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Guides

Award Winning Gardening Books
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jun 26, 2017
book awards to notable works in the field.
Basic Horticulture
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 25, 2017
This guide will be useful for finding information about basic horticulture.
Beekeeping
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated May 4, 2017
Information sources on beekeeping
Tags: apiary, beekeeping, bees, pollination, pollinators
Begonias
by Janet Evans, Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 22, 2016
Use this guide to learn about begonias.
Botanist's Book Shelf
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated May 4, 2017
This guide is a list of “good reads” – books and essay recommendations from botanists to students and adult learners.
Coleus
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Oct 20, 2013
This guide will be useful in finding information about coleus.
Compost
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
Container Gardens
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jun 21, 2017
This guide will be useful in finding information about creating and maintaining container gardens, including how to choose containers and pots, and the ideal plants for them.
Curricula for School Gardening
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated May 9, 2017
The following resources list curricula and training opportunities to help educators realize the benefits of school gardening.
Dahlias: History and Care
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 13, 2015
Information on the history and care of dahlias.
Deer in the Garden
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Aug 15, 2016
This guide will be useful in finding information about making your garden less inviting to deer.
Drinks from the Garden
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
This guide covers what to plant and how to use your harvest to make teas, beer, and other home brews. Also includes the histories of these beverages.
Food Gardening
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated May 9, 2017
This resource guide will be useful in finding information about growing fruits, vegetables, and other food in your garden.
Garden Ecology for Children
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 18, 2016
A guide for parents and teachers on finding information about introducing children to nature through gardening.
Garden Photography
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jun 25, 2015
This guide will be useful in finding information about photographing gardens, plants, and flowers.
Gardening When It Counts: Gardening in Times of Hardship and Need
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Apr 17, 2017
Historic and contemporary resources about gardening in times of hardship and need, including wartime gardens.
Gardening with Children
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Oct 10, 2016
This guide will help locate resources on gardening and children. It will also help in finding grant information for a classroom garden program.
Gardens of the Jazz Age
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Sep 19, 2016
Information on 1920s-1940s popular garden designs, gardens, and the people responsible for them, with a focus on the Philadelphia area.
Green Roofs
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 12, 2015
This guide will be useful in finding information about green roofs and how to create them.
Herbs
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
Your resource for growing, using, and saving herbs
Horticultural Therapy
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 12, 2015
Indoor Gardening
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 22, 2016
This resource guide will be useful in finding information about houseplants and indoor gardening.
Movies With Plant and Gardening Themes
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Apr 24, 2017
Native Plants of Pennsylvania
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated May 9, 2017
This guide will be useful for finding information about plants native to Pennsylvania.
Orchids
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jun 21, 2017
a subject guide to growing and learning about Orchids
Organic Lawn Care
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Aug 22, 2016
This guide will be useful for finding information about caring for your lawn organically.
Ornamental Woody Plants
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 13, 2015
This resource guide was created for the Barnes Foundation's Arboretum School, and is a useful overview for cultivating ornamental woody plants.
Pets and Plants
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
Everything you need to know about keeping and caring for your pets and plants
Philadelphia Gardening Guide
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jun 22, 2017
Use this guide to learn where to buy plants, what to grow, how to connect with other gardeners and where to learn more.
PHS Headquarters Plant List
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Oct 10, 2017
Ever wonder what is planted in front of PHS? This subject guide will provide information on the plants currently planted in and around PHS. PHS Project Manager Sam Keitch designs and plant these attractive displays.
PHS McLean Library's Digital Collections
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated May 9, 2017
Use this guide to learn about and to access the library's digital collections.
Plant Propagation and Grafting
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
Resources for growing plants from seeds, cuttings, bulbs, and other plant parts.
Pollinators
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
This guide will teach you about the importance of pollinators and how to create a pollinator friendly garden. In this guide, we're talking about the birds and the bees (and the butterflies).
Pressed Flowers
by Janet Evans, Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 15, 2016
Use this guide to find resources on the art and craft of pressing flowers.
Rain Gardens
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Apr 26, 2017
This guide will be useful for finding information about why rain gardens are important and how to reduce water runoff by creating a rain garden.
Schoolyard Habitat Gardening
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Apr 19, 2016
This guide will be useful in finding information about creating schoolyard habitat gardens and garden learning activities.
Seeds
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
From planting to storing, this guide will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about seeds.
Terrariums
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 12, 2015
Topiary
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 13, 2015
Information about creating and maintaining topiary.
Trees
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Jun 21, 2017
This resource guide will be useful for finding information about trees, especially those in urban areas.
Trees: Pruning
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Aug 19, 2015
Information about how to prune trees to develop their strength, beauty, and health.
Urban Gardener: Gardening in Small Spaces
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Apr 25, 2017
This subject guide will be useful in finding information about gardening in a small space, both indoors and outdoors.
Urban Trees
by Aska Gardener - Last Updated Feb 13, 2015
This resource will be useful in finding information about choosing, planting, and caring for urban trees.
 
 
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