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PlantFiles: Aechmea Bromeliad (Aechmea recurvata)

Aechmea Bromeliad

(Aechmea recurvata)

I have two plants of this , both slightly different, in the ground under a deciduous oak tree. They are truly a frost- Hardy...
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BirdFiles: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay

(Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jays may be the cleanest birds I've ever seen. In my back yard they're always in pairs and one keeps watch from the...
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BugFiles: Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail

(Papilio cresphontes)

This butterfly is commonly seen in San Diego. My spouse and I have seen it frequently where we live, and occasionally...
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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

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CLOSED: In my new woodland backyard

I haven\'t been able to garden for 10 yrs. Eager to get back in the dirt, but I have forgotten so much. Taking the easy route here so probably easy ids. Thx ahead for any help
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  Today in history: April 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Sprouts aren't just pretty to look at, but they're delicious and nutritious. Start some alfalfa or mung seeds and set them on your windowsill to provide some color and a handy addition to your next sandwich.

1782: William Darlington, American botanist, was born in Birmingham, Pennsylvania. He would establish a natural history society in Pennsylvania and publish several works on botany.

1795: Captain Charles Sturt, English explorer of Australia, was born in India. He would find a route to the center of Australia and pioneer an overland route to Adelaide.

1854: Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, Danish botanist, died in London, at the age of 68. He spent much time in Calcutta, serving the East India Company's Botanical Garden there until he retired. The palm genus (Wallichia) is named for him.

1858: Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux received a $2,000 prize, beating out 33 competitors with their "Greensward Plan" design for Central Park in New York City.

1891: The Governor of New York approved a bill to incorporate a garden (now the New York Botanical Garden) within the Bronx gardens and zoo.

1897: Michigan adopted the blossom of the sweet crabapple tree (Pyrus coronaria, now Malus coronaria) as its state flower by an act of the legislature

1917: The governor of Alaska signed the bill designating the Alpine forget-me-not (Myosotis alpestris) as the official flower of Alaska.

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