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Fragrant Shrubs for Winter and Spring, by Mark Wolfe

Tired of winter yet? These early bloomers provide a needed break from the cold at just the right time. Their subtle flowers offer sweet perfume that flavors the air as early as February.

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Walnut - The Fruit Blessed with the Cross Sign, by Adina Dosan

Have you ever looked inside of a cracked walnut? I've often done that, but it never occurred to me to see what it was so obvious: the cross shape between the two kernels.

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PlantFiles: Decorative Dahlia 'Vancouver' (Dahlia )

Decorative Dahlia 'Vancouver'

(Dahlia )

While the blossom is attractive and interesting, the stems are often twisted and bent and not suitable for cutting. The...
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Naylor Creek Nursery

Review by TreeHeart:

Ordered a bunch of Arisaema tubers. They came very well packaged and were much bigger than I was expecting! Most other nurseries...
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BirdFiles: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker

(Picoides pubescens)

Besides being useful for removing insects from tree bark, these birds are a joy to watch. They love the suet feeders and...
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BugFiles: Common Grass Blue (Zizina labradus)

Common Grass Blue

(Zizina labradus)

I believe the ones photographed by bootandall are the ones I have seen here in the mid-Hudson Valley. (?)...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

4 stars
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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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!


Will lemon balm spread into my raised bed?

Hi Everyone,

I have raised beds on my front strip (the space between the street and the sidewalk) and I'm thinking about planting some herbs around the outside of the beds. I know lemon balm has a tendency
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  Today in history: March 4  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Did you forget to get the garbage out to the curb in time for pickup? Maybe this is the right time to don a pair of gloves and sort through it for items that can be taken to a nearby recycling center. The small remainder can wait until the next pickup.

1881: On this day, California passed its first statute in the interest of horticulture, and a Horticultural Board was organized soon afterward.

1893: George Vasey, English-born botanist and specialist in grasses, died at his home in Washington, at age 71. The genus Vaseya (now a synonym of Muhlenbergia andina) and several species are named for him.

1927: The National Arboretum in Washington D.C. was established by an act of Congress.

1943: North Carolina adopted the Cardinalis cardinalis, known as the northern cardinal, as their state bird.

1958: The Dwarf Fruit Tree Association was formed in Michigan.

2002: Utah declared the Spanish sweet onion its official state vegetable.

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