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Green Grows the Garden, by Gwen Bruno

Green -- the color of youth and optimism -- is never more welcome than in spring. In celebration of all things “green”, here’s a short list of flowers in nature’s most refreshing, restful hue. Add a few to this year’s garden for some happy-go-lucky charm.

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It's Spring; What Can I Prune?, by Debbie Wolfe

Confused about when and what to prune in the Spring? Spring has its own set of rules and reasons for pruning.

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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose 'Elizabeth Taylor' (Rosa )

Hybrid Tea Rose 'Elizabeth Taylor'

(Rosa )

All of my roses were planted bare root in January 2006, and I've got to say this rose is just incredible. The most beautiful...
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Willis Orchard Company

Review by ericjp:

Ordered several varieties of apple and pear threes. A couple of my trees on my order were really beat up. They had a lot...
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BirdFiles: Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)

Zebra Dove

(Geopelia striata)

A pair of zebra doves decided to nest on some shelving located at my front door between my plants. I fed & kept watch on...
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BugFiles: Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Spicebush Swallowtail

(Papilio troilus)

We have seen this Beautiful Butterfly that looks very similar to the red spotted purple and the blue and black eastern swallowtail;...
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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: Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Review by Ben234563:

I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered. ...
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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.

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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!


Purple Bloom?

Can someone tell me what kind of cutting is this? A friend of a friend sent me quite a few of these in water...with no name or instructions. I dont know if it is for the yard or inside, but it seems to be rooting fast. Thanks
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  Today in history: March 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Springtime can lead to an abundance of optimism but don't plant more than you can maintain all season.

1833: Charles Horton Peck, American botanist, was born in Sand Lake, New York. He would become state botanist in New York.

1853: Vincent Van Gogh was born. His painting "Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers" sold on this date in 1987 for $39.7 million at auction at Christie's London, to Yasuo Goto, a Japanese insurance magnate. It now resides in the Yasuda Memorial Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.

1891: Wilhelm Kordes II, German rose breeder and son of Wilhelm Kordes I, was born. He would expand on the rosarium and commercial rose business begun by his father, which is known as W. Kordes Sohne. The hybrid musk rose 'Wilhelm' (aka 'Skyrocket')is named in his honor.

1927: Missouri named the Sialia sialis, commonly known as the eastern bluebird, its state bird.

1930: The Fitzroy Garden's Conservatory opened in Melbourne, Australia.

1937: The Oklahoma legislature passed a bill declaring the Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) as the official state tree.

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