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TODAY'S FEATURES

Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 07-05-15, by Melody Rose

Supply the caption for our weekly funny picture.

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Twinkle Twinkle Buggy Star, How We Wonder... Lightning Bug Learning, by Sally G. Miller

Chasing lightning bugs may be simple childhood fun, but it's also one way that kids learn to love being outside. They begin to appreciate the natural world and hopefully grow up to be gardeners. For the kid in all of us, or any actual kids you happen to have handy, let's get enlightened about fireflies.

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PLANTFILES:

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This is training entry number 2. Freddie. Freddie is a chair hanger kinda kitty. :)...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Herter Nursery

Review by Tuschanz:

I have purchased Japanese Maples from John Herter for several years. I currently have one "fluffy" maple that I love; two...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

Acorn Woodpecker

(Melanerpes formicivorus)

Description: Medium-sized woodpecker; white eye surrounded by black; black surrounding bill; white cheeks and forehead; red...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina)

Carolina Mantid

(Stagmomantis carolina)

We also find these praying mantis bugs quite interesting; although they can be very aggressive. When my son was younger,...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

La Casa Verde

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Full service nursery, family owned. A wide selection of trees, tropicals, succulents, annuals, perennial shrubs, garden...
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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

Another tree for ID - Prunus species?

This tree is growing in my backyard and I would love to know what it is. It was tentatively ID'ed as a Prunus species last year. It's grown a lot since then, so I'm hoping it will be easier to ID.
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  Today in history: July 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Real gardeners keep a compost bin on their kitchen counter.

1838: William Robinson, Irish gardener and writer, was born. After moving to London, he would write "The Wild Garden", launch his magazine "The Garden", and become lifelong friends with Gertrude Jekyll.

1845: Henry David Thoreau started his journal with this entry: "Yesterday I came here to live", beginning a two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.

1895: The Peach Carnival opened in Macon, Georgia; it would prove to be a boon to the Georgia fruit growers.

1937: The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was in Saskatchewan on this date, when both Midale and Yellow Grass reported 113 F (45 C)

1966: Extremely large hailstones, measuring as large as one foot in diameter, fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

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