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Announcing the Winners of our 2015 Pixel County Fair!, by Melody Rose

The 2015 Pixel County Fair is over and you've voted for the winners. Take a moment to congratulate your fellow members who shared the best of their gardens and kitchens this year.

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Make a New Gardener Out of an Existing Friend, by Susanne Talbert

Have you ever just wished you had a close friend to garden with...someone close in proximity and in camaraderie? Someone who would go on Saturday morning nursery trips with you and make you feel less-bad about all the money you spend while there? True, we all have each other here on Dave's Garden, but some of these friends can be half a world away. Here are some tips on how to create a gardener out of a supposedly "black-thumbed" friend who can be your new gardening buddy. This feat is actually a lot easier than you might think.

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PlantFiles: Evergreen Wisteria (Millettia reticulata)

Evergreen Wisteria

(Millettia reticulata)

I have had 2 evergreen wisterias for 5 years. They were beautiful and problem free for 4 years . Last year they leafed out...
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Fleur des Tropiques

Review by IlhadoPico:

I am leaving a Neutral rating, since Negative feedback maybe too strong for this company since the seeds arrived and there...
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BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Two years ago I noticed what I can only describe as a male 'bald-headed' Cardinal in my yard. At the time a visitor told...
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BugFiles: Passionvine Hopper (Scolypopa australis)

Passionvine Hopper

(Scolypopa australis)

The Scolypopa australis, commonly know as the Passionvine Hopper, is a brownish/grey colour with partly transparent wings....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Willisbrook Preserve

4 stars
A 126 acre land preserve of woods and meadow with trails. Most of the site is one of the serpentine barrens that has the...
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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!


blooms won't open.

I don't know what this vine/plant is but since I relocated it in my yard, the blooms don't open. They just fall off after a week or so.
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  Today in history: October 3  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Have some too-tight or too-loose jeans and shirts in your closet? Use them to make a fun fall scarecrow for your garden for a few weeks, then wash them up and send them off to a favorite charity.

1742: Anders Jahan Retzius, chemist, botanist and entomologist was born in Kristianstad, Sweden.

1822: William Dandridge Peck, American professor of natural history, died at his residence in the Harvard Botanic Garden. He was replaced by Thomas Nuttall.

1895: Monroe Evans Gardner, Professor Emeritus of horticultural science at North Carolina State University, was born in Blacksburg, Virginia.

1996: Thomas ap Rees, English botanist, died in Cambridge a few days before his 66th birthday. He was Professor of Botany and head of Plant Sciences at Cambridge.

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