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From Nature Back to Nature: Bird Feeders from Vines, by Sharon Brown

Do you trim away the excessive growth of invasive vining plants? I am sure you do if you live with wild grapevines, wisteria or honeysuckle. Do you stuff the trimmings into a plastic bag and send them away with the rest of your trash? Here is an idea for a great family project using those very same trimmings. Your kids and your fine feathered flying friends are going to love it, and it will last long after holiday decorations are stored away.

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Verticillium wilt: how to diagnose it, what to do about it, by Sally G. Miller

Verticillium wilt: It's the V in "VFN" tomato plants, as in "resistant to Verticillium wilt." But other vegetables are attacked by this fungal disease, as are numerous varied trees, shrubs and perennials. What's a gardener to do?

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PlantFiles: Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana)

Pineapple Guava

(Acca sellowiana)

Growing up in Redwood City, CA the neighbor had one that would grow over the fence and we all loved the fruit. Now in Santa...
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Groco Seeds

Review by BotanicalBoi:

I have ordered from GroCo for the last 3 years. The seed quality is awesome! After trying Wallflower seeds many times in...
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BirdFiles: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Barn Swallow

(Hirundo rustica)

This wonderful little bird feeds on flying insects the most. It makes a series of wonderful chirps. I have seen it nesting...
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BugFiles: Moth (Protoboarmia porcelaria)


(Protoboarmia porcelaria)

Found throughout North America. Larvae feed on cedar, pine, hemlock, larch, oak,poplar, birch, elm and other hard and softwood...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Yellow Springs Farm

4 stars
It is a nice small native plant nursery, selling eastern American native plants in pots and containers in a beautiful country...
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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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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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I've had this plant for a couple of years, but this is the first time it's really doing its thing ... Thriving and getting ready to bloom. It has large leaves, and the buds remind me of Rose of Sharon? I know that
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  Today in history: October 13  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't forget to tuck a few bulbs in between the other plants in your garden. You'll be happy you did next spring.

1860: The first aerial photograph was taken in U.S. from a balloon over Boston, Massachusetts.

1976: The Connell Memorial Herbarium in New Brunswick was renamed in honor of Dr. Katharine M. Connell.

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