Keeping Up With the Web

Take A Byte is a column written by Jan Sillik. It’s devoted to reviews of websites, with recommendations for those of interest for National Garden Clubs members.

flowermag.com . . . with a slogan of “enriching life through flowers.” Offers a feast of beautiful decorative floral design photos for a variety of seasons and occasions. NGC partners with Flower Magazine, and you’ll want to subscribe to the magazine for future enjoyment, and there is a digital magazine.

crownbees.com “Your complete Mason Bee Resource.” This comprehensive site is filled with information, Tips and Helps, Videos, Supply information, online shopping and lovely photos. Click on the NGC tab to learn more about the NGC BeeGap Overview and Roles, the NGC Speakers Bureau, and sections on Education and Fundraising. Pollinators are crucial for our food supply and this site will explain why NGC is encouraging us to get involved with this essential project.

nybg.org . . . news and information from the New York Botanical Garden. As they state it, “for budding floral designers, recreational gardeners and aspiring landscape designers.” One of the outstanding sites on the web with a wealth of information about an American botanical garden treasure.

rootstoblooms.com . . . adventures in eco-friendly floral design, gardening, nature and photography. There’s even information on “Green Mechanics” for floral design. One tip found there is, “When your flowers fade, don’t forget to compost them.” A recommended magazine on this site is the “Green Scene”, the magazine of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The PHS sponsors The Philadelphia Flower Show.

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