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A Grapevine Christmas Tree, by Marie Harrison

For years friends have given me "gardening" Christmas ornaments. I have sprightly garden Santas, garden angels, miniature gardening tools, flower and butterfly ornaments, and all manner of garden knick-knacks made especially for hanging on a Christmas tree. For a long time I hung them on the tree with all my other ornaments. However, as collectibles so often do, my garden ornaments became more and more numerous.

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Who invented veggie soups anyway??, by Sharon Brown

I wonder about a lot of things, most of them trivial, but now that the weather is getting a bit dreary, and heat is good wherever we find it, I've been fixated on vegetable soups. I like to know the source of the food I eat, so here are my thoughts on this warm comfort food.

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PlantFiles: Noisette 'Crepuscule' (Rosa )

Noisette 'Crepuscule'

(Rosa )

I have this trained against the south end of my house and I'm very pleased with it. It is a vigorous plant and blooms reliably...
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Willhite Seed Inc.

Review by decherdt:

Another satisfied customer, two years in a row now. Germination rates and test dates on the packages, affordable prices....
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BirdFiles: White Tern (Gygis alba)

White Tern

(Gygis alba)

"A Field Guide To The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific;" by H. Douglas Pratt. Copyright 1987, Published by Princeton...
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BugFiles: Scarlet Skimmer (Crocothemis servilia)

Scarlet Skimmer

(Crocothemis servilia)

I have read that they came to Florida from Brasil in the 70s, but didn't know about Texas. They eat mosquitoes, which are...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
There have been quite a few negative reviews on here as well as other sites. I\'d like to add my experience. . . I ordered...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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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!


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  Today in history: December 9  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Is it one of those days when everything feels a little off-kilter? Take it as a sign to postpone sharpening your lawn mower blade, opt for sturdy shoes, and slather on a little sunscreen before heading outdoors. Better safe than sorry.

1652: Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist, was born at Leipzig. He would become curator of the University of Leipzig medical garden and author many books on plants. He nearly blinded himself by looking at sunspots.

1735: John Lightfoot, English botanist and conchologist, was born at Newent, Gloucestershire. He would write Flora Scotica and botanized under the patronage of the Duchess of Portland.

1886: Clarence Birdseye, American naturalist, was born. While working in the Arctic, he would observe how ice, wind and extreme cold quickly froze fish, preserving the taste and texture. He began national distribution of frozen vegetables in 1944.

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