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Adding Fall Color with Ornamental Kale, by Tricia Drevets

It ís interesting how certain vegetables go in and out of style. Although it is has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years, kale is currently in.

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Identifying and Treating Fire Blight in Pear Trees, by Jeanne Grunert

Fire blight is one of the deadliest diseases found in apple and pear trees. It strikes during many phases of the tree's growth and flowering. Outbreaks can occur anywhere but are especially prevalent in the northeastern United States, where periodic outbreaks affect both commercial and backyard orchards.

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PlantFiles: Italian Arum (Arum italicum)

Italian Arum

(Arum italicum)

I have had a positive experiance with this plant in my zone 5b garden in full sun, and well drained loam about 4" deep Planted...
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The Sample Seed Shop

Review by PhilaGardener:

This was my first year getting seeds from The Sample Seed Shop. Everything I planted had great germination rates and grew...
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BirdFiles: Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Indigo Bunting

(Passerina cyanea)

We see these beautiful little guys during the late winter here. They do eat from our seed feeders, along with our other usual...
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BugFiles: Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail

(Papilio cresphontes)

Actually, these butterflies are moving, living and breeding further north each year. They are now successfully overwintering...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sierra Paradise Gardens

5 stars
I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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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!


CLOSED: Is this a fern?

We saw this pretty plant in the woods and thought it might be a fern. Please help identify.

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  Today in history: September 15  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: So you have a list of garden chores as long as your shovel handle. That's okay, but don't forget to plan for some fun, too - balance is important.

1492: During his first voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus enters the Sargasso Sea, being quite amazed at the plants that grew so thick in the salty waters.

1700: Andre le Notre, French landscape architect, died at age 87. He was gardener to King Louis XIV and helped construct the park of the Palace of Versailles and extend the westward vista of the Tuileries.

1850: Wilhelm Nikolaus Suksdorf, German botanist, was born. He would immigrate to America and botanize in Washington state, sending plants to Asa Gray who named Suksdorfia violacea after him. He ultimately collected over 150,000 plants.

1898: The first agricultural fair in Orange (near New Haven) Connecticut, took place, with displays of fruit and vegetables, canned goods and jellies, livestock and poultry.

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