The following are other websites that may be of interest….
- Request for a phyto-sanitary inspection: The inspection area has changed and Burnaby office is now doing the Delta run. If people could fill out the 3369 form on the CFIA website at link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/
about-the-cfia/forms-and-and send it to burnabyplanthealth@inspection. publications/forms-catalogue/ form-cfia-acia-3369/eng/ 1445601295813/1445601296610 gc.ca. One of the inspectors there will be in touch to arrange the inspection. If the form causes problems or there are questions, people can call the Burnaby office at 604 292 5640 and an inspector will get back to them.
- Sandy James’ TED Talk on Boulevard Planting: The Transformative Power of Walking
- Identifying Harmful Weeds in Your Garden: https://www.angieslist.com/
articles/identifying-harmful-/ A site that has photos and descriptions of a large variety of weeds weeds-your-garden.htm
Lessen Your Footprint by Learning to Compost: https://blog.avasflowers.net/
learning-to-compostProvides information on how to start a compost
- A Homeowner’s Guide to Composting: www.austinrealestate.com/
homeowners-guide-to-A detailed guide to composting, including worm composting composting.php
- How to start and Make a Compost Pile at Home: https://www.yardcare.life/how-
to-start-make-a-compost-pile-Another blog with details on how to start a compost at-home/
- Dave’s Garden: http://davesgarden.com/ A handy site for looking up plant information, comments from growers, and lists of vendors who carry particular plants: Note that ownership of Dave’s Garden has changed & it appears that this site is no longer updated.
- Information on perennials: http://www.perennials.com/index.html
- APHIS manual: Search before you buy: A searchable list of plants that are prohibited from import from Canada into Point Roberts
- West Coast Seeds: http://www.westcoastseeds.com/
Ladner business that can precertify their seeds for import into Point Roberts. Also sells seed starting supplies
Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/
publicworks/weeds/index.jspUseful information on identifying and controlling noxious and invasive weeds.
- Phoenix Perennials: http://www.phoenixperennials.
com/Richmond nursery that offers a wonderful selection of unusual perennials; will arrange for a phyto-sanitary inspection
- Gardeners Supply Company: http://www.gardeners.com/ US-based company that offers raised bed supplies, seed starting equipment, and a wide variety of other gardening supplies
- Gardens Alive: http://www.gardensalive.com/ An environmentally-responsible source of natural pest control products and specialty fertilizers
- Annie’s Annuals dry shade guide: http://www.anniesannuals.com/
special_pgs/eblasts/110310/A list of plants for dry shade, assembled by a California nursery. email-web.htm
- Improve Your Home Garden: Beginner’s Guide to Earthworms: http://www.improvenet.com/a/beginners-guide-to-earthworms There is some excellent information on earthworms and soil
- Toadshade Wildflower Farm: This is a commercial site, but they say the following: “With over 700,000 plants in our peer-reviewed database and thousands of articles, Since 1971, the mission of the NGA has been to educate, inspire and encourage gardeners.” http://www.toadshade.com/
- Botony Games and Resources for Kids: This is a page on a (United Kingdom) commercial site that has information on plants and botony that children may find interesting. https://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/botany-games-resources
- This lawn and garden insect guide covers topics like the bugs you want to find in your green spaces and how they benefit them specifically, as well as which bugs act as your own personal pest control: http://www.sodgod.com/lawn-
- Roses – several websites you may find useful
- How to Grow Your Own Roses https://www.popularmechanics.
com/home/lawn-garden/how-to// g1162/how-to-start-a-rose- garden
- Roses: Special Considerations When You’re Growing to Sell at Home
- Wondering How to Make Organic Fertilizers for Roses? Here Are 3 Ways
- How to Protect Your Roses in the Winter
- Reproduce and Grow Roses from Cuttings
- How to Grow Roses Indoors