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Introduction to Garden Styles: So Many Choices!, by Toni Leland

When one thinks of a garden, the image that usually comes immediately to mind is one of artistically arranged flower beds, or rows of vegetables marching along a straight line. Indeed, our residential gardens are the most common style, but many other garden types flourish here in the United States and around the world. Many gardens are more than just floral displays, and exploring the following different types might give you some ideas for your own space.

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Palm Heart- a Valentine's Day Treat, by Geoff Stein

This Valentine's Day, get your loved one a heart and a healthy treat all at the same time.

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PlantFiles: Azalea 'Rosebud' (Rhododendron )

Azalea 'Rosebud'

(Rhododendron )

A Gable hybrid. Lighter green foliage than most azaleas. One here is probably thirty years old and five feet high. Flowers...
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Sporestore (

Review by SamB96:

My experience with the Spore Store has been more than pleasant. Every syringe I have purchased from them has been 100% viable....
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BirdFiles: Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Ring-billed Gull

(Larus delawarensis)

It is said if you see a gull in Iowa, most likely it is the Ring-billed Gull. They will be seen in parking lots around fast...
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BugFiles: Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

Sleepy Orange

(Eurema nicippe)

Synonym name is Abaeis nicippe. I don't know which name is the current acceptable name. I have seen Abaeis nicippe listed...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Breshears Florist & Nursery

5 stars
Good selections, reasonable prices, friendly and knowledgeable service. Experience gained over several years....
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by starkbros:

This book is a complete 200-year history of the Stark family members who were involved in the business, starting in 1816,...
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Flower name

a Flower tree in a park, the tree is about 3 meter high, the pink flowers are so beautiful. I really want to know What is the name of this Flower tree, can somebody help me please?

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  Today in history: February 11  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Thumb through that old garden book or journal. A glimpse into the thoughts and ideas of gardeners past can be a fun way to spend a few leisurely hours.

1785: The Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture was founded and remains the oldest active agricultural organization in the U.S.

1800: William Henry Fox Talbot, English scientist, was born. As a young man, he was interested in botany, but he is best known for inventing the negative/positive photographic process. A photo taken by Talbot is believed to be the oldest photograph in existence.

1884: John Hutton Balfour, Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, Scotland, died at Edinburgh. He was the keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden at Edinburgh and was instrumental in adding a palm house and arboretum before retiring. The California foxtail pine (Pinus balfouriana) is named for him.

1893: While still a territory, Oklahoma adopted Mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum) as its official floral emblem.

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