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Sweet corn: pass the floss, please...., by Dea O'Hopp

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

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Repurposing Items for the Garden: Old Tires, by Timmy Jo Given

There are many items in the yard that once had a purpose but then were discarded. What to do with them? How about "repurposing" them for a little rejuvenation of the landscape...just for the fun of it!

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PlantFiles: Summer Poinsettia (Amaranthus tricolor)

Summer Poinsettia

(Amaranthus tricolor)

I live in upper east Tn. (Kingsport, Tn near Bristol) and got a seed in with another plant a friend in Bristol had given...
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Blue J Iris

Review by WTCHHoDog:

My first order from Sheri and the whole gang at Blue J and won't be my last! Sheri was so helpful, as I don't do credit...
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BirdFiles: Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Collared Dove

(Streptopelia decaocto)

Non-Native invasive species in Oregon. Hunters can take as many as they can shoot during applicable game bird season. Easily...
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BugFiles: Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)

Meadow Fritillary

(Boloria bellona)

I always see these out in the lane down to the pastures below the house on mayweed and hawksweed. They also spend time back...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Needham's Nursery & Landscaping Inc.

5 stars
I have been going to this family owned/operated nursery for the past 13 years. Looking at the google map on the "Info For...
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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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Unknown nice plant in neighbor's garden

Hello, everyone.
This plant is growing in a neighbor's garden. She threw away the nursery tag that came on the plant and doesn't remember what the name of it is. I like it and would like to find out what it is so
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  Today in history: July 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even though most of your gardening energy is spent outside these days, don't neglect your houseplants. They need water and food, too.

1819: Ernest Saint-Charles Cosson, French botanist, was born. He would study botanical specimens from North Africa; several species of plants are named in his honor.

1822: Austrian scientist and priest Gregor Johann Mendel was born in Heinzendorf, Czech Republic. He would become famous for his studies on genetics, first hybridizing garden peas then honeybees.

1884: James Snowden Calvert, English botanist and explorer died at the age of 59. He lived his adult years in Australia where he participated on an overland journey from Brisbane to Port Essington.

1921: The Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin were officially established.

1934: Howard William Dill, the "Pumpkin King" was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He would create the 'Dill's Atlantic Giant' pumpkin and patent it in 1985; the 18-year patent expired in 2004.

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