For gardeners, by gardeners
February 19, 2007 10:47 PM   Subscribe

Dave's Garden is a website where roughly a quarter of a million gardeners and farmers exchange plants and seeds, horticultural tips, photos of produce, and garden diaries. It also offers PlantFiles (an online plant database), Garden Watchdog (a merchant list that aggregates site members' ratings), Garden Bookworm (members rate books), BugFiles (about bugs) and PlantScout (helps you find a nursery that has the plant you want). Dave apparently likes to coin words, as there's also a Gardenology (glossary) and a Botanary.
posted by owhydididoit (11 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Great site, very comprehensive. I've bookmarked it for when my garden re-awakens this spring.
posted by amyms at 11:04 PM on February 19, 2007

Thanks owhydididoit!
posted by Brak at 11:06 PM on February 19, 2007

I've been hoping to find a site like this since... since... well, I'd post a picture of last year's garden, but I'm afraid the Department of Tomato Services would have one of thier people on my doorstep first thing in the AM. What would the neighbors say? Thanks owhydididoit!
posted by maryh at 12:18 AM on February 20, 2007

I sioneeded this to get me back on track! I've really neglected the garden, it's been a busy, busy time. This is so inspirational and now I may finally find that old fashioned thyme I'm looking for.
posted by Wilder at 1:39 AM on February 20, 2007

Thank you very much for this!
posted by twistedonion at 2:57 AM on February 20, 2007

I love that site. I've been using their plant database for a while.
posted by mike3k at 6:37 AM on February 20, 2007

Yay! I'm glad other folks liked it. I was cutting some catnip for herb tea, realized I didn't know if it was a good idea, and went searching around for herbal tips. Dave's Garden sprung up.
posted by owhydididoit at 7:37 AM on February 20, 2007

The Plant Scout is going to be v. v. useful, so useful in fact that I can't believe no one has ever thought to do this before. Every year I come up with two or three plants I want to try which are difficult or even impossible to locate.

Much gardeny goodness to dig up on this site. Oooh look. Books. 'Scuse me, I must just go see how much other people adore Henry Mitchell!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:25 AM on February 20, 2007

That's an awesome website and very useful. Thank you very much!
posted by dios at 9:19 AM on February 20, 2007

Fantastic find, thanks for sharing!
posted by dejah420 at 5:55 PM on February 20, 2007

I love that site; I use it all the time. If I want to know about any plant, I just Google within and skip the rest of the Internet, like so: Rosa 'Gruss an Aachen' Best plant dictionary there is.
posted by Asparagirl at 7:28 PM on February 20, 2007

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