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The Common Elderberry; Wildlife-friendly and Medicinal too!, by Melody Rose

Many roadside plants had a number of important purposes in earlier times, whether they provide food, medicine or materials for clothing or dye-stuffs, it is interesting to step back into time and see what our ancestors used in everyday life.

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Coffee tasting on the Big Island of Hawaii, by Jill M. Nicolaus

Some folks go on wine tasting tours of Napa Valley. We're coffee drinkers. Hawaii's "Kona Coast" has some of the best coffee in the world!

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PlantFiles: Aconite (Aconitum napellus)


(Aconitum napellus)

I love these in the very neglected garden at my parents' house in northern NH (zone 4) - they keep thriving and blooming...
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Jackson & Perkins

Review by LoneSomeGeorge:

The bare-root rose I received from Jackson and Perkins (order number WEBJP1344936, ITEM NUMBER 45779) had broken dormancy...
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BirdFiles: Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Dark-eyed Junco

(Junco hyemalis)

I usually enjoy juncos in my yard all winter and always look forward to seeing them. They are always ground feeders here,...
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BugFiles: Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Cabbage White

(Pieris rapae)

I will give this species a negative because it is not native, but I will not use poisonous means to kill any. The children...
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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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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!


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  Today in history: August 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It's still summertime but fall is coming. Time to plan ahead for a fun outing with friends. Check out the local corn mazes and pumpkin patches now; you'll be ready when autumn arrives.

1744: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet chevalier de Lamarck, French botanist and zoologist was born in Picardy, France. He would publish his 3-volume "Flore Francoise" and become a royal botanist.

1794: Simon W. Lisk, American botanist, was born in Otsego, New York. He would develop skills in medicinal botany.

1817: Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert was born. An English chemist, he is the co-inventor (with John Bennet Lawes) of superphosphate fertilizer.

1859: Mary Elizabeth Parsons, American horticulturist, was born in Chicago, Illinois. She would author "The Wild Flowers of California".

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