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TODAY'S FEATURES

Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 08-02-15, by Melody Rose

Caption our weekly funny image.

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A letter to my daughter, by Sheri Williams

Since I can't be with my children, I often imagine walking with them through my gardens.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Atlantic Poppy 'Flore Pleno' (Papaver atlanticum)

Atlantic Poppy 'Flore Pleno'

(Papaver atlanticum)

Flowers are a beautiful soft creamsicle orange, and last only a day. Flowering begins with a flush in June and then persists,...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Neutral12
Negative38

Top Tropicals LLC

Review by Bromeliad_FL:

After reading the negative reviews of TopTropicals.com, I reluctantly ordered a Euphorbia punicae from them in April 2015,...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Western Meadowlark

(Sturnella neglecta)

In summer they can be seen sitting on fenceposts and singing. The liquid song is my favorite of all birdsongs....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Common Grass Blue (Zizina labradus)

Common Grass Blue

(Zizina labradus)

I believe the ones photographed by bootandall are the ones I have seen here in the mid-Hudson Valley. (?)...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

August Blooms 2015

First is Edna Jean, but the purpose is to show the green praying mantis and the butterfly also enjoying the bloom.
Can't Fault Ya is new in our garden this year. We got it at the National meeting in Atlanta. It's
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  Today in history: August 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You've spent all summer whipping your garden into shape. Now's the time to focus on sorting out your photos and your garden journal so you'll have something fun to look at this winter.

1492: Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage from Palos, Spain in search of a western route to the spice trading lands of the East.

1600: The Copenhagen Botanical Garden was established. It would move and change several times over the next three centuries.

2001: The First Nations Garden, a native garden was opened. It was created to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Great Peace Treaty signed in Montreal on August 4, 1701.

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