WEB RESOURCES FOR GARDENING INFORMATION www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic Clemson’s Home & Garden Information Center. Fact sheets for: o o o o Landscape, Garden & Indoor Plants Insects, Diseases & Other Problems Food Safety, Nutrition, Physical Activity & Health Shorelines, Stormwater, Ponds & Other Water Topics www.clemson.edu/cy/plants Carolina Yards Plant Database. Contains information on almost 300 plants suited to growing in South Carolina. Plants were selected with the principles of environmental landscape design in mind. Search by plant name, region, type of plant or photo or search the plant data base using dropdown menus including region, South Carolina native plants, types of plants, light requirements, soil requirements, soil pH requirements, moisture requirements, salt tolerance, deterring or attracting animals, and plants used in stormwater management practice (like rain gardens). www.e-answers.adec.edu Online resource for research-based information from over 50 land grant universities in the U.S. Users need to be aware that if they are looking at horticultural information from universities that are not in the same USDA Hardiness Zone as the South Carolina Midlands, Zone 8a (http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/phzmweb/interactivemap.aspx), the information they find may need to be adjusted for this zone. http://www.plantanative.com/what-should-i-plant.html Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants. This site does contain some advertising for his book of the same name, but there’s also an interactive map that provides native plant information for various parts of the country. The categories are: o o o o o Shade and Specimen Trees Shrubs and Understory Tree Conifers Vines Streamside Plants o o o o o Ground Covers Herbaceous Perennials for Dry Sites Herbaceous Perennials for Moist Sites Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes Ferns www.scnps.org Web page for the South Carolina Native Plant Society. Through the Education option (menu on the top of the page) users can submit pictures and request plant identification for plants growing in the wild (not house or nursery plants). www.weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/weedid.htm The University of Illinois weed identification page. There’s a photo gallery and a section where users can use the characteristics of a plant to help identify it. www.clemson.edu/extension/county Locate Clemson Extension offices for each county in South Carolina by clicking on the SC state map or by selecting the county’s name from the column on the left of the page. Extension offices will take soil samples for analysis and plant samples for identification. Samples are sent to Clemson University and reports are returned to the requestor. o www.clemson.edu/extension/county/lexington Upcoming events, links to staff names and phone extensions and more. o Address: 605 West Main Street, Ste. 109, Lexington, SC 29072 o Phone: 803-359-8515 o Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. o www.clemson.edu/extension/county/richland Upcoming events, links to staff names and more. o Address: 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229 o Phone: 803-865-1216 o Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.