Lowe’s Garden Club Select

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.

Good Earth Garden Center – Dirt Dollars Loyalty Program

The Good Earth Garden Center in Little Rock Arkansas gives a little bit back to its customers through its Dirt Dollars loyalty program.  It’s straightforward and easy to understand.  Get yourself a Good Earth Dirt Dollars card and you’ll earn one point per dollar spent.  Once you’ve accrued 500 points you’ll get a $25 reward.

About Good Earth Garden Center:

The Good Earth Garden Center opened for business in 1974 as primarily a retail nursery and growing facility. It has since developed into a full-service garden center offering a quality selection of shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials, roses, vegetables, bulbs, herbs, houseplants, tropicals, pottery, fountains, soil, mulch, and stone yard, complete with landscape design and installation services, irrigation installation and repair, lawn and landscape maintenance, MosquitoX misting systems and a gift shop. Basically, everything a gardening or outdoor living fan needs can be found at The Good Earth Garden Center! It’s been exciting to serve the community for over 40 years and we look forward to another great 40 years of helping you realize your landscaping dreams!


Muddy Boots Plant Tags is a tool that allows gardeners to label plants, make notes and organize pictures. Document your garden and track your success with this web-based tool that consolidates all of your garden information in one place. And it’s accessible with a computer, tablet or smart phone. It also offers a durable QR-coded, smart plant tag allowing you to scan a plant tag in the garden and see all of the information about your plant on your phone (plant details, notes, pictures).

The National Gardening Association is full of helpful information, forums and blogs for gardeners of all levels.

Dave’s Garden is a very popular forum website for gardeners.

Home Depot Garden Club

It’s estimated that there are about 90 million consumers in the United States who take part in gardening in some way, shape or form. It’s a hobby for some, a passion for others. Anyone can be a gardener; it just takes a willingness to give it a try and a few basic tools.

The Home Depot created its garden club some years ago to help gardeners with any skill level get started and be as successful as possible with their gardening endeavors.

There are other resources available to help gardeners keep track of their gardening projects and document the success of their gardening projects over time.  One resource of note is Muddy Boots Plant Tags.


Muddy Boots Plant Tags is a garden record-keeping system which allows gardeners to add plant information to their personal database along with pictures and journal notes.  It’s a new platform for gardeners to do what they’ve always done: label plants, make notes and organize pictures.  But it enables all of that with a web-based tool that makes all of your garden information available with a computer, smart phone or tablet.  You can take all of the gardening information with you out to the garden in your pocket.

Muddy Boots Plant Tags also features optional QR-coded, interactive plant tags.  The dilemma gardeners have faced for years is that traditional plant tags (some refer to them as plant labels or plant markers) wear down over time, get lost or just cannot be read anymore.  Muddy Boots Plant Tags are aluminium and etched with a QR code that can be scanned with any smart phone or tablet using one of many free QR code reader apps.  This allows you to scan a tag in the garden and read all of the information you have in your personal database on your phone, instead of crawling around on the ground looking for a legible tag.


The Home Depot Garden Club features loads of helpful information for gardeners.  Some is how-to and some inspirational.  It also features a searchable plant database to help you figure out what to plant where and how to care for your plants.