I’ve seen the Lowe’s Garden Club Select name at Lowe’s stores and on their website. I thought it was a club; you know, like a club you join. I thought maybe it was a loyalty/rewards program, but then I figured that could not be the case because they put so much emphasis on their My Lowe’s program.
It turns out that Lowe’s Garden Club Select is not so much a club, but a method of categorizing plants sold at Lowe’s that have gone through some special evaluation and selection process.
Here is some language that appeared on the Lowe’s website:
Our team of garden experts selects and tests only the finest varieties, ensuring you always get better growth, better blooms, better longevity and the confidence to grow your best. Plants that make it to Lowe’s Garden Club Select™ originate from years of tireless evaluations and trials, with one ultimate objective in mind — to ensure you, the customer, will be successful with this product. On average, it takes between 5 to 7 years for an item to even be considered for Lowe’s Garden Club Select™.
Read more about Lowe’s Garden Club Select.
National Gardening Association – features a plant database and a wide range of forums and blog.
Dave’s Garden – a rich site for exchanging ideas and questions with other gardeners through a long list of forums.
Muddy Boots Plant Tags – the essential tool for documenting your garden. Muddy Boots Plant Tags features a robust garden record-keeping system. Gardeners can use this to document their own garden by adding plant records, pictures and journal notes in their own private database. It allows sharing information from your own personal database with others. It features interactive, QR-coded plant tags. You can scan these smart tags with a QR code reader available free for iPhone and Android smart phones as well as tablet computers. By scanning the QR-coded plant markers in your garden you can instantly retrieve the history of your plants on your smart phone. Great for garden tours large and small.
Missouri Botanical Gardens – a terrific source detailed fact sheets about many plants.
Fine Gardening – great for inspiration and articles.
American Horticultural Society – a great all around resource site for gardeners.