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Trees Of North America: Eastern Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis, by Melody Rose

The white branches reach into the winter sky, making a stark contrast to the dark gray trunks of the other forest residents. A streak of light among the dreary sameness. Like the painted ponies of the Native Americans, the Sycamore tree is an unexpected splash of excitement in the uniform monotones of the commonplace landscape.

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Memories of a Longleaf Pine, by Stephanie Boles

Growing up in the sandhills of northwest Florida, I was blessed to have the freedom to roam the woods. One of my favorite places to walk was a stand of longleaf pines on the west side of our property. An uninterrupted stroll through a stand of longleaf pines, the piney woods to old-time southern folks, is a true pleasure.

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PlantFiles: Blue Mist Spiraea 'Dark Knight' (Caryopteris x clandonensis)

Blue Mist Spiraea 'Dark Knight'

(Caryopteris x clandonensis)

Mine got big and floppy, probably because I did not hard prune it in the spring. I sure will next year, this is a nice little...
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Seeds & More

Review by kristax:

Ordered indoor plant and bonsai seeds Dec 13/2014, shipped Dec 15/2014, received Dec 22/2014. Planted indoors, the moonflower...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

(Polioptila caerulea)

That's exactly what I saw this bird doing at the Heard Nature and Science Museum in McKinney TX. The blue was so striking,...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Bristly Cutworm Moth (Lacinipolia renigera)

Bristly Cutworm Moth

(Lacinipolia renigera)

The larvae feed on many herbaceous plants and are destructive. It is found throughout North America except for the Yukon...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

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Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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!

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  Today in history: December 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Feeling the urge to spend more time in the greenhouse these days? Put that time to good use and tidy it up while you're out there.

1796: Then U.S. Vice-President Thomas Jefferson ordered 20 bushels of cowpeas from Edward Rutlage and gave instructions for shipping them to him. In its day, Jefferson's gardens at Monticello introduced many new fruits and vegetables to America and abroad.

1865: Herbert John Webber, American plant physiologist, was born at Lawton, Michigan. He later became Professor Emeritus of Subtropical Horticulture of the University of California and coined the word "clone" in 1903.

1872: Herman Montague Rucker Rupp, Australian botanist, was born at Port Fairy, Victoria. He would botanize with Sir Ferdinand Mueller.

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