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Please Thank a Farmer, by Melody Rose

This week we're supposed to consider what we're thankful for. Please take a minute to thank a farmer.

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PlantFiles: Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

Pride of Barbados

(Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

I've seen this locally called Mexican Bird of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise or Bird of Paradise. It's one of the few plants...
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J.L. Hudson, Seedsman

Review by karrr:

Easy and Super quick! Very happy with my order....
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BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Two years ago I noticed what I can only describe as a male 'bald-headed' Cardinal in my yard. At the time a visitor told...
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BugFiles: Long-jawed Desert Termite (Gnathamitermes perplexus)

Long-jawed Desert Termite

(Gnathamitermes perplexus)

These desert termites live and breed undergroud and number in the 1,000's per colony. ...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Edible Landscaping

5 stars
This is my second time ordering from Edible Landscaping. The first time ordering was an excellent experience; same for the...
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Gardening Book: the book of little hostas

the book of little hostas

Review by sybilshappylife:

I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for...
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A carnivorous plant in Cairns QLD, Australia


I would wish to know the name of this plant. This photo was taken in Cairns QLD, in november 2009. Thank you for your answers.

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  Today in history: November 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Does your lunch sandwich seem a little bland? The crunch of sprouts would liven things up. Swing by your garden center for some seeds, and start a batch today.

1813: Don Francisco de Paula y Marin was born. He is credited for establishing the first vineyard and first pineapple crop in Hawaii.

1854: Gottlieb Haberlandt, Austrian botanist, was born. He would propose the idea of totipotentiality, a theory that each plant cell could give rise to a complete plant.

1900: Mississippi school children voted Magnolia as their favorite flower, but it was not made official until 1952.

1913: Roy Orlo Woodbury, American botanist, was born in Montpelier, North Dakota. He would work in Puerto Rico with the Agricultural Experiment Station, and later as a taxonomist in the Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico. Many plants are named in his honor.

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