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Gardening With Architectural Plants, by Sue Taylor

Sometimes a border needs a big bold statement, something to draw the eye. This is where architectural plants come in!

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What's That Bug? Junonia coenia, the Common Buckeye , by Melody Rose

Gardeners often encounter unique and colorful insects in their gardens. The trick is to know which ones are friends and which ones are foes. This series of articles will help identify some of the most unusual ones and give you a peek into their lives.

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PlantFiles: Chinese Magnolia Vine (Schisandra rubriflora)

Chinese Magnolia Vine

(Schisandra rubriflora)

I inherited this vine when we purchased our home in dec 2010. It sure is beautiful and not very finicky. Took quite a while...
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Henry Field's Seed & Nursery

Review by mjbivens:

I placed an order for several different fall items, totaling over $100 on August 2nd, 2014. My credit card was charged the...
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BirdFiles: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker

(Picoides pubescens)

Besides being useful for removing insects from tree bark, these birds are a joy to watch. They love the suet feeders and...
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BugFiles: Green Metallic Bee (Agapostemon cockerelli)

Green Metallic Bee

(Agapostemon cockerelli)

This bee flew up wifes pant leg and stung her 13 times in the upper thigh. Possibly protecting something, Just wanted to...
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Boka Farms

2 stars
the owner has no respect for anyone including employees. i quit a few months ago and have no intentions of ever coming back....
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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  Today in history: August 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Check for standing water around your property and either dispose of it, or treat it to prevent mosquito larvae.West Nile virus is a late-summer problem that we can minimize by being diligent.

1770: Captain James Cook claimed New South Wales for the British crown.

1813: Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist and illustrator died. The greatest ornithologist prior to Audubon, whom Wilson met in 1810 in Kentucky.

1856: John West, Australian horticulturist and irrigation pioneer, was born at Armstrongs Diggings, Mount Ararat, Victoria. He would promote fruit and vine culture when rust destroyed the local wheat crop and used intensive cultivation to plant 20,000 trees, currants, grapes and tomatoes from a 22-acre farm.

1893: The Botanical Society of America was formed with 25 charter members, including L.H. Bailey, Frederick Colville, and other notable botanists of the day.

1933: The Herb Society of America was formally organized in Ipswich, Massachusetts, with seven founding members. Its purpose is to further the knowledge and use of herbs.

1955: Hail fell to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.

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