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Aunt Bett's Story about the Devil's Plant: Datura, by Sharon Brown

I asked Aunt Bett why we couldn't pick that beautiful white flower that bloomed in the evening and on into the night. She sat me down right then and there and told me the story of near death and destruction brought about by the misuse of the Devil's Plant. And she made me promise to never touch Devil's Plant no matter what, 'cause the devil got ahold of anybody who did.

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Perfectly picotee - choice picotee edged flowers for the summer garden, by Sally G. Miller

I'm a sucker for picotee flowers! They're the ones whose petals have a delicate border of contrasting color. This trait is easy to find in some plant families, hard to come by in many. If you, too, love the picotee flower, read these recommendations.

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PlantFiles: Eastern Coneflower 'Ruby Star' (Echinacea purpurea)

Eastern Coneflower 'Ruby Star'

(Echinacea purpurea)

Has performed way past my expectations, since I took a while to get this young plant in the ground from it's 4-inch nursery...
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Santa Rosa Gardens

Review by Sherilou:

Santa Rosa Gardens has great prices on plants and shipping as well as a wonderful selection to choose from. They processed...
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BirdFiles: Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)


(Sturnus vulgaris)

Starlings are not native to North America and are an invasive species. Until native predator species learn that they can...
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BugFiles: White-dotted Prominent Moth (Nadata gibbosa)

White-dotted Prominent Moth

(Nadata gibbosa)

I have just found this moth while watering my plants, and for some reason named it MudCruckey (Cruckey for short)...but that...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Changing Seasons Landscape Center

5 stars
Whatever you are looking for - this is a great place to shop. If you are traveling long distance looking for something...
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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!


How Was Your Day #415

Just about the end of another month. Where did it go?

Let's start a new thread and hope it flies by in better shape then this one did.
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  Today in history: July 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your life may be an open book, but it's best to keep the details of your plant budget under your garden hat. What happens at the garden center stays at the garden center.

1804: The Lewis & Clark expedition noted fallen timber and other evidence of a "harican" (tornado) in the Council Bluff area of Iowa that was estimated to have occurred about a year previously..

1909: Mrs. Jane Loring Gray, wife of distinguished American botanist Asa Gray, died at Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts, at the age of 84.

1974: The Croatian Entomological Society held its inaugural meeting in Zagreb.

1981: During her wedding to Prince Charles, Princess Diana carried a wedding bouquet measuring 42 inches long, 15 inches wide, and weight between 2 and 3 kilos. It was made up of 10 different flowers, including a sprig of myrtle taken from a bush grown from the original myrtle in Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet.

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