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A Budget Greenhouse Solution, by Ian Maxwell

Unless you live in the tropics, you need a greenhouse. The problem of course, is the cost as permanent greenhouses sell for thousands of dollars. There is a way out though, that allows gardeners on even the tightest budget to enjoy a little piece of tropicana. All you need to do is spend a little, bend your back & apply some imagination.

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PlantFiles: Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Crocosmia )

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

(Crocosmia )

Planted last spring, grew well, seemed to die-back in summer heat, but it's winter here now and have abundant foliage, temps...
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Quackin' Grass Nursery

Review by woodylover:

Great plants and great service. The plants I ordered, though uncommon, were not just recently grafted twigs. 4 of them had...
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BirdFiles: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

House Sparrow

(Passer domesticus)

Aggressive, noisy, and quarrelsome, they're unpleasant to have around. They also outcompete almost any other cavity nesting...
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BugFiles: Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Silver Spotted Skipper

(Epargyreus clarus)

One of the larger Skippers here in the eastern US, the Silver Spotted Skipper has a wingspan of up to 2", commonly found...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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Gardening Book: The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series)

The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series)

Review by artfuldodger83:

Recently downsized from a detached home to a condo in the city. We have a patio instead of a backyard now but I am determined...
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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!


My Intro

Hello, Mid Atlantic Forum !

Critter gave me a polite little push to introduce myself in this forum.

Little about me... grew up in Gettysburg. Served 23 years in the Air Force. Moved back
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  Today in history: April 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You may not be a bee charmer, but with your sunny disposition, you can probably charm your neighbor into letting you borrow his tiller. Give yourself extra points if you can get him to till the garden for you.

1859: Joseph Henry Maiden, Australian botanist, born at St. John's Wood, London. He would publish native Plants of Australia, along with several other books on botany, forestry and agriculture, and eventually was awarded the Linnaean medal and elected to the Royal Society of London.

1947: The Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) was proclaimed the provincial flower of Prince Edward Island.

1967: New Hampshire named the purple finch (Carpodacus purpureus), as its official state bird.

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