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TODAY'S FEATURES

Native Trees for Butterflies, by Marie Harrison

I heard a friend say she did not have enough sun in her garden to grow flowers that attract butterflies. She had decided to cut down a black cherry and large live oak in order to grow more annual and perennial flowers.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Dutchman's Pipe Cactus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

Dutchman's Pipe Cactus

(Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

I've this plant for 7 yrs. I've never seen it bloom because everytime the bud forms it falls off:-( I've asked expert and...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Gardener's Supply Company

Review by annarborite:

Have ordered from this company before and always been happy with the product received and shipping. I would like to recommend...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Eastern Towhee

(Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Just this week I spotted a male and a female Eastern Towhee. They sing the most beautiful song esp. first thing in the morning....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Yellow-gray Underwing Moth (Catocala retecta)

Yellow-gray Underwing Moth

(Catocala retecta)

Host Plants: Hickories and walnuts...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bluestone Perennials

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I can\'t say enough good about this company who consistently ships beautiful healthy plants in the best planting packaging...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

Review by StarOfLeviathan:

This was the first book I read when I got my first Brug & it is one I refer anyone to when growing these majestic plants....
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

CLOSED: Plant IDs and ID Requests - Southern Michigan

Hi, this is my first post here. I registered to learn more about/help with plant identification. I've got some pics from today's bike ride:

1) unknown - small herb with purplish leaves and purple flowers View Responses (7 replies)

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  Today in history: May 4  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you left a seed packet in your sweater, be sure to remove it before washing. Otherwise, you may grow a chia jacket.

1494: Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica.

1897: The Von Mueller Botanic Society was formed in Perth, Australia, with an inaugural meeting in St. George's Hall.

1930: The first annual "Lilac Time" festival began in Lilacia Park in Lombard, Illinois. The two-week event begins the first Saturday in May to celebrate the extensive planting of lilacs in the park. Read more here.

1970: Massachusetts named cranberry juice the official beverage of the commonwealth.

2000: The Cerro Grande Fire was started as a controlled burn in Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos County, New Mexico. Due to drought conditions and high winds, the fire quickly grew out of control, resulting in the loss of over 400 homes and 48,000 acres, but no lives were lost. The huge smoke plume reached as far as Oklahoma.

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