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A World with Many Bugs is a Good Thing!, by Marie Harrison

Well documented is the fact that the number of pollinators is diminishing worldwide. We know of the plight of the honeybee and the greatly diminished populations of butterflies and other pollinators. Also stated again and again, and beginning to be understood by concerned people is the fact that our food supply is directly related to pollinator activity, and that pollinator activity depends greatly on the availability of diverse plants that support them.

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New and Unexpected Ways to Use Apples, by Tricia Drevets

If you have multiple apple trees like I do, you look forward to the fall with mixed feelings. You enjoy having fresh-picked apples but after a while, you also feel a weighty sense of responsibility to use them all. In our family we eat apples raw, baked and pressed and every which way all fall. We give many away, and we preserve others.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Poet's Narcissus (Narcissus poeticus)

Poet's Narcissus

(Narcissus poeticus)

An heirloom variety---actually, a species---the blooms are smaller and much later than most gardeners seem to expect. Tepals...
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Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)

Review by Otmani007:

Bought 4 fig trees from Hirt's Gardens and one of them was not doing that well and starting losing leaves within 2 weeks...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Bobolink

(Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

This is one of my favourite birds that I never knew existed until a few years after we moved to the country in Central Iowa....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Moth (Alypia octomaculata)

Moth

(Alypia octomaculata)

Often mistaken for a butterfly because it flies during the day and visits nectar flowers. I thought it was a butterfly, and...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sandy's Plants

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As the previous reviewer noted, going to Sandy's Plants is a unique experience. A friend and I played hooky from work one...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: 100 English Roses for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken)

100 English Roses for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken)

Review by lancer23:

I love the way the roses are presented with the stem and leaves and buds. Finally a book that have better photos so we can...
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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.

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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

CLOSED: strange growth on soil - fungus?

a plant pots soil is covered with these strange fleshy growths that look like marine sponges a bit, is it moss or fungus or something else? (growing in cool climate in Scotland)

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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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