Management – Cornell University Fact Sheet
Cornell Extension — information for home gardeners.
Fruit Tree Information for Home Orchard Beginners – Ward’s Fruit Tree Source
Ohio State University has extensive Factsheets that will often apply to gardening in the Berkshires.
Ward’s supports these resources due to their assistance to Berkshire gardeners and the environment.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Berkshire Grown – Supporting Local Food and Farms since 1985-
Center for Ecological Technology – Pittsfield & Northampton, Mass.
Landis Arboretum: A Showcase of Woody Plants in their Natural State
Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners
American Orchid Society
One of the most useful resources from the American Orchid Society are the culture sheets for the most popular cultivated orchid genera and miscellaneous other topics.
You’ll find them easy to print and use.
This link will take you there. Just click on ‘Orchid Information’ at the top of the homepage.
American Orchid Society Culture Sheets