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Green bean soup: a summer delight that cooks in a snap, by Jill M. Nicolaus

Whether you grow bush beans or pole beans in your garden, seek out snap beans at a local farmers market, or luck into a fresh delivery of green beans at the grocery store, these slender veggies are a favorite summer treat. Read on for more about growing, harvesting, and preparing these garden-fresh delights…

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How to Freeze and Preserve Sweet Corn, by Melody Rose

Summer's bounty is upon us and learning to preserve our fresh fruits and vegetables is a healthy and economical way to enjoy our hard work. Often gardeners give away excess, or roadside stands appear offering garden fresh produce. Corn is easy to put by for the winter and you don't have to own any special equipment to take advantage of the harvest.

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PlantFiles: Nishiki Willow 'Hakuro Nishiki' (Salix integra)

Nishiki Willow 'Hakuro Nishiki'

(Salix integra)

A shrub grown for its dramatically variegated new foliage. Leaves emerge white with pink tones and gradually green up over...
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Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery

Review by jeffoxtoby:

Dealing with Jane & Hank at Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery was a very pleasant experience from start to finish, it was like they...
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BirdFiles: Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Pileated Woodpecker

(Dryocopus pileatus)

This bird is common in my yard. We have three seperate nesting pairs. We call them "woodpecker-saurus" bacause of their maniacal...
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BugFiles: Locust Borer (Megacyllene robiniae)

Locust Borer

(Megacyllene robiniae)

Although the larvae are found beneath the bark of the Black Locust trees, I've never seen this insect in enough numbers to...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Needham's Nursery & Landscaping Inc.

5 stars
I have been going to this family owned/operated nursery for the past 13 years. Looking at the google map on the "Info For...
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Gardening Book: Waterwise Gardening (Burpee American Gardening Series)

Waterwise Gardening (Burpee American Gardening Series)

Review by manza:

This is one of the earlier books to address the need for conserving water. Today we look for "drought-tolerant" plants if...
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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!


New home owner in need of help. :)

I have quite a few of these. They are gorgeous and thick, just really over grown. Don't know what they are or when to prune.
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  Today in history: July 12  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Be the first one on your block to take a step toward self-sufficiency. Plant a front-yard vegetable garden or check out the city ordinances on having chickens in your backyard.

1817: The first flower show in Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland was held.

1834: David Douglas, Scottish explorer and botanist, died and was buried in an unmarked grave in Hawaii. He was 35 years old. For the Royal Botanic Institution of Glasgow, he explored areas in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest; his discoveries introduced over 200 new and notable species of plants.

1861: George Washington Carver, noted inventor and educator, was born near Diamond Grove, Missouri on or about this date. His accomplishments including introducing peanut and sweet potato crops as viable alternatives to cotton, and advocated sustainable agriculture.

1873: It was reported that it rained frogs in Kansas City, Missouri.

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