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Identifying Wildflowers: Downy Heath Aster, Symphyotrichum pilosum, by Melody Rose

Autumn wildflowers show off their end-of-the-season beauty and are some of the most striking roadside blooms of the year.

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Late Bloomers: Perennials for Your Autumn Garden, by Gwen Bruno

Most gardeners like to cultivate or purchase at least a few chrysanthemums for autumn color. But don't overlook the many other fall-flowering perennials that can keep your garden alive with scent and color as cooler weather arrives. Try planting some of these late bloomers, either now or in the spring, and you'll find yourself eagerly anticipating next fall.

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PlantFiles: Daylily 'Small Tempest' (Hemerocallis )

Daylily 'Small Tempest'

(Hemerocallis )

Ivory cream pale yellow blend with red eye above yellow green throat. (Tet. Dragons Eye Witches Wink)...
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A Nearly Native Nursery

Review by Sandrinha:

A visit always seems welcomed and interest and curiosity are well rewarded. Leave yourself plenty of time to browse and...
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BirdFiles: Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)

Pine Siskin

(Spinus pinus)

we saw these for the first time this early spring at our feeder. There were 4 tiny females that looked pitiful like they...
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BugFiles: Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla klugii)

Velvet Ant

(Dasymutilla klugii)

Velvet ants are actually a kind of wasp species. The females are wingless as are some of the males which even scientists...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Yellow Springs Farm

4 stars
It is a nice small native plant nursery, selling eastern American native plants in pots and containers in a beautiful country...
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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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I would like to have this plant identified

This plant belongs to my sister's step-daughter. Julie said she has had the plant for years and keeps it in her well lit bathroom. This year it bloomed for the first time, and she would like to know more about the plant.
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  Today in history: October 10  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Before you light that fireplace for the first time, when did you last have it cleaned? Hire a chimney sweep to check it and remove any nests or debris. Better safe and cozy than smoke-filled and sorry.

1757: Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist, was born. He would pioneer the taxonomy of lichens.

1759: Peter Collinson wrote to John Bartram, promising to acquire a collection of tomato seeds for him.

1842: Robert Manning, American pomologist, died at age 58. His Pomological Garden in North Salem was unrivaled in the variety of fruits he was cultivating.

1896: Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller, German-born Australian botanist, died in Melbourne at the age of 71. He was appointed Government botanist for Victoria and established the National Herbarium of Victoria.

1966: The album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme by Simon and Garfunkle was released. It contained the adaptation to an old English folksong: Scarborough Fair. The herbs mentioned in the title all had meaning to the medieval people. Parsley was said to remove bitterness. Sage was cleansing. Rosemary symbolized love and Thyme stood for courage. The song is sung from the standpoint of a man who was jilted by his lady love.

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