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Digging Up Your Tender Bulbs and Tubers, by Laura Foreman

Want to enjoy your beautiful dahlias and begonias next year? Try storing them inside over the winter.

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Focus on the Florida Native Lupine, by Jacqueline Cross

I have always been a proponent of using native and heirloom plants in the garden.

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PlantFiles: Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)


(Cynara cardunculus)

See the series of cookbooks, (County) The Beautiful Cookbook. The Italy version had recipes for Cardoon....
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Kigi Nursery

Review by neiljac:

bought umbrella pine 'green star' and hemlock 'jervis'. both arrived better than described and in timely fashion....
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BirdFiles: Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

Rufous Hummingbird

(Selasphorus rufus)

Although I have not seen this bird in the city I reside in (San Diego), I have seen it in parts of L.A. County, in particular...
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BugFiles: Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)


(Harmonia axyridis)

These pests just can't seem to be stopped. They swarm in the fall and as others have posted are attracted to heat. Our home...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tall Timbers Nursery

5 stars
Great selection of woody and herbaceous perennials. Many trees to select from and they are very knowledgeable and helpful....
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Gardening Book: Hosta Seizure

Hosta Seizure

Review by SeizedByHostas:

When Funky begins hearing voices in the garden, he and his clients fear some intractable force has taken hold. As the mystery...
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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 weed or?

Came in the soil of a plant I ordered online.
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  Today in history: September 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If a plant is not living up to your expectations, remove it now, because in spring, you'll be tempted to nurse it along for another year.

1777: John Bartram, American botanist, died in Philadelphia. His 16-acre botanic garden in Pennsylvania is open to the public.

1800: George Bentham, English botanist, was born in Stoke near Portsmouth. He would explore the Pyrenees and write several botanical books.

1958: The Institute of Vegetable and Flowers was established in China.

1985: The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held in Champaign, Illinois, to raise money for family farmers in the U.S.

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