Here are some links to sites you may find useful. Please feel free to suggest any others you may run across.
Link to list of State Landscape Contractors Associations
Link to map of climate zones
A bunch of gardening blogs
Here is a very cool plant search site to help find plants for spacific locations
Here is a link to a list of deer resistant plants (notice I didn’t say deer proof)
For all you perennial fans ( fanatics) here is all the research you ever wanted.
Silk Plants Direct offers high quality silk greenery arrangements for indoor or outdoor use.
An interesting farm renovation project.