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Stocking Up, by Audrey Stallsmith

What member of the cabbage family comes out looking like a rose?

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Now Is the Time to Trim Your Evergreen Hedges, by Shannon McKee

Your hedges can make or break your house's appearance. Time to break out the trimmers and up your curb appeal.

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PlantFiles: Guzmania Bromeliad 'Cherry' (Guzmania )

Guzmania Bromeliad 'Cherry'

(Guzmania )

Large green rosette to 28" tall & 28" wide - typical inflorescence in cherry coloration and yellow flowers. 24" arching...
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Spring Hill Nursery (aka

Review by joandud:

Not only did they ship the 1 agastache I ordered in early March, they shipped it and 8 others at the beginning of April....
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BirdFiles: Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Anna's Hummingbird

(Calypte anna)

This is a species of hummingbird that appears year-round in Southern California. I have seen them on numerous occasions...
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BugFiles: Imperial White (Delias harpalyce)

Imperial White

(Delias harpalyce)

The Imperial White is a beautiful butterfly from SE Australia, which feeds its caterpillars entirely on Mistletoe plants,...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Atlantic Nursery

4 stars
I have been a customer of Atlantic since forever & have always enjoyed my experience here. Nursery is located a couple blocks...
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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

Review by joannspearsrn:

Got it for $5 from Amazon, used. Best garden money I ever spent....
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CLOSED: What is it and can it be saved?

Found this 1.2 m (4 feet) tall plant of the fern/ palm kind, ready to be thrown out by a neighbor. Interested in the exact species and wether or not it can be nurtured back to full health.

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  Today in history: May 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Setting a timer to remind you to move the sprinkler is a good idea. But before you kick back with that new novel, be sure you won't fall asleep and miss the beep. Your plants need watered, but they don't need to swim!

1716: Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist and scientist, was born. He was a pioneer in several fields including plant physiology; he would become the first director of the Museum of Natural History in Paris.

1732: According to his journal, Linnaeus collected the twin flower on his journey to Lapland. He later consented to having it named Linnaea in his honor.

1745: English naturalist Joseph Banks described the art of surfing when he noted in Tahiti that "all seemd most highly entertaind with their strange diversion."

1846: Sir Henry Alexander Wickham, English explorer and plant collector, was born in Hampstead. He would travel to Latin America and South America, collecting thousands of seeds for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His efforts were largely responsible for displacing rubber production from Brazil to Asia.

1892: Jeanette Cole (Jane) Grant, journalist and gardener, was born in Joplin, Missouri. She would co-found the New Yorker magazine with her first husband and create White Flower Farm with her second husband, William B. Harris.

1987: New York declared the apple to be the official state fruit.

2004: Wisconsin became the 30th state to participate in the U.S. Treasury's 50 State Quarters coin program. By a statewide vote, a farming theme of Agriculture/Dairy/Barns was chosen to decorate their coin.

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