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Frogs in Flower Arranging - What's the Point?, by Jill M. Nicolaus

At a recent craft show, I noticed a lot of pottery vendors selling “Ichi ban” vases and bowls with built in “frogs" for flower arranging. No, these frogs weren’t little green amphibians, they were sets of little metal spines to hold flower stems upright. If you love bringing in a few blooms, a frog could be your new best friend!

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Warm up with a Delicious Dumplings Soup, by Adina Dosan

Winter is almost finished, but warm days are still far off. There is nothing better than a hot soup to warm up after shoveling snow or coming home from work or school, shivering from the cold.

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PlantFiles: Mammillaria (Mammillaria hutchisoniana subsp. louisae)


(Mammillaria hutchisoniana subsp. louisae)

The 'hutchisoniana' subspecies has cream colroed flowers, while the 'louisae' subspecies has pale pink with lavender-pink...
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Victory Seed Company

Review by KYhomesteader:

I have purchased my vegetable garden seed from Victory Seed Company for two years now and have been very pleased with the...
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BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Two years ago I noticed what I can only describe as a male 'bald-headed' Cardinal in my yard. At the time a visitor told...
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BugFiles: Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail

(Papilio cresphontes)

Actually, these butterflies are moving, living and breeding further north each year. They are now successfully overwintering...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
So happy with the products this company shares! Not only did they give me how-to\'s when I was in their shop, they also sent...
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Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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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!


Vireo Maybe

I photographed this bird yesterday (28 Jan 2015) about 80 miles north of Houston, Texas in a heavily wooded area with mostly pine and some hardwood. It was flitting around so fast I only got one fairly decent shot. I think
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  Today in history: January 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Longing to grow something now, but it's still too cold to start seeds? Try sprouting a sweet potato vine or put your uncut scallions in a glass of water and snip the growing tops.

1818: Robert Caspery, Professor of Botany at the University and Director of the Botanic Garden at Konigsberg, was born.

1850: Ebenezer Howard, the pioneer of the concept of "garden cities" was born in London. He would become a prominent urban planner, advocating towns of limited size, surrounded by a belt of agricultural land. Letchworth was the first such city.

1920: The American Iris Society was formed.

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