Growing Guides

Looking for the perfect plant?

Selecting the appropriate plants for the garden depends on a variety of factors. We recommend starting with a few plants and adding new ones each year slowly, so that gardeners can learn the specific needs of each species.

Consider the following questions:

– What are the site conditions? (Sun/Shade, Moisture, etc)

– What are your goals for gardening?

– How tall and wide a space are you filling?

The best plant is one that is adaptive to site conditions while meeting your goals for gardening.

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Use the following Cornell Guides to help with selection:

Vegetable Growing Guides

Flower Growing Guides

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Cornell Herbaceous Perennials Database

Annual Flower Research from Bluegrass Lane

Woody Plants Database

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