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PlantFiles: European Dog's Tooth Violet (Erythronium dens-canis)

European Dog's Tooth Violet

(Erythronium dens-canis)

Erythronium dens-canis is a native plant here in Austria. In gardens it blooms early in the year and needs shady place under...
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Roberta's Unique Gardens (formerly Roberta's Inc.)

Review by penpen:

I purchased Lucifer Crocosmia corms in May but didn't received the order for nearly a month and the corms I received were...
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BirdFiles: Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Carolina Chickadee

(Poecile carolinensis)

Another one of my favorites. In the winter, their coloring is striking against snow. They are just as busy and happy as...
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BugFiles: Great Orange Tip (Hebomoia glaucippe)

Great Orange Tip

(Hebomoia glaucippe)

The Great Orange Tip flies in Southern Asia (India). One adorable little snakelike caterpillar which feeds on Cardamine...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tall Timbers Nursery

5 stars
Great selection of woody and herbaceous perennials. Many trees to select from and they are very knowledgeable and helpful....
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Gardening Book: Hosta Seizure

Hosta Seizure

Review by SeizedByHostas:

When Funky begins hearing voices in the garden, he and his clients fear some intractable force has taken hold. As the mystery...
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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!


Tree of heaven?

Trying to figure out what this tree is. It is about 25 feet tall right now. I don\'t notice a smell to it, so not sure what it is. Please help...thank you!
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  Today in history: August 20  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Shorter days mean winter is coming. Now's the time to get those spring bulbs ordered and planted - it will give you something to look forward to during the cold months ahead.

1843: Dr. Edward Lee Greene, American botanist, plant collector and taxonomist, was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. He would become professor of botany at University of California, Berkeley, and work with the Smithsonian Institution.

1857: A plague of grasshoppers destroyed wheat, corn and vegetable gardens in Otsego, Minnesota. The devastation caused many farmers to sell or abandon their farms.

1912: The U.S. congress passed the Plant Quarantine Act, where all importers of nursery stock were required to obtain a permit from the Horticultural Board before bringing plants into the country.

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