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Dave's Garden is the hands-down favorite website of gardeners around the world. Our articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 144 forums, and identify your plants, pests, birds and butterflies. Here's what's happening right now in Dave's Garden...
Sexual reproduction in flowering plants involves the production of seeds, while asexual reproduction takes place by way of plant parts such as offshoots, cuttings, corms or tubers. Plants resulting from asexual reproduction are identical copies, or clones, of the original plant. However, some plants can produce seeds that yield new plants identical to the parent. This unusual type of reproduction promises tremendous possibilities for the future of agricultural crops. . .
Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)... Read more »
With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of.
From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.
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!
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Time to start thinking about your bird feed - check out the local birding store, and plan now for homemade suet to feed your feathered friends.
1799: Augustin Saint-Hilaire, French botanist, was born at Orleans, France He would explore South America and Brazil, gathering 24,000 specimens of plants and thousands of insects and animals. Many species are named for him.
1850: A convention of fruit growers at St. Albans, Vermont passed a resolution to form the Vermont Horticultural Society.
1879: Edward Murray East was born. An American botanist and chemist he helped with the development of hybrid corn and focused on controlling the protein and fat content of possible hybrids.
1922: Marion Ellis Rowan, Australian naturalist and illustrator, died at Macedon, Victoria. She traveled in Australia and America, painting the native flora.
1953: Frank Lloyd Wright was quoted in the New York Times as saying "The physician can bury his mistakes but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines."