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The Thanksgiving Lesson, by Sharon Brown

It all started with the realization that I was unable to eat anything that had lived, breathed, listened to, or looked at me. If it had eyes, it could see me, and there was no way I could eat it. Nobody was going to talk me out of that one, not even on Thanksgiving Day.

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Protecting Your Plants from Winter Wildlife, by Susan Beal

Don't let your perennials become the winter food source for hungry wildlife. Find out everything you need to know to protect your property and your landscaping plants.

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PlantFiles: Scarlet Passion Flower (Passiflora coccinea)

Scarlet Passion Flower

(Passiflora coccinea)

One positive thing about growing passaflora or passion vine is that it is the host plant for the Gulf Fritillary butterfly....
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Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Review by HerMorningDove:

I have ordered from Annie's Annuals and Perennials several times and have always been pleased with the quality of the plants...
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BirdFiles: American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

This must be my year for Robins. A few weeks ago I was working in the dirt in my side yard and noticed a beat up looking...
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BugFiles: Yellow-spotted Millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana)

Yellow-spotted Millipede

(Harpaphe haydeniana)

We had a ton of these bugs in our garden once upon a time. I think they got introduced through some plant we bought and...
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Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: Roses - A Firefly Guide

Roses - A Firefly Guide

Review by DonnaMack:

This is a beautiful hardcover book that is incredibly practical. It categorizes roses by use, such as roses in beds, shrub...
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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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This a random insect my friend found in Florida. Can someone please tell me what it is because I have no idea and it looks rather interesting.
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  Today in history: November 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: We all have friends living in other climates and when one happens to live in a warmer climate, their lush photos and descriptions may have you lusting for their garden, but remember to respect your zone. You can always push a little, but don't expect miracles.

1701: Anders Celsius, Swedish scientist, was born at Uppsala. He would join an expedition to determine the shape of the earth, develop a tool for measuring the brightness of stars and invented the centigrade scale for measuring temperature.

1831: Dr. Gustav Radde, German naturalist and explorer, was born in Danzig. He would explore eastern Siberia and published several books on the flora and fauna of the lands he visited.

1984: The graduate school of agriculture and animal science was established at Konkuk University in Korea.

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