Gardening by the Book
How often do gardening questions come up at your house? Where do you go to get advice? I try to answer as many questions myself as I can that come my way. I will refer followers to experts if the question is beyond my scope.
Many gardeners turn to the internet to get their questions answered. Even if you choose to use the internet, where do you start?
Most advice you will find is general solutions for common problems. That’s great, but what if need more specific advice for your region?
Start with your County Cooperative Extension office for questions on gardening for your immediate area. These offices are part of their State Universities so they can offer solutions to most problems over the phone. This is where I received most of my training through the Master Gardener Program.
I also took courses at local Botanical Gardens and Horticultural Societies and Institutes.
But you know where I turn when I need quick answers? I go to my home library.
I admit I am a book nerd and own many gardening books. I even give them for gifts. Instead of me recommending a specific book, let me suggest a website where no matter where you live, you will find the perfect book to buy or gift.
State by State Gardening. has so many titles worth investigating for yourself.
Let me know what you find to call your new reference book buddy!
I received no compensation from State by State Gardening for this endorsement. All opinions are my own.