Discussion forums, also called message boards or bulletin boards, are online sites where gardeners post questions or comments and other gardeners respond. You usually need to register to participate.
Cold Climate Gardening - Forums
- Canadian Gardening - Garden Talk
"It's a lively forum about all things gardening--especially gardening in Canada. It's for rookies to seasoned experts, creating gardens from coast to coast to coast."
"Cold Zone Gardens is mainly targeted at the Western Canadian Prairie Province Gardener from Zones 1-3, but folks gardening in similar growing zones from other countries are more than welcome to contribute. Gardening tips, growing tricks and recommendations of plant varieties, garden shops, nurseries and mail order suppliers are heavily encouraged. Because our growing season is so short, (usually less than 110 frost-free days) we can all benefit from the knowledge and experience of those 'in the grow.' "
- GardenWeb: Far North
This is for those in USDA Zones 1, 2, and 3.
This is for those in USDA Zones 1, 2, and 3.
- GardenWeb: New England Gardening Forum
Right. You got it. This is a discussion forum for people gardening in New England.
- GardenWeb: Northern Gardening
This forum is for all those "gardening in areas where growing seasons are shorter and winters are colder than 'garden-book' normal."
- GardenWeb: Rocky Mountain Gardening Forum
Obviously, if you live in the Rocky Mountains, this is the discussion forum for you.
- Midwestern Gardening Forum on GardenWeb
Not all the gardeners in this forum will be cold climate gardeners, but they're all from the Midwest.
- Northern Gardening Forums
Terry L. Yockey's website (see online information) sports a discussion forum run by her son.
"This group is tailored for people living in Canada and other cold and short season countries. In this group we will talk about gardening in short season areas,winter interest plants, growing tender perennials and ways to grow plants that normally do not grow in our area (pushing a zone 5 garden to a zone 6 garden, etc). We will also trade seeds from cold hardy gardens and varieties suited for short seasons, ways to extend your growing season and many other things , so if you live and garden in Canada or other cold parts of the world join the group and share your knowledge, problems, solutions and gardening experiences with all of us so that we may learn how better to garden in this climate we call home."
- Yahoo : Latitude 48 Gardening
This is not limited to cold climate gardeners, but "to all those who are into vegetable and flower gardening, etc., and who live at, above or below latitude 48 around the world. This is a site dedicated to gardening in the microclimes, maritimes, mountains, plains that share the low light conditions that prevail at the 48th parallel and north/south to the poles. We face unique climates and truncated growing seasons thanks to rain, cold, low light and just plain cussed growing conditions. . . . here we will discuss creating year round gardens that will extend our budgets and expand our skills. . . .We will discuss all methods of gardening, varieties that stand up to our particular climates and just about anything" related to gardening.
- Yahoo : Zone 4 Gardening List
"It only seems like a challenge! Zone 4 is a rather loose title for our group--most of us have a 100-day frost-free season, but some of us are closer to Zone 3, while a few are down in the warm climes of Zone 5. We are stretched across the northern part of the globe, from western USA and Canada over to Norway. No matter what kind of gardening you're doing, you can find good advice from people experienced in gardening in a cold climate. Because the surest way to a successful garden is to develop the finest soil possible, we prefer not to discuss the use of chemicals, which can harm the soil in the long run. With our short growing season, we need all the knowledge and skill we can attain to be the best gardeners possible. But once you've learned to garden well in Zone 4, you're among the finest gardeners in the world! When you join our list, you also have access to the many messages in our searchable archives, comprising a wealth of gardening information for our climate."
In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don't miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.