Links

Fuchsia Links

Northwest Fuchsia Society
http://www.nwfuchsiasociety.com/
“Our mission is: to inform and educate the public in fuchsia culture, to promote the growing and showing of fuchsias, and to provide the communication link to our member societies.”
This is a wonderful website with lots of good information. Of particular interest is the detailed list (with photos) of hybrids/cultivars that have been tested outdoors all year for three years on the West Coast of the Pacific Northwest (USDA Zones 7-9). http://www.nwfuchsiasociety.com/hardies/hardyfuchsias.htm
Their links page: http://www.nwfuchsiasociety.com/links.htm
 
American Fuchsia Society
https://www.americanfuchsiasociety.org/articledirectory/
“The American Fuchsia Society (AFS) is an association of Branches and Clubs who love to share their passion for Fuchsias. The purpose of the American Fuchsia Society is to acquaint flower enthusiasts about the beauty of fuchsias and the techniques to grow healthy blooming plants.”
This is a very informative website with many useful topics such as taking cuttings, overwintering and so on.
Their photos of fuchsias http://www.americanfuchsiasociety.org/articledirectory/photos/fuchsias/
Their links page: https://www.americanfuchsiasociety.org/articledirectory/links/fuchsia-societies/




Fuchsias in the City
http://www.fuchsiasinthecity.com/
“Want to know everything there is to know about fuchsias? Then you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Hortulus Fuchsiarum, the little urban fuchsia garden at Fuchsias in the City. This city refuge is cloistered within the high-rises of Manhattan and inhabited by fuchsias, hostas, ferns, astilbes and way too many other shade-loving plants.” This website is delightfully written as well as extremely informative! It is well worth a visit (or an hour!) of your time.
An interesting page is “Buying fuchsias around the world”. There is a small section for Canada which includes Amsterdam Nursery (Pitt Meadows), Art Knapps (Surrey), and Richbar (Quesnel). https://www.fuchsiasinthecity.com/about-fuchsias/sources/sources.html

The edible fuchsia… recipes! https://www.fuchsiasinthecity.com/about-fuchsias/recipes/recipes.html

Their links page: http://www.fuchsiasinthecity.com/about-fuchsias/societies/societies.html


The British Fuchsia Society
http://www.thebfs.org.uk/
“It was during 1937 that the idea of a Fuchsia Society was born, when Clara Lady Boothby met several other Fuchsia enthusiasts. The first Annual of the Society was published in 1938.”
Their photo page: https://www.thebfs.org.uk/gallery.asp
Their links page: http://www.thebfs.org.uk/Links_Societies.asp






The Solent Fuchsia Society (Hampshire, UK)
http://www.solentfuchsia.co.uk/
“We hope to encourage and develop your interest in growing fuchsias as pot plants, standards or hardies, and to introduce you to and become familiar with some of the thousands of different fuchsia cultivars. “
This website has some excellent information about the different types of fuchsias (standard, baskets, triphylla, species, hardy, encliandra, bonsai) as well as articles on growing fuchsias.
An interesting page is the history of the fuchsia, dating back to 1703.
http://www.solentfuchsia.co.uk/fuchsia_history.html
Their links page: http://www.solentfuchsia.co.uk/links.html



Fuchsia Magic
http://www.fuchsiamagic.com/index.html
“Fuchsia photos for Fuchsia Enthusiasts”
Here is a simple but lovely photo index, with nice large photos of 415 different varieties.
http://www.fuchsiamagic.com/fuchsias/fuchsias.htm


Fuchsia Flower
http://www.fuchsiaflower.co.uk/
Gallery of Flowers (430 photos) http://www.fuchsiaflower.co.uk/gallery/index.htm
A section devoted to triphylla fuchsias:
http://www.fuchsiaflower.co.uk/triphyllacollection.htm
Their links page:
http://www.fuchsiaflower.co.uk/linkspage.htm

Euro-Fuchsia
The purpose of Euro-Fuchsia is for closer co-operation between European fuchsia societies and the promotion of fuchsia cultivation and education. Euro-Fuchsia is open for all societies, groups and individuals from Europe and elsewhere interested in fuchsias. It is the platform for information exchange and the co-ordination of fuchsia research and promotion.”
Their links page:
http://www.eurofuchsia.org/members.htm


Netherlands Fuchsia Society
https://www.nkvf.nl/
Nederlandse Kring van Fuchsiavrienden
Their links page:
http://www.fuchsiavereniging.nl/






The Australian Fuchsia Society
http://users.chariot.net.au/~jmsa/fuchsia.htm
~a new website is under construction~

New Zealand Fuchsia Society
https://nzfuchsia.co.nz/
gallery of photos: https://nzfuchsia.co.nz/gallery/
The German Fuchsia Society
Deutsche Fuchsien – Gesellschaft
https://www.deutsche-fuchsien-ges.de/
Their links page:
https://www.deutsche-fuchsien-ges.de/links.php
 

Begonia Links

Laurie Gray Bonsall’s Begonia Web Links
http://www.begoniaweb.com/

Wow! What an amazing collection of links on all kinds of topics related to begonias! This includes other websites, care and cultivation, nurseries, forums and more!
Espace Pour La Vie (Space for Life) Montreal
http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/botanical-garden
Greenhouse collection Begoniaceae
http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/botanical-garden-collections/begoniaceae

