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Soapworts - the Genus Saponaria, by Todd Boland

Previously I described the campions and catchflies from the genera Lychnis and Silene. In this article I will introduce you to their other close cousin, the soapworts. While they are also mostly pink-flowered, they have the added bonus of fragrant flowers. Read on to see which might be suitable for your garden.

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The Squirrel in My Garden, by Cathy M Wallace

Once upon a time, there was a young squirrel. His Momma and Poppa told him to stay away from the people that lived in the house where their Pin Oak tree grew, but being a curious little fellow, he didn't always listen.

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PlantFiles: Waterfall Gladiolus (Gladiolus cardinalis)

Waterfall Gladiolus

(Gladiolus cardinalis)

Simply magnificent, flower in late summer in the Shetland Islands - on a south-facing slope, facing the sea in ordinary,...
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Jelitto Seeds

Review by Erani:

I ordered 25packets of diff perrenial flowers from them last oct 15. The estimated time for it to arrived was 4weeks. And...
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BirdFiles: Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Chipping Sparrow

(Spizella passerina)

We enjoy these cute little "guys" in the breeding months. We've seen them at the end of March until October. I appreciate...
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BugFiles: Daddy Long Legs (Pholcus phalangioides)

Daddy Long Legs

(Pholcus phalangioides)

The Daddy Long Legs Spider was accidently introduced to New Zealand. It builds a line web indoors in ceilings, under houses...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Grass Pad

5 stars
I do a fair amount of indoor gardening, so I am a repeat user of Premier ProMix BX. Grass Pad has been my \"go to\" local...
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Gardening Book: the book of little hostas

the book of little hostas

Review by sybilshappylife:

I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for...
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  Today in history: December 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The weather may be turning colder, but an hour on the porch swing is just what you need. Bundle up in a quilt and take a mug of steaming cocoa or coffee with you.

1545: Orto Botanico di Firenze was established by the Grand Duke of Tuscany. It is Europe's third oldest garden

1826: Sereno Watson, American botanist, was born in Connecticut. He would become an assistant to Asa Gray and curator of the Gray Herbarium at Harvard. Several species bear the epithet watsonii which honors him.

1891: The Philadelphia Botanical Club held their first meeting. Eight founders were present.

1936: Ernest Walfrid Brundin and Frank F. Lyon received the first patent for a commercial scale hydroponic system, which they called a "'hydroponicum."

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