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My Favourite House Plant Books, by Lee Anne Stark

Have you ever come across one particular book that you could never part with? A book that has everything you could ever need in it, that answers every question you might have? Here are two of my favourites.

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Extending the Lettuce Harvest, by Jeanne Grunert

If you love lettuce, these tips will help you grow lettuce for longer periods of time the garden. Learn how to beat the heat!

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PlantFiles: African Violet 'Optimara Maine' (Saintpaulia )

African Violet 'Optimara Maine'

(Saintpaulia )

Optimara Maine (6568) 05/25/1987 (Holtkamp) Single white/purple shading. Medium green, plain. Standard ...
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Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)

Review by Lhundrup:

I ordered a few seed packets from these guys, and received the seeds in a respectable time (holiday weekend). So far everything...
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BirdFiles: Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Sharp-shinned Hawk

(Accipiter striatus)

The Sharp-shinned Hawk, also called Little Blue Darter, is a beautiful bird that we see in our area from October through...
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BugFiles: Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Widow Skimmer

(Libellula luctuosa)

Hunts for other small insects - like mosquitos from a perch on top of a stick or twig. The male is the blue one....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

4 stars
Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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been growing 5 tomato seedlings indoors since early Feb. and they all have been looking awesome, nice thick stems, good and bushy, but over the past couple of days, 2 of them have been showing some issues. Im not all that
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  Today in history: March 6  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Leftover coffee in the coffeepot? Use it to water your acid-loving houseplants.

1521: Ferdinand Magellan arrived in Guam; his was the first European group to visit this island inhabited by the Chamorro, an advanced society skilled at fishing, hunting and horticulture.

1716: Pehr Kalm, Swedish botanist, was born in Angermanland, Sweden. He would botanize in Europe, Russia, and North America, and write the first scientific description of the Niagara Falls. The genus Kalmia is named for him.

1847: The first horticultural society in the southern U.S. was organized at Union Springs, Alabama.

1909: The University of the Philippines, Los Banos, was founded as the College of Agriculture by American botanist and agriculturist Edwin Copeland.

1918: The Commonwealth of Virginia adopted the Dogwood blossom (Cornus florida) as the official floral emblem.

1964: The red maple (Acer rubrum) was formally adopted as Rhode Island's state tree, nearly 60 years after it won a voting contest among the state's schoolchildren in the 1890s.

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