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Need to trick your family into eating their veggies? A pasta imposter might be the way to go.

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PlantFiles: Floribunda 'Cherry Parfait' (Rosa )

Floribunda 'Cherry Parfait'

(Rosa )

I just LOOOVEEE this Grandaiflora rose ,beautiful kinda BIG blooms ,smellier looks to Double Delight, But the most important...
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Romence Gardens & Greenhouses

Review by trackinsand:

i think this is my first order from Romence but it won't be my last! great company to do business with. ordered four yellow...
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BirdFiles: Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula)

Plain Chachalaca

(Ortalis vetula)

We've lived for 35 years in McAllen, Texas and these charming jurassic-looking thicket loving birds have always come around....
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BugFiles: Agave Snout Weevil (Scyphophorus acupunctatus)

Agave Snout Weevil

(Scyphophorus acupunctatus)

This insect is called the agave snout weevil (sometimes referred to as sisal weevil), scientific name Scyphophorus acupunctatus....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Winter Greenhouse

5 stars
Very large inventory - and annually updated list & prices of their conifers, shrubs, perennials & annuals online at
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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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it is popping up in all of my flower beds, gardening beds, and pots... herbs, veggies, etc....
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  Today in history: May 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Everyone has a hidden talent and may need a little encouragement to draw it out. Consider the asparagus fern. Did you know it will climb with a little support?

1902: Crater Lake in Oregon was dedicated as a national park. It is the deepest lake in the U.S., and seventh-deepest in the world.

1906: William Lanier (Bill) Hunt, American botanist, was born in Pomona, North Carolina. He would become a charter member of the American Rock Garden Society and author of "Southern Gardens, Southern Gardening"; in his later years he donated his 125-acre Hunt Arboretum to the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

1909: The New York Times published the following poem about "dogwood winter" by W.J. Lampton: "Now Jack Frost comes with his nipping airs To take from the Spring his final toll; He looks like Winter, but he always wears A dogwood blossom in his buttonhole." Read more here.

1947: New Hampshire's governor Charles M. Dale, signed the bill designating the white birch (Betula papyrifera) as the official state tree.

1997: The Southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) became the official state tree of Alabama.

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