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5 Multipurpose Cover Crops For Fall And Winter, by Mark Wolfe

Not all cover crops are created equal. These five varieties feed the soil and the gardener.

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A Corky Tree, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

A corky tree: can you guess which oneĀ 

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PlantFiles: Starfish Cactus (Orbea variegata)

Starfish Cactus

(Orbea variegata)

Central Phoenix -- Orbea variegata grows in the ground and in pots in my garden. Most of the plants are all over 15 years...
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Review by Katehayes:

The customer service was fantastic. They really take the time to make sure everything is right and you are happy with the...
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BirdFiles: Yellow-fronted Canary (Crithagra mozambica)

Yellow-fronted Canary

(Crithagra mozambica)

I would see this bird only periodically in Waikiki, but have seen it regularly in the last few months, since February 2009,...
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BugFiles: Carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea)

Carpenter bee

(Xylocopa violacea)

There large size and large buzzing noise may seem fearsome, but they are one of the more docile bees and do an excellent...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Yellow Springs Farm

4 stars
It is a nice small native plant nursery, selling eastern American native plants in pots and containers in a beautiful country...
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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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mountains plant

hi its smile close to thyme but not the same
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Gardeners who move back to their home town might rediscover their roots.

1874: The Copenhagen Botanical Garden in its present location was officially opened to the public.

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