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Raisins and Raisin Pie, by Gwen Bruno

One of the world’s oldest sweet treats, the raisin is the dried fruit of the grape. A good source of fiber, iron and certain antioxidants and phytochemicals, raisins are easy to eat out of hand and add delicious texture and flavor to many recipes.

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What's on the Market for Winter Gardeners?, by Bonnie Grant

The bounty of items available today for cool season gardening and for plant protection is simply staggering.

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PlantFiles: Golden Fuchsia (Deppea splendens)

Golden Fuchsia

(Deppea splendens)

I live within 2 miles of the coast in San Diego, so the climate is very temperate. Even in this temperate climate, deppea...
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White Flower Farm

Review by artistgardennyc:

I realize people have varying experiences with ANY retailer these days so I don't mean to refute the negative comments. I...
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BirdFiles: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow

(Melospiza melodia)

They really do love to sing. The first distinguishing feature beginning birders will spot is the black dot on the chest....
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BugFiles: Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina)

Carolina Mantid

(Stagmomantis carolina)

We also find these praying mantis bugs quite interesting; although they can be very aggressive. When my son was younger,...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sierra Paradise Gardens

5 stars
I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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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!


Daily Bird Pictures, Volume 459

Here's the start of the new Daily Bird Pictures. It is Volume 459.

The old one, Vol 458 is here: View Responses (9 replies)

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  Today in history: September 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If a plant is not living up to your expectations, remove it now, because in spring, you'll be tempted to nurse it along for another year.

1777: John Bartram, American botanist, died in Philadelphia. His 16-acre botanic garden in Pennsylvania is open to the public.

1800: George Bentham, English botanist, was born in Stoke near Portsmouth. He would explore the Pyrenees and write several botanical books.

1958: The Institute of Vegetable and Flowers was established in China.

1985: The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held in Champaign, Illinois, to raise money for family farmers in the U.S.

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