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4 Different Ways To Make Fantastic Compost, by Mark Wolfe

You can never have enough high quality compost. Here are four great ways to cook up batches of gardeners' black gold. This list includes something to fit everyone's style.

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How a Long Vacation Changed My Garden's Landscape, by Adina Dosan

One of my dreams for my garden's future landscape is to have a bed of colorful columbines. By chance, the future was closer than I expected!

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PlantFiles: Daylily 'Strawberry Candy' (Hemerocallis )

Daylily 'Strawberry Candy'

(Hemerocallis )

I have found this to be a very reliable bloomer, and one of beautiful true colors. Its one of my prettiest flowers in my...
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Richter's Herb Specialists

Review by Crowhaven:

I have ordered from Richter's for several years and am well-pleased with their products and service. The herbs are often...
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BirdFiles: Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird

(Agelaius phoeniceus)

This bird was one of the first we identified after moving to Iowa. They seem to have fairly small breeding territories,...
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BugFiles: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)

Western Tiger Swallowtail

(Papilio rutulus)

I've seen two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails in my backyard in the last two weeks, I can't remember seeing one here before. They...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Marsh Creek State Park

4 stars
This is an artificial lake made by damming up Marsh Creek. It is clean and used as part of the resource for the drinking...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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Subtropical/Temperate palms - part B

I have several palm species that I need help to identify. Pictures are numbered to make identification easier.

Are 5 and 5b the same species in different age?
6 is obviously no palm but still need help
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  Today in history: October 7  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you use a landscape company, ask them about gutter cleaning after the leaves fall. It may be cheaper to have them do it while they're mowing and edging than to hire a specialty crew.

1874: The 'Carter's Greengage' tomato was exhibited before the fruit committee of the RHS and awarded a first class certificate

1915: Ivy Lilian Wallace, author and illustrator, was born at Grimsby, Lincolnshire. She would create a series of children's books that chronicled the adventures of Pookie, a flying rabbit. Her botanist father had encouraged accuracy in her botanical drawings, and the series of nine books contain notable illustrations of plants and flowers.

1986: President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation making the rose the U.S. national flower.

1992: The International Larix Arboretum was dedicated in Hungry Horse, Montana. The 1.2 acre arboretum holds over 600 European, Asian, and North American larch trees.

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