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Clay Soil: A Real Challenge, by Toni Leland

For a potter or sculptor, abundant clay soil is Nature's goldmine. Thick and sticky, its natural strength and water resistance are prized by artisans, but despised by gardeners.

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Miniature Pumpkins: Big Reasons to Grow This Tiny Beauty, by Jeannette Adams

There are many stories through out the harvest season about giant pumpkins, giant watermelons, and even giant squash. It's the little ones that oftentimes win over the children. Depending on whom you ask, a miniature pumpkin may be classified as a squash, gourd, or pumpkin.

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PlantFiles: Hairy Bergenia (Bergenia ciliata)

Hairy Bergenia

(Bergenia ciliata)

Clump forming with small clusters of white/pink flowers in early spring. Large, rounded, evergreen leaves with bristles...
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A Nearly Native Nursery

Review by Darrener:

We shopped in person. The owner was pleasant and very knowledgeable. The choice of native plants was amazing...
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BirdFiles: American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Crow

(Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Plentiful here, and not afraid to waddle out of the way of oncoming traffic rather than fly. Occasionally seen in the company...
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BugFiles: Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Silver Spotted Skipper

(Epargyreus clarus)

One of the larger Skippers here in the eastern US, the Silver Spotted Skipper has a wingspan of up to 2", commonly found...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Pete's Produce

5 stars
This is a very good quality and fairly large produce stand whose growing fields are right around it. Some products are imported...
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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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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!


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 6  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Cooler nights mean bonfires. But whether you're on the beach or in your backyard, practice safe burning procedures and watch children and pets around fires - a stray ember will burn little feet, too.

1821: Anders Jahan Retzius, Swedish chemist, botanist and entomologist, died at age 79, in Stockholm. He was a professor of natural history and described many new species of insects.

1859: The first 34 students entered the Maryland Agricultural College.

1914: Thor Heyerdahl, famous explorer was born in Larvik, Norway

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