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The Catalpa Tree, by Sharon Brown

You either hate the catalpa or you love it, there is very little room for any other sentiment. No matter which side of the fence you lean toward, you might change your mind after reading this article.

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Ten Texas Native and Wild Plants, by Jacqueline Cross

Texas is an interesting state filled with beautiful plants. Ten of these plants are listed here but there are thousands more in the hills and valleys of Texas just waiting to be rediscovered.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)

Impatiens

(Impatiens walleriana)

This is the most reliable flower for shade gardens that I have found. From small bedding plants in the spring, impatiens...
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Fatalii Seeds

Review by kaskaskia1:

Great source for rare pepper seeds. Fast and friendly service. I received my order in just 8 days. Ordering is very easy...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Eastern Wood Pewee (Contopus virens)

Eastern Wood Pewee

(Contopus virens)

I raised a baby, being with the wildlife rescue, and was told I had a flycatcher. But the pictures I found didn't look quite...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Io Moth (Automeris io)

Io Moth

(Automeris io)

I found these munching on my hisbiscus and my Rangoon Creeper this week. Not knowing, I accidentally brushed my hand past...
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Talmage Farm Agway

4 stars
Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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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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CLOSED: Can someone ID this tree?

I tried to id using leaf charts and bark but nothing looks the same. Help would be greatly appreciated.
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  Today in history: October 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Looking to join a garden club? Make sure it's a grass-roots organization.

1813: Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer and naturalist was born in Trebatsch, Prussia. He would explore Australia, and in 1847, he undertook his last expedition in Queensland; his body was never recovered.

1897: The Botanical Society of Pennsylvania was instituted at the University of Pennsylvania.

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