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Strawbale Gardening: Why and How, by Paul Rodman

Today I would like to share one of my favorite methods of growing plants: in partially decomposed bales of straw!

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Adding a Nest Box to Your Backyard, by Damian Fagan

Installing a nest box for birds in your backyard is a great way to provide alternative housing for these feathered friends.

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PlantFiles: Turkey Crocus 'Cloth of Gold' (Crocus angustifolius)

Turkey Crocus 'Cloth of Gold'

(Crocus angustifolius)

An early bloomer (late winter/early spring). Flower petals are golden yellow. This is an old species dating back to the...
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The Incredible Seed Company

Review by saihel:

Very prompt and pleasant to communicate with. Very good packing of a large order to ensure no packages were damaged. Threw...
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BirdFiles: New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

New Zealand Pigeon

(Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

The New Zealand Pigeon is traditionally a forest dweller, but is sometimes seen in city parks and gardens. Because it has...
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BugFiles: Monarch (Danaus  plexippus)


(Danaus plexippus)

RE: Opposed to Putting Monarch Butterfly on Endangered Species List To my friends who understand my passion for gardening...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
So happy with the products this company shares! Not only did they give me how-to\'s when I was in their shop, they also sent...
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Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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CLOSED: Small vine that grows in one area of my garden (Bay Area, CA

There's this pale green vine that grows every year in my garden around this one spot. I usually try and remove it because it grows quickly and has a tendency to cover an old white rose I have in the same area. It has
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  Today in history: January 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The new seed catalogs are pouring in. Before you dive into an ordering frenzy, make a wishlist and check it twice. First check those descriptions for size and suitability, then a second time to make sure your selections are a good fit for your location.

1874: The Brown County Horticultural and Agricultural Society of Wisconsin was organized.

1883: J.H. Chesterton, botanist, died at Puerto Berrio, South America.

1888: Asa Gray, U.S. botanist died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at age 77. As a Professor of Botany at Harvard he established systematic botany. His "Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" became a standard field guide.

1899: Oregon formally adopted the Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium) as the official state flower.

1945: Gottlieb Haberlandt, Austrian botanist, died at age 90. He proposed the idea of totipotentiality, a theory that each plant cell could give rise to a complete plant.

1947: Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist, died at age 81.

1975: Monroe Evans Gardner, Professor Emeritus of horticultural science at North Carolina State University, died at age 78.

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