North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS)
This searchable site offers a wealth of information about rock gardening as well as links to the very best rock gardening sites in the world. Check out previous years' listings of species included in their Seed Exchange and their Bookstore. Even though OVRGHS is a NARGS chapter which gives us access to some terrific international speakers, you may want to become a NARGS member so you can gain access to the full membership benefits.

Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA)
This is the site for the umbrella group whose membership is made up of Horticultural Societies throughout Ontario. OVRGHS is a member society in OHA District 2. There are links to the member societies' websites and plenty of information about the state of horticulture in Ontario.

Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society (ORG&HPS)
ORG&HPS is a sister chapter of NARGS. Their site includes an excellent seed-starting database.

Ottawa Horticultural Society (OHS)
OHS is a fellow OHA District 2 member society. This site details their schedule of events and is chock-full of lovely pictures of members' gardens.

Natural Resources Canada
This is a series of pages that give a brief but thorough geological history of the region. Use the scrolling arrows. Rock gardeners have to know their rocks...

The Alpine Garden
This site is run by Alan Grainger who was our guest speaker in May 2004. It features excellent how-tos and an enormous photo archive. Don't try to rush through this site.

Rock Garden Plant Database
This site is one of the very best resources for growing conditions required by specific rock plants. The amount of information is immense and very well organized.

Ottawa and Area Cactus & Succulent Group
This site is for people with an interest in growing cacti, both indoors and outdoors.

Scottish Rock Garden Club
This site features Ian Young's Weekly Bulb Log, the International Rock Gardener, a monthly electronic alpine publication as well as a highly active and informative interactive Forum shared by Alpine enthusiasts from around the world. At site certainly worth visiting.


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