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TODAY'S FEATURES

Was the Groundhog Wrong this Year?, by Melody Rose

It's been just over three weeks since the groundhog predicted more winter. It appears that he was wrong.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Tropaeolum (Tropaeolum pentaphyllum)

Tropaeolum

(Tropaeolum pentaphyllum)

Sow in a good free draining neutral or slightly acidic seed compost to which some extra grit has been added, just covering...
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Onalee's Seeds, LLC

Review by KatSoCal:

I received my order within days of submitting my order over the weekend. Very friendly service. Great quality seeds....
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)

White-headed Stilt

(Himantopus leucocephalus)

The White-headed Stilt - which used to be called the Pied Stilt - has greatly increased its range in New Zealand over the...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail

(Papilio cresphontes)

This butterfly is commonly seen in San Diego. My spouse and I have seen it frequently where we live, and occasionally...
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A Nearly Native Nursery

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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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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: MY CITY HIGHRISE GARDEN

MY CITY HIGHRISE GARDEN

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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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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.

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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

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The flowers petals have a green spot at pointed ends of each petal. Any help appreciated.
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  Today in history: February 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Looking for a way to usher in spring with your baking? Try sugaring some of your early violet blooms, as long as they haven't been subjected to herbicides.

1834: Caroline Louisa Waring Atkinson, naturalist and writer was born in New South Wales. She is commemorated in Erechtites atkinsoniae and Epacris calvertiana along with several other plants.

1856: George Don, Scottish botanist, died at the age of 57, in Kensington, London. The Royal Horticulture Society sent him on expeditions to Brazil, the West Indies and Sierre Leone to collect specimens. He published a four-volume work entitled "A General System of Gardening and Botany," as well as a monograph on the Allium genus.

1879: The Nebraska State Horticultural Society was recognized by a state statute.

1913: Dr. Charles Edwin Bessey, head of the department of Botany at the University of Nebraska, died at the age of 70 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1937: The state of Georgia decreed the Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) would become the official state tree.

1956: Elmer Drew Merrill, American botanist, taxonomist and director of the New York Botanical Garden, died at Forest Hills, near Boston, Massachusetts.

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