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Wedding Flower Crafts: Beyond the Bouquet, by Anna Burke

Looking for some wedding flower crafts to spruce up your big day?

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Skunks as Pets, by Melva Wheeler

Have you ever considered a pet skunk? It's not as strange as it sounds--there are more than a million pet skunks in the United States. That is only an estimate, because many skunks are kept illegally and are not counted.

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PlantFiles: Chinese Flowering Chestnut (Xanthoceras sorbifolium)

Chinese Flowering Chestnut

(Xanthoceras sorbifolium)

So far, seeds are easy and fast to germinate. I hope the growth will be fast enough and cold hardy! ...
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Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

Review by cjparker:

I love browsing the print catalog and the big magazine. I ordered online and got my seeds within a week. The freebies that...
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BirdFiles: Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

(Melanerpes carolinus)

I love these birds. Ever since we moved to the Ozarks we have had hundreds of bird visitors and these are one of my favorites....
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BugFiles: Black Webspinner (Oligotoma nigra)

Black Webspinner

(Oligotoma nigra)

I believe this is invading my greens in the garden . I flush them with water but they are back the next day. I will take...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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Review by suzebrown:

I am the author of this book, and I took the 35 photographs that appear in it, too. Needless to say, I love it. Eleanor...
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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.

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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!


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  Today in history: February 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Before you pick up a shovel or weed puller, be sure your body is ready for another gardening season. Make sure you're warmed up and fully stretched.

1603: Andrea Cesalpino, Italian physicist, philosopher and botanist, died in Rome at age 83.

1746: Johann Heinrich von Heucher, German botanist, died at Dresden; he was 70 years old. Heucher was professor of Botany at Wittenburg; the Heuchera genus is named for him.

1828: Mihaly Fazekas, Hungarian botanist who wrote the "Book of Spices," died

1860: William Louis Abbott, American naturalist was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1879: Georges-Jules Bugnet, writer, botanist and rose breeder, was born Chalon-sur-Sa˘ne, Burgandy, France. He would move to Canada in 1905 and create many hybrid rugosa roses including 'Therese Bugnet', 'Louise Bugnet' and 'Marie Bugnet'

1940: Woody Guthrie, American songwriter, penned the iconic folk tune This Land is Your Land

1944: Mississippi named the Mimus polyglottos, commonly known as the mockingbird as its official bird.

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