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TODAY'S FEATURES

Dutchman's Breeches, A Comedy of Errors, by Sharon Brown

Dutchman's Breeches is such a pretty wildflower. It has a history as strange as its name, and Aunt Bett's use of it was nothing but hilarious.

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"Are Those From Your Garden?": Frugal Floral Arrangement, by Gwen Bruno

Try supplementing a modest arrangement from your own yard with a few dollars? worth of flowers from the grocery store or florist. The resulting bouquet is practically guaranteed to elicit admiration and the question, ?Are those from your garden?? How you answer the question is up to you!

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Shrub Rose 'Marjorie Fair' (Rosa )

Shrub Rose 'Marjorie Fair'

(Rosa )

Rosa 'Ballerina Red' was introduced in the United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1978 as 'Marjorie Fair'. A cheerie,...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Sandusky Valley Nursery

Review by Oleksandra:

I ordered two times from this company. 1st time I placed an order and didnt get any confirmation for a week or two, so I...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

White-crowned Sparrow

(Zonotrichia leucophrys)

A rare sight, here, but I'm always happy to see them. Visitors in autumn, mostly. The white brow streaks easily separate...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina)

Carolina Mantid

(Stagmomantis carolina)

I have always had a fascination for the mantis for which I had a couple of amazing experiences. I was enjoying my orange...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tall Timbers Nursery

5 stars
Great selection of woody and herbaceous perennials. Many trees to select from and they are very knowledgeable and helpful....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Hosta Seizure

Hosta Seizure

Review by SeizedByHostas:

When Funky begins hearing voices in the garden, he and his clients fear some intractable force has taken hold. As the mystery...
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

CLOSED: Plant ID - Possibly Solanum

It came as four cuttings rooted in water and a piece without roots but flowers that eventually rooted, so it roots very easily. Maybe a weed type of Solanum, but doesn\'t have the yellow eye to the flower. Quite a deep
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  Today in history: August 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Craving the taste of fresh tomatoes? Take advantage of them now, before the season gets away from you.

1773: Aime Jacques Alexandre Bonpland, French botanist and explorer, was born in La Rochelle. He would explore Mexico, Colombia, and along the Amazon river, collecting and classifying about 60,000 plants.

1805: Explorers Lewis and Clark found the bitterroot (Lewisia cotyledon) among some items belonging to Native Americans near Big Hole Valley in Montana.

1859: Edward Lothrop Rand was born. He would study the flora of Mt. Desert Island, Maine and co-publish a "Flora of Mount Desert Island, Maine" with John Howard Redfield, in 1894.

1980: Ruth Stout, American gardener and author died. She advocated organic gardening practices, specifically a "no-dig/no-work" method that relied on a thick layer of mulch to smother weeds and improve soil.

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