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About Abutilons, by Audrey Stallsmith

Flowering maples are sometimes known as parlor maples, since they used to decorate chilly Victorian front rooms. They actually are members of the Abutilon rather than the Acer family, but they do flower. Not as prolifically for me as the ones in catalog photos, but those businesses have greenhouses and I don't!

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Tips for Windowsill Herb Gardens, by Tricia Drevets

Save money from buying herbs at the grocery stores and grow your own.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Flowering Pear 'Princess' (Pyrus calleryana)

Flowering Pear 'Princess'

(Pyrus calleryana)

I totally agree with coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA. The trees are prone to splitting and the smell of the flowers is offensive,...
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Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.

Review by amut:

So far, so good! Ordered 18 pullets, 1 rooster -- all Cochins. I had a number of questions before my order shipped and the...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: African Collared Dove (Streptopelia risoria)

African Collared Dove

(Streptopelia risoria)

Synonym Streptopelia roseogrisea ...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Devil Horse (Romalea guttata)

Devil Horse

(Romalea guttata)

These beasts are back in my garden. I hate to kill things but these beasts are on my "Hit Lits". Currently I'm drowning...
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GO GARDENING:

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Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

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Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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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!

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  Today in history: March 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your friends always admire your way with African Violets and orchids. Maybe it's time to take it to the next level and visit the local chapter of your favorite plant's society.

1887: August W. Eichler, German botanist, German botanist, died at age 47 in Berlin.

1903: The California legislature officially declared the golden poppy, (Eschscholzia) as the state flower. The act didn't name a particular species, but Eschscholzia californica is generally presumed to be the official flower.

1931: The state of Idaho proclaimed the Mock Orange (Philadelphus lewisii) as the official state flower.

1933: Indiana adopted the Cardinalis cardinalis, known as the northern cardinal, as their state bird.

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