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TODAY'S FEATURES

Hummers at your window - a great gift idea!, by Jan Recchio

Here is a perfect gift for someone you know who already enjoys hummingbirds in their garden, or for someone who would like to attract hummers to their yard. If you like hummingbirds and don't already have this, get one for yourself, too... they're inexpensive and so much fun! A hummingbird window feeder.

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Searching for giardini in Rome, by Sally G. Miller

Would I drop my family responsibilities like a load of hot potatoes and run off to Rome? You bet I would. Did I look for flowers while I was there? You bet I did!

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Tahitian Gardenia (Gardenia taitensis)

Tahitian Gardenia

(Gardenia taitensis)

Here in Kona our plant has reached 15 to 18 feet planted in full sun. It was languishing in a mostly shady spot until transplanted...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Trees of Antiquity (formerly Sonoma Antique Apple Nursery)

Review by DEEJOA:

We have purchased a variety of trees from TOA. Our experience has been consistently positive since we discovered this company...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Indian Peafowl

(Pavo cristatus)

I acctually own 5 peafowl! They really compleate a garden, in fact they are the reason I got into gardening! They do peck...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Blister Beetle (Epicauta pardalis)

Blister Beetle

(Epicauta pardalis)

These appeared literally overnight after two thunderstorms. Potato vines are covered with them. Early on they appear to...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

Gardens in the land of rain, Shakespeare, and Happy Potter

Just came back from a 2-week trip to the UK. Because of the mild climate and long daylight during the summer time, gardens in the UK were still lush and full of flowers, which made me rather jealous.

Here
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  Today in history: September 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Want to get closer to nature? Start composting those food scraps instead of scraping them into the garbage.

1829: The National Botanic Garden of Belgium was inaugurated by laying the foundation for the first (and still existing) building.

1914: The last passenger pigeon, once a common sight in the eastern U.S., died at the Cincinnati Zoological Garden.

1952: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (and botanical gardens) opened to the public.

1992: Proclaimed National Wattle Day in Australia to honor the national flower, the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha).

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