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PlantFiles: Annual Phlox 'Twinkle Star Mix' (Phlox drummondii)

Annual Phlox 'Twinkle Star Mix'

(Phlox drummondii)

I dearly love this delightful flower. Years ago (8?), I was able to buy six-pack bedding plants of it and I had it in all...
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Cactus Limon

Review by white1408:

I received my plants and one of the plants was packaged so poorly that the plant had all broken leaves on it. The plant was...
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BirdFiles: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle

(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Within the last few years we have noticed American Bald Eagles in our area, but, it wasn't until this year 2012 that we have...
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BugFiles: Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros)

Swamp Darner

(Epiaeschna heros)

Large, dark brown with blue eyes. Compare with Regal and Cyrano Darners. Eastern North America, common in south. Somewhat...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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Review by suzebrown:

I am the author of this book, and I took the 35 photographs that appear in it, too. Needless to say, I love it. Eleanor...
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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!


Spineless Opuntia covered with white hair?

Hi, I recently acquired a cactus pad unlike any I've seen before. The best way to describe it is imagine if a cow's tongue Opuntia mated with an old man cactus! The pad is green and shaped like a typical cow's tongue pad,
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  Today in history: February 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Is the stack of gardening catalogs threatening to topple over? When you're done poring over them, be sure to recycle or upcycle them.

1788: The Linnaean Society of London was founded by Sir James Edward Smith and six other men who met in the Marlborough Coffee House on Great Marlborough Street.

1870: The first regular meeting of the State Pomological Society was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1902: The fourth volume of the "Cyclopedia of American Horticulture" by Liberty Hyde Bailey, was published.

1919: The Grand Canyon was established as a National Park by Congress

1952: Mississippi formalized the 1900 vote of the state's schoolchildren to declare the bloom of the Magnolia grandiflora the official state flower.

1966: The first Swamp Cabbage Festival was held in La Belle, FL. The residents honor the official state tree, the Sabal Palm, (Sabal palmetto) by eating dishes prepared with it. The heart of the cabbage palm is prepared in several ways and the day is celebrated with a parade, vendors and armadillo races as well. A Swamp Cabbage Queen is crowned to reign over the festivities and the attendees celebrate Florida rural cuisine and traditions.

1986: The Nymphaea stellata (a waterlily commonly known as Nil Mahanel in Sri Lanka) was declared the national flower of Sri Lanka.

2008: Svalbard Global Seed Vault officially opened in Norway. It is located in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, on the island of Spitsbergen. Approximately 400,000 seed samples are now stored there. No permanent staff is on-site, but the facility is managed by the Nordic Genetic Resource Center. Read more here.

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