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Vertical Gardening 101: How to Get Started, by Shannon McKee

You can only garden if you have a big backyard with lots of room, right? Actually, the answer may surprise you.

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PlantFiles: Candy Corn Plant (Wagatea spicata)

Candy Corn Plant

(Wagatea spicata)

This plant has spines all over , very good to plant near a wall or alone as a shrub. As by age it gets thick and strong...
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Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.

Review by okieinalaska:

Last year I ordered 25 bantam chicks -some silkies, mille fleur d'uccle and mottled cochins. They arrived very quickly....
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BirdFiles: American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus)

American Herring Gull

(Larus smithsonianus)

DNA barcoding is unable to differentiate among the Herring gull, Thayer’s gull , Iceland gull, Lesser black-backed gull,...
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BugFiles: Earwig (Forficula auricularia)


(Forficula auricularia)

I have a large earwig infestation in my backyard.they enjoy all plants,although they do have their favorites;my sweet potato...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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Review by suzebrown:

I am the author of this book, and I took the 35 photographs that appear in it, too. Needless to say, I love it. Eleanor...
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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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!


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  Today in history: March 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The gardening bug hits hard this month Try satisfying your garden urges by taking in a local garden or flower show.

1849: William Russell Dudley, assistant professor of Botany at Cornell University, was born at Guilford, Connecticut.

1851: H.M. Williamson, horticulturist and Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture, died.

1872: Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S.

1916: The Takoma Horticultural Club held its first meeting with five horticulturists from the U.S. Agricultural Research Center.

1958: Katharine White published her first garden column in the New Yorker, titled "Onward and Upward in the Garden."

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