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Hummingbird Magnet: Coronado Hyssop, by Diana Wind

Have you ever grown Coronado Hyssop? The eye-catching, pale-orange color of this deer-resistant perennial agastache makes it an excellent choice for butterfly, cottage and hummingbird gardens.

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Favorite In-Season Vegetables, by Mary Frucelli

These are many in-season vegetables you can enjoy during the summer into fall growing season. It is natural and better nutritionally for you to eat fresh in-season vegetables. We have become accustomed to having all vegetables year round in our supermarkets. If you shop at your local farmers market it will be easy to find the vegetables that are local and in-season.

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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Change Your Ways' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Change Your Ways'

(Iris )

Awards: Honorable Mention 1998...
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Bay Flora

Review by beesberet:

I got some very nice specimens of Chilean guava, including the hard to find variegated one. There are a few berries on the...
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BirdFiles: Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Hermit Thrush

(Catharus guttatus)

In my opinion, no birdsong tops this one. Exquisite. We are very lucky to have 2 pairs (each male requires 1 sq mile of territory)...
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BugFiles: Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)

Wall Brown

(Lasiommata megera)

A common butterfly throughout europe with the exception of Scandinavia and northern Scotland. It has a fluttering flight...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Boka Farms

2 stars
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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Since 2000, we've grown to be a comprehensive gardening community with discussion forums for every hobby, home and garden topic you can imagine. Our members are knowledgeable about soil, weather, watering, and just about every kind of plant and insect. On behalf of all our members, we are glad you came to visit, and we hope you will stop by again soon!


Bug ID please

Hi friends please let me know the name of this bug ! I had seen this in South India. Two feather lookalike things protrudes from its face !
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  Today in history: August 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Craving the taste of fresh tomatoes? Take advantage of them now, before the season gets away from you.

1773: Aime Jacques Alexandre Bonpland, French botanist and explorer, was born in La Rochelle. He would explore Mexico, Colombia, and along the Amazon river, collecting and classifying about 60,000 plants.

1805: Explorers Lewis and Clark found the bitterroot (Lewisia cotyledon) among some items belonging to Native Americans near Big Hole Valley in Montana.

1859: Edward Lothrop Rand was born. He would study the flora of Mt. Desert Island, Maine and co-publish a "Flora of Mount Desert Island, Maine" with John Howard Redfield, in 1894.

1980: Ruth Stout, American gardener and author died. She advocated organic gardening practices, specifically a "no-dig/no-work" method that relied on a thick layer of mulch to smother weeds and improve soil.

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