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Celebrating the Fruits of our Work as Gardeners, by Dea O'Hopp

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Old stones and Hydrangea, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

Brittany ("Bretagne" in French and "Breizh" in Britton) is the western-most part of France, a place whose name calls to mind several images for the French; rough sea, apple-cider, crÍpes, erect stones and rainy weather.

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PlantFiles: Stemless Gentian 'Holzmanii' (Gentiana acaulis)

Stemless Gentian 'Holzmanii'

(Gentiana acaulis)

I am familiar with the Enzian since it grows in Bavaria and Austria (in the Alps/mountains) together with the Edelweiss....
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Plant Me Green

Review by p3pner123:

This nursery has a large selection of crape myrtles & I needed 3 so it was very hard to decide which to order since I wanted...
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BirdFiles: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Blue Heron

(Ardea herodias)

Largest bird I've seen! Prefers the marshy areas at the intersections of Andresen and State Route 500. My father was nearly...
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BugFiles: Imperial White (Delias harpalyce)

Imperial White

(Delias harpalyce)

The Imperial White is a beautiful butterfly from SE Australia, which feeds its caterpillars entirely on Mistletoe plants,...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Boka Farms

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the owner has no respect for anyone including employees. i quit a few months ago and have no intentions of ever coming back....
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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CLOSED: Can you identify this plant that popped up this summer?

It's in the back of a bed on the west side of my house. I know I didn't plant it. I thought I'd let it bloom to make identification easier, but if it's some awful, thing, I want to yank it ASAP. It suggests to me a member
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  Today in history: August 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you want some time and space to yourself, but you're afraid of offending your partner or family, invite them to come with you while you spread manure or weed-whack the fence row. Chances are good you'll get your time and space while you work.

1749: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist, was born. Along with his literary accomplishments, Goethe was also a scientist, and wrote several books on plant morphology.

1798: The first American vineyard was planted in Lexington, Kentucky.

1823: Charles Christopher Parry, botanist, was born in Gloucestershire, England. He would immigrate to the U.S. and join the U.S. and Mexican Boundary Survey as a surgeon and botanist. Parry Peak in Colorado and numerous plants are named for him.

1897: Dr. Henry Nicholas Bolander, American botanist, died at Portland Oregon, at the age of 66. He worked for California Geological Survey, and was the state botanist for California.

1903: Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape designer, died at the age of 87. He designed many urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, as well as numerous other public and private landscape commissions. Read more here.

1915: Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and author, was born in Boston Massachusetts. Her illustrations for "The Secret Garden," "The Wind in the Willows," and many other children's books showed detailed depictions of nature.

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