May 2002

Do you know what tree has been banned in several U.S. cities? Is there an upcoming garden show coming to your town? What can you plant successfully in your area of the country? abc xyz gives you the answers!

This site begins with the GardenWeb Forum. In this section you can e-mail questions regarding plant care and landscaping and have it answered by anyone of the thousands of other users. (By the way, the Mulberry tree has been banned in Tucson, Albuquerque, and El Paso because it is highly allergenic and has very invasive roots.)

Other sections include:

  • Hortiplex: where to go for color pictures of different plants (great for class projects!)
  • The Garden Bazaar: garden-related businesses, including books
  • The Calendar: garden related events located locally or world-wide
  • Glossary of Botanical Terms: over 4000 distinct entries
  • Sesbania.s Gardening Tips: easy to understand articles for new gardeners
  • GardenWeb Europe: most content available in 5 languages besides English

The avid gardener will love abc xyz ; the hobbyist and researcher will not be disappointed either. The different categories are all useful, informative, colorful and fun. Now is the perfect time to think about gardening. Check out the abc xyz for a breath of Spring air!

Reviewer: Elizabeth Lady., FIDM Library Staff Member