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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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Cyclone Rake (Woodland Power Products, Inc.)

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I love the Cyclone rake and many of its features, especially the fact that if folds up when not in use. I dont like how...
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BirdFiles: Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Sharp-shinned Hawk

(Accipiter striatus)

The Sharp-shinned Hawk, also called Little Blue Darter, is a beautiful bird that we see in our area from October through...
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BugFiles: Euonymous scale. (Unaspis euonymi)

Euonymous scale.

(Unaspis euonymi)

If this is the same scale. I had it on my Camillia bush they live under the leaves and you almost have to scrub them off....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Marsh Creek State Park

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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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please can anyone identify

this is growing in a row of carrots, can't find like online, it dose not have any spots on the stem.this is my 1st veg patch but i am guess its not a giant carrot its about 4ft
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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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