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TODAY'S FEATURES

A Day In the Life of a Snag, by Carole Menser

I've written about my snag tree before. It's still standing in the corner of my back yard and I still love that old snag.

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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Garden, by Patricia Oelze

It's that time of year when you are just itching to get outside and plant something. But is your garden a good place for your pet?

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Ornamental Oregano 'Kent Beauty' (Origanum rotundifolium)

Ornamental Oregano 'Kent Beauty'

(Origanum rotundifolium)

I like to create a herb towers because I love the textures and colors. Little did I know how impressive this little herb...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Japanese Maples and Evergreens

Review by susanlyons:

I ordered 3 Japanese Maples and one bamboo. The bottom of the box had fallen out, which delayed the 2-day shipment for a...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)

Gouldian Finch

(Erythrura gouldiae)

Important Note: EN - Endangered species - in its natural habitat of Northern Australia. There are likely only 2500 of these...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

White Admiral

(Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

Common butterfly, the only other that might be confuse for it is the other form, Red Spotted Purple but both is now consider...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

5 stars
A great little garden! A lot of new areas have recently been opened up. Great year round, but if you want the best experience,...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Review by joannspearsrn:

Got it for $5 from Amazon, used. Best garden money I ever spent....
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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

mystery #10

Another berry I think :) Seems different from the others I\'ve posted.
Can anyone identify?

Thanks in advance!
Stephanie
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  Today in history: May 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Everyone has a hidden talent and may need a little encouragement to draw it out. Consider the asparagus fern. Did you know it will climb with a little support?

1902: Crater Lake in Oregon was dedicated as a national park. It is the deepest lake in the U.S., and seventh-deepest in the world.

1906: William Lanier (Bill) Hunt, American botanist, was born in Pomona, North Carolina. He would become a charter member of the American Rock Garden Society and author of "Southern Gardens, Southern Gardening"; in his later years he donated his 125-acre Hunt Arboretum to the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

1909: The New York Times published the following poem about "dogwood winter" by W.J. Lampton: "Now Jack Frost comes with his nipping airs To take from the Spring his final toll; He looks like Winter, but he always wears A dogwood blossom in his buttonhole." Read more here.

1947: New Hampshire's governor Charles M. Dale, signed the bill designating the white birch (Betula papyrifera) as the official state tree.

1997: The Southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) became the official state tree of Alabama.

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