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knowing your material

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Nitroman, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Nitroman

    Nitroman LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 217

    Anybody have any good web sites I could go to just to look at all types of plants trees exc. to learn the names. :confused:
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    you can check out the Horticulture programs website here @ uconn. they offer a large plant database where you can search or browse by name (scientific or common).

  3. Zach76

    Zach76 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

  4. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    Russ, you might be shocking the kid with Bruno's website!

    It's been a while since I've looked at it, but there's a lot of info on it. (I'm talking about the Purdue site, for those that don't know) There are literally thousands of links to many sources of information. Much of it is scientific research, IIRC, but there is some there that is in "laymens" terms...

    If you want books (I know you didn't ask about them, but I'll tell you anyway), anything by Michael Dirr will be a good reference book. Try Manual of Woody Landscape Plants for starters. I like Dirr's style, seems like any time I look something up I usually have to laugh at his comments on whatever it is I'm looking up....


  7. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Just gotta say that the Purdue P.L.A.N.T. site is the best I have found. I think it otta be bookmarked by every member here. The only question I have not found answered there is "What is the best mower?" and it's probably there. LOL

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