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TODAY'S FEATURES

Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 2-14-16, by Melody Rose

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I (heart) my garden , my garden (hearts) me, by Sally G. Miller

February brings Valentine's Day for the romantics and American Heart Month for the pragmatic and health conscious among us. "Hearts" and "gardening" go hand-in-hand. Let's count the ways our gardens "heart" us with health and beauty, and then play a game.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)

Bleeding Heart Vine

(Clerodendrum thomsoniae)

I read all the comments posted as I was curious about others experience with this plant. I've had the same plant for 10...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Mass Spectrum Botanicals

Review by Ressurection:

I ordered $32 worth of Resurrection Ferns in April of 2015 and foolishly waited to see if they would come after reading some...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Brown Thrasher

(Toxostoma rufum)

Georgias State Bird. Very friendly bird, if you go near them every day they will let you get within a few feet of them....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Spider Wasp (Pepsis thisbe)

Spider Wasp

(Pepsis thisbe)

This huge bug scared the beegeezus out of me and the dog. Buzzed past us as we were relaxing under the pergola. At first,...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Breshears Florist & Nursery

5 stars
Good selections, reasonable prices, friendly and knowledgeable service. Experience gained over several years....
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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 starkbros:

This book is a complete 200-year history of the Stark family members who were involved in the business, starting in 1816,...
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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

I\'d this plant please

Have this plant and put it in the bedroom and forgot about it. Really liked it and would like to get another one. Don\'t know the name if someone could I\'d it would b great
Sami
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  Today in history: February 14  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Forget those candy hearts and serve a salad to your sweetheart today: lettuce be valentines.

1779: Captain James Cook, renowned explorer, was killed by Hawaiians at Kealakekua Bay. He was 49 years old at the time.

1803: Moses Coates, of Downing's Field, Pennsylvania received a U.S. patent for a mechanical apple parer. This was the first patent granted for such a device, although famous inventor Eli Whitney is credited for creating a similar device in 1778, at the age of 13.

1955: Utah named the (California) sea gull (Larus californicus) as their state bird.

2000: Idaho named the huckleberry the official state fruit.

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