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Give Peach a chance?, by Sally G. Miller

Do I dare to cultivate that baby peach that has sprung from our discarded peach pits in the backyard? Just what is involved in growing ANY peach tree?

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Ruth Stout - Gardening Stalwart, by TC Conner

Margaret Roach was "Martha Stewart Living" magazine's garden editor and editorial director for 15 years. After "retiring" in 2008, Margaret started producing her own gardening media content and it was through her website that I first learned of Ruth Stout.

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PlantFiles: Evening Primrose 'Endless Orange' (Oenothera versicolor)

Evening Primrose 'Endless Orange'

(Oenothera versicolor)

This species is called "sundrops" rather than "evening primrose", because the blossoms open in the morning and not in the...
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Joy Creek Nursery

Review by dave12122:

A stellar transaction from beginning to end. I ordered one plant, an Agapanthus which was delivered immediately. I called...
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BirdFiles: Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Baltimore Oriole

(Icterus galbula)

Far and away our favorite bird here in southeast Michigan. This year we had about 15 of them at once. Sadly we notice they...
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BugFiles: Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)

Snowberry Clearwing

(Hemaris diffinis)

In caterpillar form ... they love my tomato leaves. : / ...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sullivans Oak Farm

2 stars
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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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!


Can you identify this shrub?

I hope you can help because this had been driving me nuts! I've Googled every description of this plant I could think of with no leads. A type of boxwood was suggested but the leaves are far too deep a shade of green for
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  Today in history: July 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your life may be an open book, but it's best to keep the details of your plant budget under your garden hat. What happens at the garden center stays at the garden center.

1804: The Lewis & Clark expedition noted fallen timber and other evidence of a "harican" (tornado) in the Council Bluff area of Iowa that was estimated to have occurred about a year previously..

1909: Mrs. Jane Loring Gray, wife of distinguished American botanist Asa Gray, died at Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts, at the age of 84.

1974: The Croatian Entomological Society held its inaugural meeting in Zagreb.

1981: During her wedding to Prince Charles, Princess Diana carried a wedding bouquet measuring 42 inches long, 15 inches wide, and weight between 2 and 3 kilos. It was made up of 10 different flowers, including a sprig of myrtle taken from a bush grown from the original myrtle in Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet.

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