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Rediscovering My Winter Wonderland, by Angela Carson

I awoke this morning to a fresh, white world, and as always, was moved by the beauty of it. I am no recent transplant to the Midwest, having lived here my entire life, but there is still something awe-inspiring about the transformation worked in the garden by the first snowfall.

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Fractals in Nature - The Big(ger) Picture!, by LariAnn Garner

Now we'll move on to a larger scale than ground level plants and animals. I'm talking about mountains, clouds, rivers, valleys, and the like. Fractals play a vital role in the manifestation of all of these. So let's start exploring . . .

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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose 'Day Breaker' (Rosa )

Floribunda Rose 'Day Breaker'

(Rosa )

When I ordered this plant, I wasn't sure I'd like it. The photos online showed colors that were ... gaudy, even mismatched....
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Willis Orchard Company

Review by dentednj:

This is the first time I didn't check here for a review before ordering from a company. If I had I would not have ordered...
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BirdFiles: Blackbird (Turdus merula)


(Turdus merula)

The Blackbird, which was introduced to New Zealand in the 1860's, lives in gardens, orchards, scrub and native forest, usually...
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BugFiles: Honeybee (Apis mellifera)


(Apis mellifera)

2014 ... I have tons of Honeybees in my yard, an amazing amount actually. I was getting swarms of them on my hummingbird...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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!


Thorn branch ID Please!

Looking to find out what plant / bush / tree this thorn branch is from? I am designing a new sculpture that I'd like to sculpt this habitat for it. But in order to find better close ups of the leaf clusters I would need to
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  Today in history: December 18  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your garden is ready for winter, but is your pond? Time to make sure your finned friends have access to oxygen even when ice forms over the surface.

1730: Thomas Tofield, British botanist and engineer, was born at Wilsic Hall near Wadworth. He would send specimens to William Hudson who was compiling data for Flora Anglica. The genus Tofieldia is named in his honor.

1771: Philip Miller, Scottish botanist, died at age 80. He was chief gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden and introduced the word "vanilla" to the English language in his "Gardener's Dictionary."

1988: The afternoon high of 68 degrees in Sheridan, Wyoming was a record and 7 degrees warmer than the afternoon reading at Key West, Florida.

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