Sites selling bonsai plants should submit to: Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Plants/Trees/Bonsai Sites selling other Bonsai accessories (but not plants) should submit to: Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Plants/Trees/Bonsai/Accessories_and_GiftsBonsai (lit. bon-planted) is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees, or of developing woody or semi-woody plants shaped as trees, by growing them in containers. Cultivation includes techniques for shaping, watering, and re-potting in various styles of containers. "Bonsai" is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai. A "bon" is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture. The word bonsai is used in the West as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots. Suiseki, viewing stones, Chinese scholars' stones, and rock penjing are included in this category. They all deal with the appreciation of naturally created (as distinct from carved) stones of relatively small size. If you could call it a boulder, it probably wouldn't qualify as a suiseki. These stones are appreciated for what they suggest visually, rather than for the monetary value of their mineral content.
Sites should be for actual shows and exhibitions that are primarily informational in nature. Shows may also be listed in Regional.This category has sites for flower and garden shows intended for home gardeners and gardening enthusiasts and that occur at regular intervals, such as annual shows.
Sites that are primarily product sales sites should be submitted to Shopping. Sites that sell services to people or organizations wanting to put on a show should be submitted to Business and/or Regional.
Submissions to this category should be from sites whose main focus is concentrated on giving information either in calendar format, in a weekly/monthly/annual format, or a resource for creating ones own gardening calendar.There is currently no description created for this category.
Sites of a general nature should be submitted to the Home/Gardens/Informational_Resources category.
This category is suitable for both member-only and general-membership sites, but not for sites selling gardening products.Places where gardeners meet online to share questions and answers, experience, companionship, photos and/or journals. Includes general gardening forum sites as well as people-oriented gardening portals, and sites for "mailing lists" that conduct all or part of their communications via email.
Submit sites here that focus on gardeners in general; more narrowly defined forums should be submitted to the most appropriate topical subcategory within Home: Gardening.
Follow the category description below. If the website you''d like to submit is focused on a particular garden or a particular style of gardening, submit the site into the appropriate subcategory. Only sites containing information about multiple gardens spanning various subcategories are listed at this top levelThis area lists two categories of website: 1. Sites about actual gardens - public gardens, private gardens, botanical gardens, arboreta, personal garden pages. 2. Sites about particular styles of gardens, including examples of such gardens, tips for creating them, etc. Sites that contain information detailing how to achieve certain effects within a garden are listed here, as well as those showcasing their own achievements with a particular style. Sites are categorized according to their main focus. If a public, private, or personal garden site focuses (almost) exclusively on a particular style of garden, you'll find it in the category for that style. Gardens whose style doesn't neatly fall into the style categories are filed in the general public, private, personal, or community garden categories. Sites that sell products or showcase businesses are not listed here.
This category is for information only sites. Do not submit sites that sell products or showcase businesses here.
Please submit only informational sites about hydroponics.Hydroponics and "vertical gardening" utilize soil less methods to provide nutrients to plants, typically in a controlled environment. This sections contains hydroponics information for the home gardener.
- Sites selling hydroponic supplies to consumers should be submitted to Shopping: Home and Garden: Hydroponics
- Business-focused sites that produce or distribute hydroponics supplies should be submitted to Business: Agriculture and Forestry: Horticulture: Materials and Supplies: Hydroponics
- Local "brick and mortar" establishments should be submitted to the appropriate locality under Regional
- Sites about commercial scale hydroponic production should submit to Science: Agriculture: Horticulture: Hydroponics
- Sites about the cultivation of Marijuana or Cannibis belong in Recreation: Drugs: Cannabis: Cultivation
Sites offering photographs, artwork, or graphic products for sale should be submitted to the appropriate Shopping or Business category (see the links on this category''s page for examples). Photo galleries whose subject is limited to a particular gardening area should be submitted to the corresponding category - for example, daylily photo galleries should go in Daylilies.Category for sites with galleries of photographic images and/or graphics of flowers and plants or information on how to take plant photos, reproduce images, etc.
Sites in this category cover square foot gardening and other intensive planting techniques. Primarily focusing on methods using raised beds, but also covering double planting for home orchard applications and similar techniques.Intensive planting is a gardening method in which plants are more closely spaced than in traditional row gardens. Though this causes a small drop in productivity per plant because of competition, weeds are shaded out, total crop production for the area worked is increased, and soil supplements are more effective because of the reduced space in which they are used.
