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Fall foliage is not just for trees: "Red" shrubs, by Sally G. Miller

Fall foliage: it is NOT all about trees. Fiery color at eye level, in well chosen shrubbery, brings another element of wow to your autumn landscape.

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Macrozamia cycads: the larger landscape species, by Geoff Stein

This is an introduction to some of the most ornamental of the Australian cycads, the larger Macrozamias.

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PlantFiles: Bee Balm 'Raspberry Wine' (Monarda didyma)

Bee Balm 'Raspberry Wine'

(Monarda didyma)

Very beautiful mid-late summer bloomer with strong, sturdy stems. It's tall at about 4' and doesn't flop or get blown over...
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Morse Nursery

Review by HawgNSonsTV:

I ordered 20 trees from Morse this spring, 6 of them are Persimmon Trees. 3 grafted female Morse and 3 grafted female Meader...
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BirdFiles: Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)


(Aythya valisineria)

Though we don't see very many, we do see them every year for the breeding season. They usually will be in a mixed raft of...
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BugFiles: Blister Beetle (Epicauta pardalis)

Blister Beetle

(Epicauta pardalis)

These appeared literally overnight after two thunderstorms. Potato vines are covered with them. Early on they appear to...
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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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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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Unknown flower

One of my friends in Pennsylvania showed me this photo of a flowering plant growing in her yard, neither of us have any idea what it is, but those seed heads are screaming to me that its something in the Aster family, just
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  Today in history: September 3  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take advantage of the last long evenings of summer to get outside and enjoy dinner al fresco or an impromptu game of croquet or badminton.

1609: Henry Hudson anchored his ship, the Halfmoon in what is now New York Bay

1823: Francis Peabody Sharp, Canadian horticulturist and orchardist, was born in Northampton, New Brunswick. He would become known as the "Father of Fruit Culture" in New Brunswick and developed the 'Crimson Beauty' (aka 'Early Bird') apple; his "Sharp's New Brunswick Apple" was extremely popular in the late 1800s.

1853: The 'Concord' grape was introduced by its breeder, Ephraim Wales Bull, to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

1903: The Society for Horticultural Science was formed in the rooms of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston, on the occasion of the 28th biennial session of the American Pomological Society. Liberty Hyde Bailey was co-founder and first president. In 1916, it would become known as the American Society for Horticultural Science.

1971: The Gladys Porter Zoo, a zoological and botanical garden in Brownsville, Texas, opened.

2005: The world's largest watermelon weighing 268.8 pounds (121.9 kg) was cut from its vine by Lloyd Bright.

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