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Cogongrass in the Southeastern United States: Looks can be deceiving, by Jacqueline Cross

The grass is not always greener on the other side. Cogongrass is a good example of how non-native plants can take over the landscape, disrupt our fragile ecosystem and take years to eradicate. This is one more reason why we should plant native alternatives instead.

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Superstitions In the Garden, by Adina Dosan

I love my plants and I wouldn't want them to die suddenly, for some mysterious reason. Yet, this happens all the time, even to the best of gardeners. Some might say it was someone's evil eye, but I say it was just a black thumb gardener.

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PlantFiles: Tropical Water Lily 'Panama Pacific' (Nymphaea )

Tropical Water Lily 'Panama Pacific'

(Nymphaea )

I have had this variety growing for over 3 years now in our pond. I keep plants of it going year-to-year by taking a bunch...
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Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)

Review by kxhawkins:

Bought 25 thuja trees and was surprised at how fast they got here. Sent two emails to Roy and both were responded to very...
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BirdFiles: Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird

(Agelaius phoeniceus)

I live next door to a wetland that was planted with cattails a few years ago. The Red-winged Blackbirds have come by the...
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BugFiles: Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)


(Harmonia axyridis)

I'll add my negative to this. One, they are not native. Two, they try to hibernate in mass numbers in my home. It...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Talmage Farm Agway

4 stars
Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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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!


Lamiaceae or Scruphulariaceae?

IDifficult to know which family this plant belongs to. Found on the edge of a wood. Plant difficult to photograph against a grassy background. elevation 175 m. photographed october 2014.
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  Today in history: October 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It may be fall, but allergens lurk in leaf litter and decaying compost, too. Be sure to shower before bed if you've spent the day tidying up.

1492: Christopher Columbus wrote in his log "little different from our own, it is a marvel" in his first European description of a hummingbird.

1587: Charles Dubois, treasurer of the East India Company, died. He had a garden filled with the newest exotic plants and his collection of dried plants occupied 74 volumes.

1823: Victor Lemoine, French hybridizer, was born at Delme, Lorraine, France. He and his descendents created over 200 lilac varieties, and he was the first foreigner to receive the Victorian medal of Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society.

1889: John Ball, Irish politician, naturalist and traveler, died in London, at age 71. He was the first president of the Alpine Club.

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