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TODAY'S FEATURES

Windowsill Herb Garden, by Shannon McKee

Growing your own herb garden doesn't take a big backyard or a lot of gardening know-how.

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Stringy Strophanthus, by Audrey Stallsmith

What “long-haired” plant is pretty, perfumed, and poisonous?

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Cup of Gold Vine (Solandra maxima)

Cup of Gold Vine

(Solandra maxima)

My spouse and I see this plant whenever we visit Balboa Park. There is a very large specimen surrounding and on top of the...
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Classy Groundcovers

Review by ESloane:

I ordered 10 Christmas ferns from Classy Groundcovers. They arrived promptly in good condition (bare root plants) and are...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay

(Cyanocitta cristata)

I love Bluejays, but........... I can shed a little light on the mystery of why they are considered bullies and aggressive...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Puss Moth Caterpillar (Megalopyge opercularis)

Puss Moth Caterpillar

(Megalopyge opercularis)

I found one of these on my lemon tree last summer. It was the first one I had ever seen, but because I had experienced being...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tree of Life Nursery

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This nursery sells California native plants only. But there are so many to choose from! Their website has a huge catalog...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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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

if you could recommed one rose

Sitting outside when it is too hot to work gives time to plan for cooler weather and what I want to redo in the garden. One knockout rose needs to go but I would like to have a rose in that location. I live about 30 minutes
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  Today in history: July 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't forget to be grateful for your dirt; it's rooting for you!

1768: The Providence (Rhode Island) Liberty Tree, located on Olney Street was dedicated by the Sons of Liberty with an oration by Silas Downer.

1804: William Forsyth, Scottish botanist, died at age 67. He was a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society and the genus and Forsythia is named in his honor.

1866: Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist and plant physiologist, was born in Lambeth, London.

1912: The U.S. Department of Agriculture banned absinthe, a bitter alcoholic beverage distilled from wormwood; it was subsequently banned from most European countries. Recently production and distribution have resumed in most countries.

1959: The Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden opened its doors to the public.

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