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Home Horticulture Resources from the UVM Extension Master Gardener Program and Beyond

General Home Gardening

National Extension websites that provide science-based solutions for garden pests, weeds, disease problems, plant/insect i.d.


Composting General

Composting Factsheets

Vermont State Government

Vermont Non-Profit

Vermont Commercial

Compost Bins

Educational Outreach Materials, Workshops & Videos

Flowers - Annuals & Perennials

Fruits (All)

Herbs - Growing & Using


UVM Extension Master Gardener Judy Mirro - Houseplant Hero videos

Indoor Plant Insects - University of Maryland

Indoor Plant Diseases - University of Maryland

Selection & Care of Indoor Plants - University of Maryland

Diagnose Indoor Plant Problems - University of Maryland



Native Plants

Pesticides & Integrated Pest Management

Plant Starts, Seeds & Sales

Regarding free seeds, starter plants, assistance with home gardening grants, etc.  – the Vermont Community Garden Network collaborates with another agency called Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity on organizing a free plant give away in late May. The VCGN calendar also provides information on seed swaps. Here is a phone number you can call to talk with them directly - To reach the VCGN staff, call (802) 861-4769 about the above opportunities.

Plant Sales – Some of the local Master Gardener Chapters host annual plant sales every year early in the season. For more information, please email Deb Heleba @

Poisonous Plants



Soils & Soil Health



Trees & Shrubs




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Featured Resource: Landscape Plants for Vermont

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By Dr. Norman E. Pellett, Horticulturist and Professor Emeritus, UVM, and Dr. Mark C. Starrett, Associate Professor, UVM. Published by University of Vermont Extension. This book is designed to help Vermont residents select trees, shrubs, vines, and woody ground cover plants to serve their landscape needs and interests. New to this edition are the latest varieties of azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, and crabapples. Highlights multi-season plants, wet/dry soil tolerant plants, salt tolerant plants, deer-resistant and susceptible plants, and poisonous plants. Winner of the 2003 American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Publication Award! $19.95 ea. (includes shipping & handling). Order Your Copy here.

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