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How to Get Your Kids Into Gardening, by Shannon McKee

Getting your kids into gardening means showing them the fun that can be had from growing one's own food and flowers.

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A Further Look at Mycorrhizas, by Ian Maxwell

A return to the world of mycorrhizal relationships. Again we explore life beneath the soil, as we take a look at vital connections between plants & fungi.

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The Hawthorn: Mythological, Magical, or Medical, by Sharon Brown

It is unusual to find such a small tree surrounded by myth, legend and lore, but the Hawthorn has been around long enough to have earned many descriptions. It is edible, it is medicinal, and it is mentioned in literature that was written hundreds of years ago.

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PlantFiles: Hoya (Hoya brevialata)


(Hoya brevialata)

In the pictures of the two leaves, it is H. brevialata on the left and H. incurvula on the right....
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The Tree Nursery (; formerly TN Tree Nursery)

Review by stephbealee:

We purchased sedge plugs from Tennesee Wholesale Nursery on 10/11/2016, order #10803 for $704. The product arrived looking...
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BirdFiles: South Island Oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi)

South Island Oystercatcher

(Haematopus finschi)

During the winter it probes with its long powerful bill in estuaries, mud flats and sandy beaches mainly catching and prising...
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BugFiles: Paper Wasp (Polistes apachus)

Paper Wasp

(Polistes apachus)

This nest is probably fewer than 8 feet horizontally, 10 feet vertically from the front door and mailbox. We'll see if we...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

McKaig Nature Education Center

5 stars
A beautiful forest property with two creeks and 6 trails for walking through the woods of oak, beech, hickory, tuliptrees,...
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Gardening Book: Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Review by riceke:

A lot of time went into this and find it helpful in variety selection.But one may bear in mind that weather, soil composition,...
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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!


Bush identification

I was wondering if anyone could provide me the name on this particular bush - it does have some thorns on its branches as well. Thanks in advance!
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  Today in history: June 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take an early morning stroll after last night's rain. Your garden's puddles and dewy foliage can make you feel like you're in the English countryside.

1804: Franz Julius Ferdinand Meyen, German botanist, was born in Tilsit. He would write a review of plant anatomy and accompany an expedition to South America.

1820: Legend has it that Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson bravely bit into a tomato on the Salem County (New Jersey) courthouse steps to prove they were not poisonous. There's little to substantiate the claim, but soon after the tomato became an important agricultural crop in the area.

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