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Integrated Pest Management, by Paul Rodman

Integrated Pest Management what an intimidating term; that was my thought when I first heard it during my Master Gardener class some ten years ago. Since that time Iíve come to discover that IPM is a very basic approach to controlling pests and diseases in the yard and garden.

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PlantFiles: Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

Crown of Thorns

(Euphorbia milii)

Coastal central Florida. A tenant planted this years ago under a palm tree. It never gets watered , pruned or fertilized....
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A Nearly Native Nursery

Review by kgriffit:

Great variety of native plants at reasonable prices. I was looking for butterfly, hummingbird, as well as berry plants to...
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BirdFiles: Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)

Hammond's Flycatcher

(Empidonax hammondii)

Flycatchers of the genus empidonax are so similar they can be difficult to identify. The Hammond's Flycatcher is commonly...
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BugFiles: Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria tircis)

Speckled Wood Butterfly

(Pararge aegeria tircis)

There are three subspecies. The most common is 'tircis' and is distributed throughout Europe except for the far north. The...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Changing Seasons Landscape Center

5 stars
Whatever you are looking for - this is a great place to shop. If you are traveling long distance looking for something...
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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!


CLOSED: What is this plant?

Found this potted plant while outside of a restaurant. Any ideas on the name?
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  Today in history: July 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't fret: a misshapen leaf on your hibiscus doesn't mean it's mutating or dying. It's like the eccentric relative - they may be a little different but they're still part of your family tree.

1586: Sir Francis Drake returned England from Virginia, bringing tobacco with him.

1910: Large hailstones fall in Todd and Wadena counties in Minnesota, some weighing as much as 5 pounds.

1931: Grasshoppers and locusts destroyed thousands of acres of crops in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.

1943: A hurricane with 100-mile-per-hour winds hit Houston, Galveston and other Texas coastal cities. The unnamed and sudden storm killed 19 people and injured hundreds. WW II pilots training near Galveston flew into the eye of the storm, using the storm to experience instrument flying.

1966: Louisiana adopted the Pelecanus occidentalis, known as the brown pelican, as their state bird.

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