Last Updated May 20 2014. All material copywrite protected.
HORTICULTURAL BOOKMARKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
To keep this list short and relevant, I am only including Sites that deal with outdoor
horticulture, that provide authoritative information, and that pertain to Canadian Climatic Zones
1, 2, and 3. I have to confess that I have not spent a lot of time searching for such Sites. I am
definitely open to suggestions.
Being a resident of Saskatchewan and an Alumnus of the University of
Saskatchewan, I am particularly proud to refer you to some very excellent sites
sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan.
Fruit Program, Dept of Plant Science, University of Saskatchwan
--Great information on prairie hardy apples, plums, and sour cherries.
--In depth articles on fruit production on the prairies including an excellent
article, Plums on the Prairies, by Rick Sawatzky. Mr. Sawatzsky details
the little known pollination requirements of our hardy plums. He unravels
the mystery of plum trees that are not productive.
--Information on continuing research projects...from hazelnuts to apples.
--Congratulations to Dr. R. H. (Bob) Bors who is the project leader for this
much needed and very successful program.
Development Program, Dept of Plant Science, University of Saskatchewan (This
program has been discontinued at the Univeristy of Saskatchewan. I am
looking for a suitable link to replace it.)
--The Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, is the
International Registration Authority for the genus Amelanchier (Saskatoon
Berry). Authoritative descriptions of the common and not so common Saskatoon
--Excellent information on the production of black currants, chokecherries, and
--Lists publications and ordering procedures.
--My compliments to the U of S and Dr. Richard St-Pierre for a great
representation of a wonderful program.
Gardenline On Line,
Dept. of Plant Science, University
--Wide range of articles by U of S Horticultural Staff
--Trees and shrubs, vegetables, common pests, houseplants, and more.
Gardener for the Prairies, The quarterly gardening journal published by
Saskatchewan Gardeners Inc.
--This is the finest gardening publication for the prairies by far.
--Authoritative, pertinent, and fun to read.
--Still only $15.00 per year. Complete subscription information on the
PFRA Shelterbelt Centre Publications
--Comprehensive information on shelterbelt design, establishment, development
--Authoritative information on a wide range of plant diseases and
pests...sapsuckers to sawflies.
--Detailed descriptions and photos of shelterbelt varieties.
Alberta Agriculture, Food,
and Rural Development: Horticulture
--topics include small fruits, vegetables, conservation, and more.