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7 Summer Loving Bloomers, by Mark Wolfe

These seven durable shrubs bring the color when summer brings the heat.

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Murderess Comes Out of the Closet, by Sheri Williams

I am requesting that this letter to the newspaper remain anonymous due to the fact that I am a now an unrepentant killer.

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PlantFiles: Early 'Belle of Woking' (Clematis )

Early 'Belle of Woking'

(Clematis )

I am from New Zealand & in my region the comparable Zone would be zone 7a-7b...... I have grown Clematis for over 15 yrs...
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Review by OrchidLadyLinda:

Love this company! This is my second year ordering, and will continue to do so because of the great sample packs! Why pay...
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BirdFiles: Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

(Milvus migrans)

They are good scavengers! So nobody minds having them around! They are usually found near human habitations. The distinctive...
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BugFiles: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Great Spangled Fritillary

(Speyeria cybele)

The Great Spangled Fritillary visits our garden throughout the summer but the last week in June and the first weeks in July...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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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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Unknown flower

One of my friends in Pennsylvania showed me this photo of a flowering plant growing in her yard, neither of us have any idea what it is, but those seed heads are screaming to me that its something in the Aster family, just
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  Today in history: September 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Is your garden too sunny? Plant some trees this fall. But be patient - slow growing trees are usually a better choice considering they might outlive you.

1857: Sarah Elizabeth Dodgson, hybridizer, was born. She would eventually marry Robert Ormston Backhouse and together they created many hybrids including one of the first pink daffodils (history also credits Australian rosarian Alister Clark as the first to create a pink daffodil.) The Backhouse's creation is named 'Mrs. R.O. Backhouse' in her honor; another of their hybrids, Lilium x marhan 'Mrs. R.O. Backhouse' was introduced in 1921.

1908: Ruth Petersson Bancroft was born. At the age of 64, she began planting a three-acre succulent garden now known as the Ruth Bancroft Garden a botanical garden on what was once part of her family's walnut orchard in Walnut Creek, California.

1961: At the meeting of the Pacific Science Congress held in Honolulu, a resolution was passed to establish the United States National Tropical Botanic Garden in Hawaii.

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