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Beyond Pansies: Cool Season Annuals, by Gemma Alexander

Pansies are perfect in the springtime, but don't forget these six cool season annuals that will take your spring garden to the next level.

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PlantFiles: Miniature Sinningia 'Ruffled Wood Nymph' (Sinningia )

Miniature Sinningia 'Ruffled Wood Nymph'

(Sinningia )

e-bay is it for my web searce...
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Empress Tree Nurseries (aka Fast Growing Trees, Paulownia Supply &

Review by ARClose:

I ordered three trees from "fast growing trees" two came from their nursery and were perfect, another came from another nursery...
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BirdFiles: Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird

(Agelaius phoeniceus)

This bird was one of the first we identified after moving to Iowa. They seem to have fairly small breeding territories,...
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BugFiles: Common Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides)

Common Blue Morpho

(Morpho peleides)

We saw quite a few of these at Chicago Botanic Garden's "Butterflies & Blooms" exhibit in July, 2014. They seemed to congregate...
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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!


Smoked Fish

I just smoked some boneless white bass filets (yeah I know, it's hard to keep 'em lit) from fish I caught at a local lake. White bass a.k.a. "sand bass" in TX, OK, are hard-fighting, fast-swimming fish that
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  Today in history: April 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Are you still reminiscing about the garden you left behind? Check out our forums and find new neighbors who can fill your garden with fun and flowers.

1707: Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, was born. He would succeed Frederik Ruysch as the Professor of Botany at Amsterdam, as well as director of the Amsterdam Botanic Garden; he was also a friend and correspondent of Linnaeus.

1907: The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary opened in Minneapolis. The 15-acre garden is the nation's oldest public wildflower garden with over 500 plant species and 140 bird species.

1959: The International Society for Horticultural Science was officially registered; Roger de Vilmorin served as the first president. The ISHS was organized in 1864 in Brussels, Belgium.

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