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Surprise Scallions for a Delicious Easter Meal, by Adina Dosan

Cooking with my own vegetables from my vegetable garden is one of the wonderful things country life has brought to me. Spring is the most beautiful season for gardening, when everything around sprouts and turns green. Sometimes I happen to have sprouts I didn't know about in my garden, but that's one of the best surprises ever!

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Celebrate National Garlic Day, by Damian Fagan

Garlic has a long and interesting history than spans from the Ancient Egyptians to modern day gardeners. As a result, April 19 is National Garlic Day, a day to celebrate this culinary and medicinal plant.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Tom Johnson' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Tom Johnson'

(Iris )

Very unique bloom--outstanding color and smaller bloom size (and different form) than most tall bearded irises. Very high...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Horizon Herbs, LLC

Review by reddirty:

I ordered 3 elderberry plants from Horizon herbs and I would like to compliment the staff of Horizon herbs on a job well...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Ovenbird

(Seiurus aurocapilla)

I see them almost every spring as they migrant through the area - they look strongly like thrush but is warbler sized and...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata)

Flame Skimmer

(Libellula saturata)

The posted specimen was perched on a reed rising out of a special stream in the Bitter Lakes NWR. The refuge has developed...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Caldwell Nursery

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We have been here twice and both times the lady that owns it, was rude. She just seemed to be put out until she realized...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Passalong Plants

Passalong Plants

Review by Rosiespring:

I don't live in the South unless you consider South Dakota as "south". "Passalong" does share stories of many of the plants...
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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

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  Today in history: April 18  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your garden requires frequent watering, and preferably some of it in the form of perspiration.

1845: Nicolas-Theodore de Saussure, Swedish botanist and vegetable physiologist, died at age 78 in Geneva. His work would outline the process of photosynthesis. The genus Saussurea is named for him.

1918: Maryland adopted the black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta) as the official state flower.

1982: The third Floriade, an international horticulture exhibition held every ten years, opened in Amsterdam. Following the closing of the event, the park where it was held was enlarged and renamed Gaasperplaspark.

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