I go months without finding a single new gardening resource, and then learn of two within twenty-four hours! I’ll let Jim, of Northscaping explain his website in his own words:
This web site is the answer, for myself and for all of you who enjoy the pleasure of living in the great north, and who dare to try and create an outdoor paradise that will compete hands down with any of those you have seen in your trips to Georgia or California, or any of those in the pictures you simply drool over. I have spent countless hours of thorough research putting together the real facts about northern gardening and landscaping, sorting through the mass of information to tell you the real story in a simple manner that you can use. The result is a compilation of principled techniques, hints and downright specific information for the northern gardener and landscaper, all rolled together into a single source.
What you’ll find is hundreds of articles in the Info Zone, an oft-visited discussion forum,
a plant database that only has plants hardy to Zone 5 and colder–and a lot of other cool features. The only thing I found that I was less than thrilled with was the interactive climate map. Whether I clicked Elmira, Ithaca, or Binghamton, it gave me the climatic information for Syracuse, which isn’t similar enough to be of much help. Ironically, Watertown, which is a much smaller locality, did have its own information. So that was a little frustrating.
If you garden in a cold climate and aren’t yet familiar with this site, you will probably ask, as I did, “where have you been all my gardening life?” There is such a wealth of information here! It will give you something to read for the rest of the winter.