Only sites that exist to provide information about landscaping will be listed here. Submit sites describing a business or offering products for sale as follows:Landscaping involves the creation and maintenance of gardens. This category is for sites that offer guides and/or "how to" advice when it comes to landscaping a garden. Sites which cover topics such as design, maintenance, lawns, and general landscaping information are listed here. Sites that showcase companies or business' offering landscaping services will not be listed here.
- Companies offering landscaping services to home-owners in their area go into the locality level of the Regional branch of the directory.
- Companies offering products for online sale should find the most appropriate category in the Shopping branch - a good starting point is Shopping: Home and Garden.
- Business sites fitting neither of the descriptions above, e.g. for companies producing landscaping products for wholesale or offering products to landscaping professionals, should find an appropriate category in the Business branch. Try Landscaping, Horticulture or Lawn and Garden.
Remember that submitting to the incorrect category will likely increase the time it takes for ODP editors to list the site in the directory.
Information only sites will be listed here.This category is for sites offering information in any number of different formats including magazines, e-zines, books, newsletters, and calendars.
Sites dealing primarily with the philosophical and political aspects of organic production should submit to: Society/Issues/Environment/Food_and_Drink/Organic_FoodOrganic gardening avoids the use of man made inputs in the production of food crops, lawn care, and/or ornamental plants. This category covers how to accomplish this goal in home landscape and garden settings.
Sites of businesses providing services or products to organic producers should only submit to the appropriate locality in Regional and: Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Garden_Shops/Organic
Sites about commercial organic production should submit to: Science/Agriculture/Farming_Practices_and_Systems/Organic_Farming
All sites to do with societies for gardening using native plants and/or wildflowers are welcome here.
General gardening club and society sites should be submitted to the Organizations category.
Sites promoting conservation of endangered and threatened species should be submitted to Conservation and Endangered Species.
Sites from around the world are welcome.
Submit sites about personalities known primarily for their radio or television shows to the appropriate category in News and Media.Sites about gardeners as people. Includes well-known garden personalities as well as personal websites of home gardeners that don't closely tie to one particular garden.
Submit sites that describe personal home gardens to Personal Gardens.
Do not submit sites mainly offering products for sale to this category. Those belong in the appropriate category within Shopping.
Sites providing information about controlling damage in the home garden by animals, insects, or plant diseases.
Do not submit commercial sites for insect control products to this category. Submit informational sites to the most appropriate subcategory of this category.
If the site offers online sales of pest control products, submit to Shopping : Home and Garden : Pest Control.
If the site is about a company that produces a biological product used in pest control, submit to Business : Agriculture and Forestry : Biologicals.
If the site is about pest control that extends not just to the garden but also the home, a more appropriate category is probably Home : Homeowners : Pest_Control.
Sites for companies providing residential pest control services in their local area should be submitted to the most appropriate category in Regional.
This category is for information only sites.Plants are a major living part of any garden. This is the area for sites who focus on specific types of plants. The subcategories have been grouped first by plant type, then by plant name. If a site focuses on one specific type of plant, it will be listed in the plant name subcategory. If there is no plant name subcategory, then the site will be listed in the plant type category until there are enough sites to create a new subcategory. Sites that sell plants will not be listed here.
Sites that sell plants, or any other gardening products should find the appropriate Shopping subcategory. Alternatively, you could search for the appropriate category. Sites for local businesses focused on a certain geographical location or area should be submitted to an appropriate subcategory of Regional. To determine which Regional cat is most appropriate please view the Regional Description.
Sites listed here give information on soil topics, in a form that is helpful to the home gardener.Soil is a general term which refers to the earth that plants grow in. This category lists sites providing information and advice to home gardeners on the topics of soil, potting mixtures, and additives.
Please submit sites that are aimed primarily at commercial agriculture or horticulture to the most appropriate category in Science: Agriculture.
Sites that sell products or showcase businesses will not be listed here. Instead, consider submitting to:
- If the site sells products online: Shopping
- If the site highlights a fertilizer product or company: Business: Chemicals: Agrochemicals: Fertilizers
- Other kinds of agricultural companies may fit in a category within Business: Agriculture and Forestry: Horticulture
- Companies selling or distributing products in their local region (country, state, locality) will be listed at the appropriate level of the Regional branch.