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Gardeners Prep Your Engines, by Paul Rodman

Picture this scenario, the first nice spring day arrives. You're going to get a head start on your yard work. The garden will be tilled and the grass cut before the day is done. You go to the garage and give the mower a pull, nothing! You pull again, nothing; again you give the cord a jerk, not even a sputter. @#$%&&%^ you scream, "Daddy, Mom says you shouldn't use that kind of language", says your son or daughter watching intently near by. This scene could have been avoided if you had taken a little time before putting your power equipment away in the fall

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Gardening As We Age: The Home Enabling Garden, by TC Conner

The aging process cannot be put on hold, but seniors with physical limitations can still enjoy gardening well into their golden years by changing how they garden.

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PlantFiles: Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis)

Chinese Quince

(Pseudocydonia sinensis)

A full grown Chinese Quince tree has been at my mom's house here in Virginia since before we moved in, over ten years ago. It...
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Burgess Seed

Review by Gravypants:

I placed an order for over 60 various bare-root plants with this company in the spring. After placing the order, I read a...
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BirdFiles: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Lesser Yellowlegs

(Tringa flavipes)

Most commonly found during the fall migration, the lesser yellow legs has a finer straighter bill than the greater yellow...
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BugFiles: Tersa Sphinx Moth (Xylophanes tersa)

Tersa Sphinx Moth

(Xylophanes tersa)

I discovered these beauties a couple days ago and every day I go and check in the flower bush to see if they are there and...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bear Creek Preserve

5 stars
This is a 3,412 acre preserve of forest and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed that is the Pocono Plateau...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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Does anyone know......

....what this plant might be? It used to grow along the east side of a house my mom lived in. She collected the seeds for me and I never planted them until this month ( Oct 2016). The seeds are at least 15 years old and
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  Today in history: October 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Fresh apples and pumpkins abound. Go ahead, buy enough to make a pie or other homemade treat for your family.

1789: S. Heinrich Schwabe, German botanist and astronomist, was born in Dessau. After a brief career as apothecary, he would discover the sunspot cycle and draw Jupiter's great red spot.

1822: James Sowerby, English naturalist and illustrator, died at the age of 65. His illustrations appeared in Curtis's Botanical Magazine as well as in A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland.

1997: Raymond Hollenson, American botanist, died. He was professor of botany and curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

1997: Strong winds, exceeding 120 miles per hour, flattened approximately 20,000 acres of trees in the Routt National Forest in Colorado.

2007: Jesse Eldrid of Rhinebeck, New York, recorded the largest amaranth (Amaranthus). It was 8.48 meters (27 feet, 10 inches) tall.

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