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Dracaenas- the Dragons and the Corn, by Geoff Stein

Dracaenas are Agave relatives and are a large group of plants that include some of the more popular house plants as well as some of the most striking xeric and massive trees used in outdoor landscaping. This article is an introduction to this interesting group of plants.

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This is training entry number 2. Freddie. Freddie is a chair hanger kinda kitty. :)...
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New Hampshire Hostas

Review by Sheldon1:

On my initial order, I ordered starter plugs. The order was processed, shipped, and arrived within two days from Connecticut...
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BirdFiles: Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

(Milvus migrans)

They are good scavengers! So nobody minds having them around! They are usually found near human habitations. The distinctive...
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BugFiles: Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmii)

Small Milkweed Bug

(Lygaeus kalmii)

I find these on milkweeds and other sticky plants...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Warwick County Park

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This is a 535 acres park of Chester County, PA. It has lots of native meadow and forest with hiking trails and horse trails,...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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CLOSED: This spider was in my dorm room!

I live right next to a jungley type area at the University of Florida. This spider had two white things near its mouth and they were moving a lot. Also was kinda jumpy. Kinda small maybe 1/4-1/3 of an inch. Does anyone know
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  Today in history: August 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you want some time and space to yourself, but you're afraid of offending your partner or family, invite them to come with you while you spread manure or weed-whack the fence row. Chances are good you'll get your time and space while you work.

1749: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist, was born. Along with his literary accomplishments, Goethe was also a scientist, and wrote several books on plant morphology.

1798: The first American vineyard was planted in Lexington, Kentucky.

1823: Charles Christopher Parry, botanist, was born in Gloucestershire, England. He would immigrate to the U.S. and join the U.S. and Mexican Boundary Survey as a surgeon and botanist. Parry Peak in Colorado and numerous plants are named for him.

1897: Dr. Henry Nicholas Bolander, American botanist, died at Portland Oregon, at the age of 66. He worked for California Geological Survey, and was the state botanist for California.

1903: Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape designer, died at the age of 87. He designed many urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, as well as numerous other public and private landscape commissions. Read more here.

1915: Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and author, was born in Boston Massachusetts. Her illustrations for "The Secret Garden," "The Wind in the Willows," and many other children's books showed detailed depictions of nature.

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