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10 Bugs You Need to Know About, by Tricia Drevets

Not every bug is bad for your garden.

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Ginger: Not Just For Men and Houses Anymore!, by Tina Bolin

Everyone knows that ginger is a spice used to flavor gingerbread men and houses. Do you know what else it can be used for? What about how to grow your own instead of buying it at the grocery? There are many types of this plant and most have uses far beyond just looking pretty. In this article I plan to enlighten you on how versatile ginger really is and that growing it is so very simple!

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PlantFiles: Lavender Moonvine (Ipomoea muricata)

Lavender Moonvine

(Ipomoea muricata)

I ordered the white moonvine (impomoea alba) and received 5 of these as free seed. I started them indoors last March, and...
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Sylvies Orchids

Review by Waynjames:

I have to agree with GeezerBill. I've been purchasing from Sylvie's for a number of years and my experience has been terrific....
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BirdFiles: Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Brown Thrasher

(Toxostoma rufum)

Georgias State Bird. Very friendly bird, if you go near them every day they will let you get within a few feet of them....
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BugFiles: Red-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus ternarius)

Red-Tailed Bumble Bee

(Bombus ternarius)

I have had some variation of this bumble bee in my garden for the last 7 years. The first one I saw only had red on the...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Plant Detectives

5 stars
While their perennial selection is very good, it\'s their trees that are truly outstanding. Acres of trees, lot of gorgeous...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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Purple flower growing in Hertfordshire

We are hoping to grow these in our home in Fuertventura but we do not know what they are.
Any help identifying them most welcome so we can pop in a garden centre there in September.
Thank you
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  Today in history: July 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your life may be an open book, but it's best to keep the details of your plant budget under your garden hat. What happens at the garden center stays at the garden center.

1804: The Lewis & Clark expedition noted fallen timber and other evidence of a "harican" (tornado) in the Council Bluff area of Iowa that was estimated to have occurred about a year previously..

1909: Mrs. Jane Loring Gray, wife of distinguished American botanist Asa Gray, died at Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts, at the age of 84.

1974: The Croatian Entomological Society held its inaugural meeting in Zagreb.

1981: During her wedding to Prince Charles, Princess Diana carried a wedding bouquet measuring 42 inches long, 15 inches wide, and weight between 2 and 3 kilos. It was made up of 10 different flowers, including a sprig of myrtle taken from a bush grown from the original myrtle in Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet.

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