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Introducing Bob, Master Gardener, by Geoff Stein

In an effort to keep from getting too serious all the time, Bob, a Master Gardener (self proclaimed) shares his wisdom after many years making the same mistakes over and over again.

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The Honeybee: Its History and Importance to Our Lives and Our Gardens, by Melody Rose

If you eat a piece of fruit today, thank a honeybee. Chances are, the bee was directly responsible for its pollination. Honeybees not only produce honey, but are an important agricultural asset as well.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Coral Bells 'Chocolate Ruffles' (Heuchera )

Coral Bells 'Chocolate Ruffles'

(Heuchera )

Solid deep-maroon-chocolate leaves with heavily ruffled edged and royal purple undersides. Strong purple spikes 30" tall...
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Florida Hill Nursery

Review by snapple45:

I just received an order of thirty-five canna Blueberry Sparkler for a botanical garden where I'm a designing horticulturist....
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Cooper's Hawk

(Accipiter cooperii)

I've always loved predatory birds and I was blessed last year when a pair of Cooper's built a nest and raised their 2 young...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail

(Battus philenor)

This is a positive general informational note.: The caterpillars will reveal two yellow horns near it's head, if disturbed....
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Rarefind Nursery (Rare Find Nursery)

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I took the hour long trip to visit Rare Find Nursery last June. I spent all day looking at all their wonderful plant offerings....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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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.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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: January 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Be sure to check your houseplants for pests. Even though they're indoors, bad bugs sometimes find them.

1811: Robert Dick, geologist and botanist was born at Tullibody, Scotland. He created a herbarium of mosses, ferns and flowering plant, which is now stored at Thurso.

1828: Ferdinand Julius Cohn, German biologist, was born in Breslau. He would be the first to classify bacteria as plants.

1903: The Connecticut Botanical Society was organized at New Haven, Connecticut with 31 members.

1956: Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii received 38 inches (96.5 cm) of precipitation, a state record.

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