Books — Gardening books are an excellent source of information. The Peterborough Horticultural Society has an excellent lending library and you can search its catalogue.
Advice for New Gardeners Novice gardeners are often overwhelmed by the subject, but it is easy enough if you just jump in and start working. There is a lot of help available and you can start with this basic information. We’re often asked about how to garden in the shade…
Growing Food Growing your own food is very satisfying and is easy enough to do. Here is some information that will help you to get started. See also the many Fact Sheets below.
Inviting Bees into Your Garden — published by Garden Task Force of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Canadian Version
World Plants — North America’s largest plant database
Garden tasks for each month of the year for our area
A Garden Planting Chart
Planting and Harvesting Worksheet
How to Attract Butterflies
Houseplants: Factors for Success
Fact Sheets on common garden problems:
Fact Sheets on common flowering trees and shrubs:
Fact sheets for growing vegetables: