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PlantFiles: Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Corn Poppy

(Papaver rhoeas)

Pretty wildflower. Weedy habit. Wiry, twining stems and delicate petals. The blooms don't last long and fade quickly in bright...
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A Nearly Native Nursery

Review by abinafoe:

NNN was fantastic! They dealt with me the old fashioned way: They were courteous and patient and didn't treat my small order...
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BirdFiles: Willet (Tringa semipalmata)


(Tringa semipalmata)

Formerly placed in its own genus as Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, but recent genetic evidence places it in the genus...
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BugFiles: Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

Large Milkweed Bugs

(Oncopeltus fasciatus)

I feel better after reading all the comments. I don't care about the seeds, in fact I pick the pods off my "Scarlett Milkweed"...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

La Casa Verde

4 stars
Full service nursery, family owned. A wide selection of trees, tropicals, succulents, annuals, perennial shrubs, garden...
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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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What is this plant?

I cleared out an area in the front yard and this started coming up about 2 weeks ago. I thought I got all the plants and roots out, but this tenacious little thing sprouted like nothing happened. Anyone know what it is?
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  Today in history: July 6  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your friend really doesn't have a green thumb, you can always suggest a rock garden.

1766: Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist and illustrator was born. The greatest ornithologist prior to Audubon, whom Wilson met in 1810 in Kentucky.

1785: Sir William Jackson Hooker, English botanist, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He would become the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

1806: The American silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata) was collected by Captain Meriwether Lewis in the Ovando Valley, Montana.

1931: Dr. Kizhakkedathu Mathai Kochummen, Malayan botanist, was born in Kerala, India. He would specialize in Malayan forestry and work extensively on the Tree Flora of Malaya Project. He wrote "Tree Flora of Pasoh Forest," making it the best documented forest in Malaysia.

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