This page is a parking space for reference material I use often, plant sources, and other links and such.
General botanical references:
Recommended plant and seed sources from the NC Botanical Garden is a large list of great vendors.
Local gardens to visit:
- Chatham Mills Pollinator Garden
- Coker Arboretum
- J.C. Raulston Arboretum
- Margaret Reid Native Plant Garden, 1439 Dixie Trail in Raleigh. Contact the North Carolina Native Plant Society to visit (www.ncwildflower.org). Interested groups may also schedule visits by contacting the Triangle Land Conservancy
- NC Botanical Garden
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens, especially the H.L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants
Apps and software:
- http://suncalc.net “shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location”. Neat little app; click on your location, and then play with the time slider at the top to get a feel of what it shows.
Butterflies and caterpillars: