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The One Piece of Homesteading Advice I Wish I’d Listened To, by Anna Burke

Been bitten by the homesteading bug? This is the most important piece of homesteading advice you'll ever hear.

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The Top Ten Birds of Spring, by Patricia Oelze

With spring about a month away, I think we are all probably looking forward to some warmer weather, sweet smelling flowers, and pretty birds.

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PlantFiles: Daylily 'Strawberry Candy' (Hemerocallis )

Daylily 'Strawberry Candy'

(Hemerocallis )

Here in rural Alberta (zone 3a, clay soil) it is thriving and spreading very slowly. I have it in a spot east of a tree...
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High Country Gardens

Review by Alonza:

I purchased $367 of garden perennials...order 300100180 on April 9th. I emailed through their website with a request if...
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BirdFiles: Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

Roseate Spoonbill

(Platalea ajaja)

I suppose the sighting of this bird in Iowa seems odd, but it was seen early September 2012 at the Jester Park portion of...
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BugFiles: Spinyback Orb Weaver Spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis)

Spinyback Orb Weaver Spider

(Gasteracantha cancriformis)

I'm kind of an Arachnophobe but since I've spent more and more years in NC I've seen all kinds of spiders I've never seen...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable nursery I have ever visited. Found what I needed and will be back again. Very...
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Gardening Book: Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Review by Fires_in_motion:

This is a no-brainer purchase for any Southern gardener. I like books with tons of data and very tiny font sizes, so this...
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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: April 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Cover that antique table with glass, or put a drip-catcher under your potted plant to avoid having water rings in your future.

1837: A meeting in the City Hall of Detroit, Michigan organized the first county Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

1893: The U.S. Supreme Court declared the tomato a vegetable, and subject to the Tariff Act which required a tax to be paid on imported vegetables, but not fruit.

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