North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox
Have you ever wished that you had a comprehensive website of plants where you could research your garden without being bombarded with ads? The North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox from NC State University contains detailed descriptions and photographs of 4,462 plants that grow in and around North Carolina. The NC State Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox is based on evaluation of plant databases around the world, surveys of Extension agents, Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers (EMGVs) plant database users, and focus groups. Based on themes gathered from this data, we have created an innovative tool for gardeners, MGVs, extension staff, landscape professionals, university staff, and students.
The primary goal of the plant database is to help people select plants that will bring them joy, provide a valuable function in their landscape, and thrive where planted. Users are encouraged to consider year-round functionality and potential disease and insect problems as part of their selection process. VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLBOX – Learn about all the features and how to quickly get the answers you need.