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Not Quite Dead: Regrowing from the Root Up, by Jill M. Nicolaus

We know about perennials going dormant in the winter. But did you know that plants can also “play dead” when stressed or neglected?

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Oregon blackberries: a blessing and a curse, by Tricia Drevets

Oregonians have a love-hate relationship with blackberries.

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PlantFiles: Tube Clematis (Clematis heracleifolia)

Tube Clematis

(Clematis heracleifolia)

This species grow from woody short stems, usually several inches tall and bloom in late fall - a few weeks before some asters...
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Backyard Berry Plants

Review by jgottshall:

I am fairly new to gardening and started gardening organically on a small scale. I ordered eight berry plants from Keith...
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BirdFiles: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

(Cacatua galerita)

I had never been a pet bird lover, than I met a women who had a 6 month old cockatoo and I fell in love with her and this...
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BugFiles: Suttons crayfish (Euastacus suttoni)

Suttons crayfish

(Euastacus suttoni)

Nice Critter....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Berlin Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

5 stars
An outstanding botanical garden with 80+ acres of excellently displayed flora. There is a rose garden, American grassland...
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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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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!


plant heights different this year?

I am growing 6' zinnias @home. I consider it a lack of strong sunlight, but I am seeing this in other areas as well- my cukes bloom, grow tall and never fruit. On the highways I also see plants that should be tall and havent
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  Today in history: July 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your garden has yielded a peck of peppers, it's time to pickle them. Don't know how to can? Ask your older neighbor across the street - she might be pleased to pass along her talents to you.

1835: Benjamin Bussey of Roxbury, Massachusetts posthumously established the Bussey Institution, School of Agriculture and Horticulture at Harvard University via a trust in his will.

1901: Arkansas adopted the apple blossom as the official state flower.

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