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Photinia and Aronia - Shrubs for Foliage, Flowers and Fruit, by Todd Boland

It seems plant taxonomists are busy reclassifying many of our popular garden plants. The chokeberries, Aronia, are now considered a type of Photinia. This article will descibe the genus Photinia (including Aronia), a group of shrubs valued for their foliage, flowers, fruit and in some cases, fall foliage.

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Down Under, Though Not in Oz…, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

Strange title I agree but if I had used ‘under the volcano’ one would have imagined I was plagiarizing Malcolm Lowry’s novel... Actually today’s hike is not for the faint-hearted, or lazy. We are going underground through lava tunnels!

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PlantFiles: New Zealand Christmas Tree 'Gala' (Metrosideros excelsa)

New Zealand Christmas Tree 'Gala'

(Metrosideros excelsa)

These plants will grow in zone 9b, and can handle light frosts once established. They grow in exposed coastal areas and are...
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Gurney's Seed & Nursery

Review by u2dan:

I wrote a similar review for Michigan Bulb, apparently Gurney's and Spring Hill are related. Their websites look exactly...
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BirdFiles: Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)

Common Redpoll

(Acanthis flammea)

I get whole flocks of these in the winter coming to eat off the feeders. We enjoy trying to pick out the two or three hoary...
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BugFiles: Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

Eastern Pondhawk

(Erythemis simplicicollis)

Found throughout most of eastern North America, these are one of the most common of the Skimmers. They are found in areas...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Enchanted Gardens

5 stars
Enchanted Gardens is my favorite plant place in all of the Houston area. Family owned and operated, I find only the highest...
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Gardening Book: Landscaping D-Mystified

Landscaping D-Mystified

Review by aggie80:

There was no need for me to hire a landscape designer because this book showed me how to design a beautiful garden myself....
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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!


Who uses Murphy Oil soap and for what?

I bought it thinking it would be good for cleaning wood floors and it resulted in a sticky and sometimes slippery mess. I hate to throw it out so decided to ask the clean mavens whether they use this product or not.
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  Today in history: April 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Cover that antique table with glass, or put a drip-catcher under your potted plant to avoid having water rings in your future.

1837: A meeting in the City Hall of Detroit, Michigan organized the first county Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

1893: The U.S. Supreme Court declared the tomato a vegetable, and subject to the Tariff Act which required a tax to be paid on imported vegetables, but not fruit.

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