American Begonia Society
https://www.begonias.org/
“The American Begonia Society is a horticultural society devoted to the promotion, cultivation, and study of begonias (plant family Begoniaceae). Begoniaceae is one of the largest flowering plant families with about 1500 different species and hundreds of hybrids.”
Currently there are 39 branches of Begonia Society across the USA! (I also understand that the Canadian Begonia Society was “absorbed” by the ABS some time ago.)
Begonia images: https://www.begonias.org/greenhouse/imagelisting.htm
The site map is very useful!
https://www.begonias.org/Sitemap.htm
Links: https://www.begonias.org/Resources/resources.htm
iBegonia: International Database
” A fully searchable database for all types of begonias: species, cultivars, registered hybrids and unidentified species.”
http://ibegonias.filemakerstudio.com.au/index.php?-link=Home

“Down to Earth” a 110 page book on Begonias by Peter Sharp, which is fully downloadable! http://ibegonias.filemakerstudio.com.au/PeterSharp/DownToEarthWithBegonias.pdf

Links: http://ibegonias.filemakerstudio.com.au/index.php?p=links


National Begonia Society UK
http://www.national-begonia-society.co.uk/
“The Society aims to cater for all Begonia Growers. Formed in 1948 the Society has members throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.”

Downloadable handbook: http://www.national-begonia-society.co.uk/Handbook/NEW%20HANDBOOK%20-%20Web%20Version%2001.pdf
Photos: http://www.national-begonia-society.co.uk/Pots%20and%20Blooms%20Title%20Page%202.htm

Links: http://www.national-begonia-society.co.uk/Website%20links.htm


East of Scotland Begonia Society
http://www.eosbegonias.force9.co.uk/
new website: http://www.eastofscotlandbegonias.scottishbegoniasociety.co.uk/1.html

Health and Pesticide info (UK): http://www.hse.gov.uk/pesticides/








The Association of Australian Begonia Societies
https://begoniaaustralis.wordpress.com/
Recommended books: https://begoniaaustralis.wordpress.com/begonia-books/
Links: https://begoniaaustralis.wordpress.com/begonia-sites/



The Begonia Society of Western Australia (Inc.)
http://www.begoniaswa.org/index.html
Types of Begonias: http://www.begoniaswa.org/types.html



Aukland Begonia Circle
http://aucklandbegoniacircle.org.nz

Photos (Check out the specific link buttons, below ‘gallery’ label in the tool bar.)
http://aucklandbegoniacircle.org.nz/gallery

Flickr: Begonia photos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bolwell/





French association of Amateur Begonia Growers
http://afabego.fr/en/
(Some pages in English.)
Les espèces botaniques (photos!)
http://afabego.fr/en/galeries-photos/les-especes-botaniques

Kolz Begonia Research Center
This website is truly a labour of love!  Love of Begonias!  It would appear to be an unofficial out-branch of the American Begonia Society. Its purpose is to safeguard all educational materials pertaining to begonias and to continue related research and conferences, particularly in the San Diego area. 

http://www.kolzbegonia.com/index.html

 

Pelargonium/ Geranium Links

Geranium Page (USA)
https://geraniumpage.com/
`This website has been created for the Geranium fancier by one who has grown the species for 71 years and loved every minute.`
This website has lots of good information for growers!

Some tips for photographers!
https://geraniumpage.com/how-to-photograph-geraniums
A beautifully organized collection of photos: https://geraniumpage.com/photographic-library





Geraniums Online (USA)
http://www.geraniumsonline.com
` For accuracy this website should be called “GeraniumsPelargoniumsonlne”, a title which is both unwieldy and difficult to remember!`

A very interesting assortment of links and articles!
http://www.geraniumsonline.com/articles.htm

Recipes with geraniums!
http://www.geraniumsonline.com/recipes.htm

Photos: http://www.geraniumsonline.com/gallery.htm

Links: http://www.geraniumsonline.com/links.htm

Pelargonium & Geranium Society (UK)
http://thepags.org.uk/
Established at the start of 2009, The PAG Society was borne out of the amalgamation of The British Pelargonium and Geranium Society and the British and European Geranium Society.

The International Register and Checklist of Pelargoniums has over 17,000 entries. (Free membership is required.)
http://thepelargoniumregister.com/

Links: http://thepags.org.uk/about-us/related-links

The Pelargonium Page (UK)
http://www.pelargonium.si
`There are currently full descriptions of 128 species, slightly less than a half of the genus.`

Scientific literature: http://www.pelargonium.si/reading.html
Links: http://www.pelargonium.si/links.html




   
International Geraniaceae Group
https://www.geraniaceae-group.org/
Photo gallery: https://www.geraniaceae-group.org/gallery/
 
   
   

Miscellaneous

i Can Garden website
https://www.icangarden.com

“ICanGarden.com began in 1995 by Master Gardener, Donna Dawson, with a view to providing information to gardeners. Since its origin, ICanGarden has grown to include information on over 500 garden clubs, almost 300 public gardens, over 8000 articles from over 150 garden writers, gardening events from around the world, over 1200 links, over 900 suppliers and thousands of forum and member items.”

A list of Canadian Resources (all types of plants and garden information)
https://www.icangarden.com/link.cfm?task=viewcategory&categoryid=49
Flora Library
http://www.floralibrary.com/

This database accesses over 10,000 websites for its information!
“Thousands of plant species are cultivated to beautify gardens, as well as to provide shade and privacy, shelter from wind and to prevent soil erosion. On this site you’ll find a list of 2.500+ garden plants and links to information about them.”