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Snowdrop - The First Sign of Spring, by Adina Dosan

I've always wanted to have my own snowdrops in my garden. Just seeing this beautiful, tiny flower popping up from under the snow brings me hope that spring is coming--its purity and spring scent always brings joy to my heart. I was surprised when a friend didn't know what a snowdrop looked like! That's when I decided to write about this plant that brings joy to northern "peeps" each spring!

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PlantFiles: Coleus 'El Brighto' (Solenostemon scutellarioides)

Coleus 'El Brighto'

(Solenostemon scutellarioides)

This variety has one of the most striking, beautifully patterned and colored coleus leaf, but it is VERY difficult to root...
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Ison's Nursery & Vineyard

Review by SE_1969:

Long time customer. I've purchased many fruit trees and muscadine vines from Ison's over the years and have always been pleased...
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BirdFiles: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild Turkey

(Meleagris gallopavo)

I live on cape cod and last spring this bunch of about 30 turkeys strolled through. They ate my birdseed so I now invest...
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BugFiles: Buckeye (Junonia  coenia)


(Junonia coenia)

A Very Beautiful Butterfly.I always thought it was a kind of Moth. It loves my Raspberry Wine BeeBalm flowers....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
So happy with the products this company shares! Not only did they give me how-to\'s when I was in their shop, they also sent...
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Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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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!


CLOSED: Is this a rose?

Just moved in to a place with an overgrown garden that needs a lot of work
Can someone help me Id this please?
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  Today in history: January 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Icicles and ice-coated tree branches are beautiful, but can be dangerous. Watch your trees for falling limbs after an ice storm.

1759: Robert Burns, famed Scottish poet and lyricist, was born near Ayr. His father was a farmer and market gardener and many of Burns works allude to his childhood spent in the Scottish countryside.

1799: Eliakim Spooner of Vermont patented a gravity feed seed planting machine; however, it was not until 1840 that a practical seed planting machine was developed.

1908: Robert Statham Williams departed on his final expedition, to Panama on behalf of the New York Botanical Garden, where he was an assistant curator specializing in mosses.

1950: Virginia chose the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) as their state bird.

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