New Online Resources & a few tweaks

The Database section is now Online Resources with the addition of some good gardening resources, and relocating the career info there.

The inspiration for the change are these great resources for gardeners wanting to increase their knowledge of plants and gardening:

  • The American Horticulture Society (AHS) listing of Master Gardener programs by state. These programs are designed to provide intensive horticultural training and volunteer experience to gardeners. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about plants and get community volunteering experience.
  • The AHS listing of garden societies, clubs, and organizations includes both regional and national garden groups. Local gardeners are a wealth of gardening information, as well as shared plants.
  • National Gardening Association – a non-profit organization dedicated to education, health & wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening. Well worth checking out.

I also added a link to Economic Botany magazine, the Society for Economic Botany’s quarterly publication. This archive dates back to 1947, with articles available free in .pdf format. This can be very geeky stuff, but it’s absolutely fascinating information.

I also added a link to this site’s RSS feed and tweaked a few things here and there. I do also tweet and you can find me on LinkedIn.

Plant Databases

I can really geek out doing plant research, and love libraries and databases. North Carolina State University has a sparkly and new database worthy of note:  Floriculture InfoSearch. It searches an interesting and wide range of sources: scientific literature, trade group and association magazines and websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (which includes literature back to the 1800s). I’ve found it such an excellent resource that I created a new page here, Databases. There you can find links to this and other plant-related databases worth investigating. Enjoy!

 

Minor Updates

Things have been a bit quiet here, as I’ve been focusing on updates at my other site.

I added a page on Gardens in the area that I’ve enjoyed.

I also just set up a twitter account (@GuruPyleman), and my LinkedIn info is all updated and shiny.  This domain’s email is now working:  pyleman (at) thisdomainname (dot) com

Some Big News is coming soon…

Site Redesign and Email Oops

I’ve got a link to this site now up at the original, old-school Perennial Guru site, so the new site is officially fully launched.  I’m going to leave the old design up as is for a bit.  Nostalgia.

In getting things transitioned, I discovered that I’d really messed up when initially setting up email for the Perennial Guru site, long ago.  If you ever mailed me at an @perennialguru address… well, I didn’t get the email.  I wasn’t ignoring you.  Apologies.  I thought those addresses were set up to be channeled into my main mail account, but they were not.

You can reach me at:  pyleman (at) buffalodreaming (dot) com.

New info and articles

Handouts for my upcoming talk at the Great Lakes EXPO are now up in the Juicy Info seed propagation page.  This is the first time I’ve had handouts uploaded before a talk.  I expect eager attendees to come prepared with extra questions.

Handouts from my talks at the 2012 Perennial Conference are available in the Juicy info vegetative propagation page and the perennial varieties page.

Greenhouse Management has my last article online.  They have always done a good job at formatting my tables, which is not an easy task.  I was on the magazine’s panel of advisers from 2004 until this year.