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Using Powdered Lime (Calcium Carbonate) in the Garden, by Shannon McKee

When used correctly, powdered lime can be extremely beneficial for your garden. However, too much and too little can cause their own sets of issues.

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Top Twelve Garden Plants to Grow from Cuttings, by Jacqueline Cross

Fill your gardens with new plants year after year and do it for free!

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PlantFiles: Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Snowflake' (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Snowflake'

(Hydrangea quercifolia)

Beautiful shrub in my opinion but watch out for root rot. Mine died after only three years....
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Gilbert H. Wild and Son

Review by snowdog:

Posted on September 25, 2017, updated September 25, 2017 I love GHW! They are the only company I use now for my perennials....
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BirdFiles: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker

(Picoides pubescens)

I adore these birds. They happily live in my garden / yard and surrounding area....
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BugFiles: Monarch (Danaus  plexippus)


(Danaus plexippus)

To the previous comment about Cynanchum, you are partially correct, this is from an article on the subject and I will link...
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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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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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Tiny Plant to Identify

This plant forms large patches in Elk Run, Seattle and looks like a sort of Geraniaceae with aromatic leaves

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  Today in history: September 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Is your spouse or a kid acting squirrely? You may find they accidentally damaged a prize plant, but wait for them to spill the beans. Meanwhile, do what you can to minimize the trauma to the plant with careful pruning, but don't fertilize unless you've got many weeks of frost-free weather on the horizon.

1868: Ernest Leonard (EL) Luther was born near Hart, Michigan. In 1912, he became the first Extension Agent or “county agricultural representative” in Wisconsin, supported by Oneida county; the second paid extension agent position in the U.S.

1885: London recorded its earliest snowfall ever.

1898: Botanist and naturalist John Muir visited Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. He was enthralled with the view, and despite ill health, began to dance and sing for joy.

1993: Dr. F. Raymond Forsberg, Botanist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, died at home in Falls Church, Virginia, at age 85. He published more than 600 papers on taxonomy, ecology and conservation.

2010: The world's largest pumpkin pie was baked in New Bremen, Ohio. It weighted 3,699 pounds and contained over 1,200 pounds of canned pumpkin puree.

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