Photo by Melody
Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

Welcome to Dave's Garden!

Dave's Garden is the hands-down favorite website of gardeners around the world. Our articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 217 forums, and identify your plants, pests, birds and butterflies. Here's what's happening right now in Dave's Garden...


Gardening picture

Garden Visitor: The Tufted Titmouse, by Gwen Bruno

Among the most acrobatic of foragers among the treetops, the tufted titmouse can often be seen clinging upside down on a tree in search of insects hidden behind bark or leaves.

Continue reading »

Gardening picture

A Fall Color Display, by Bonnie Grant

Autumn is a transition period from the actively live garden to winter dormancy. The change of the season also brings changes to your plants, some of which are good changes. For instance, the deep colors of maple trees as they enter their winter sleep, sloughing off leaves that turn almost any hue on the color wheel.

Continue reading »
View more features


PlantFiles: Dentaria (Cardamine glandulosa)


(Cardamine glandulosa)

This applies to all species of Dentaria: They can be used as a condiment or as a salad ingredient. The rootstocks are peppery-pungent....
Read more »



Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)

Review by iceblink:

We bought Green Giant Arborvitae trees from Thuja Gardens. The trees we received were great - very healthy and also the...
Read more »


BirdFiles: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay

(Cyanocitta cristata)

I put a bird feeder out 5 months ago and the Blue Jays love the Black Sunflower Seeds. You can tell the other birds, except...
Read more »


BugFiles: White Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

White Lined Sphinx

(Hyles lineata)

These are the MOST AMAZING moths - I look forward to seeing these (as well as other hawk moths) every evening during the...
Read more »


Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
At 5:45 on a recent Saturday evening, I discovered five (5!) hungry Monarch caterpillars in my garden! They had eaten all...
Read more »


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...
Read more »

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.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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!


Bloomed on my birthday!

This is Blc. Haiku Elf 'Mini Purple', a compact plant. This is the first time I have seen this variety bloom and the flower is way more beautiful than the picture posted by the commercial grower (and any picture I can find
View Responses (4 replies)

View all our forums »

  Today in history: October 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: In the northern hemisphere, the sun is setting faster these days. Enjoy the approaching season, and welcome it with bright new fall wreath on your door.

1765: The Franklinia alatamaha (named for Benjamin Franklin) plant was discovered by John and William Bartram along the Altamaha River in Georgia.

1874: Leroy Abrams, American botanist, was born at Sheffield, Iowa. He would become Assistant Curator of Plants at the United Stated National Museum, then Professor Emeritus of Botany at Stanford University. Many species are named in his honor.

1890: Yosemite National Park was created by Congress to preserve the curiosities and wonders in their natural condition.

1890: President Benjamin Harrison approved transferring the duties of the weather service to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

1942: Kentucky adopted the Cardinalis cardinalis, known as the northern cardinal, as their state bird.

1953: Ohio chose the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), as their state bird in 1933. The decision was effective in 1953.

1976: Kosampi Park, a 125-acre botanical garden on the bank of the River Chi in Thailand, was announced as an arboretum.

2009: The Argia vivida, the vivid dancer damselfly, becomes the official State Insect of Nevada. In a contest among the fourth grade classes throughout the state, three students from John R. Beatty Elementary School, submitted the winning essay. They stated that this insect is silver and blue, (Nevada's state colors) found throughout the state,and is beneficial to the economy and the quality of life of the residents. It is also the only damselfly among the 55 insects listed among the other states, making it unique, just like Nevada.

» Gardening History Forum

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America