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Snowdrops: Signs of the New Blooming Season, by Todd Boland

For many gardeners, the first blooming snowdrops mark the beginning of the new flowering season. If you don't grow these charming bulbs, then this article will hopefully entice you to try them.

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Savings Without Insanity: Organizing Successful Group Buys, by Jill M. Nicolaus

Buying in bulk saves bucks, and buying wholesale saves even more. How can small-scale gardeners enjoy large-scale savings? Organize a group buy!

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Pumpkin 'Big Max' (Cucurbita maxima)

Pumpkin 'Big Max'

(Cucurbita maxima)

Growing pumpkins is quite a challenge unless you want to do it with chemicals. In the past I have taken out the borers as...
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Orchids.com (Norman's Orchids)

Review by Sariah:

I received an orchid from this site as a gift, but the friend who gifted it to me understood that I knew more about orchids,...
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BIRDFILES:

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:

BugFiles: Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina)

Green Shield Bug

(Palomena prasina)

I usually find these on my tomato plants. The sucking mouthparts often damage the fruit. The insect is somewhat elusive...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Talmage Farm Agway

4 stars
Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

CLOSED: volunteer shrub, I think

This appeared in a sunny bed in my yard this summer, and I let it grow because I wasn't sure whether or not it was something for which I had sowed seeds.

It looks like a shrub, and I know I didn't sow any
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  Today in history: October 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't keep your talent under wraps: if your friend's ficus is near-death, offer your help to nurse it back to help. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

1815: Andrew Jackson Downing, American landscape designer and writer, was born in Newburgh, New York. He would become editor of The Horticulturist magazine, and author several books on landscaping and botany.

1952: Frozen peas were first sold by Clarence Birdseye; they were the first commercially frozen vegetable distributed across the U.S.

1953: Alice Eastwood, botanist, died in San Francisco, California at the age of 94. A self-taught botanist, she was curator and head of the Department of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences until her retirement at the age of 90.

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