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Fractals in Nature - and for the Holidays as well!, by LariAnn Garner

You may be surprised to discover that among the amazing images one can produce using fractalic equations can be found ones with a holiday theme! Here's a fractalic holiday greeting for you . . .

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PlantFiles: Yellow Surprise Lily (Lycoris chinensis)

Yellow Surprise Lily

(Lycoris chinensis)

Lycoris chinensis is a rich buttery yellow flower in the spider-form similar to L. radiata. It blooms at mid-season, between...
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Seeds & More

Review by kristax:

Ordered indoor plant and bonsai seeds Dec 13/2014, shipped Dec 15/2014, received Dec 22/2014. Planted indoors, the moonflower...
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BirdFiles: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay

(Cyanocitta cristata)

I used to think these "fellows" were bullies, but that is until the Red-bellied Woodpeckers made themselves at home. Really,...
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BugFiles: Greengrocer (Cyclochila australasiae)


(Cyclochila australasiae)

This is a large Cicada, found in south-east Australia. It has a fascinating range of colour forms and although I have only...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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: December 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Digging out a spot to plant your Christmas tree? Allow yourself a little extra time: cold ground can be harder to dig.

1770: Naturalist John Ellis wrote a letter to Linnaeus, stating "...there is a valuable work now carrying on upon your system by Mr. John Miller, a German painter and engraver, under the direction of Dr. Gowan Knight, of the British Museum. This will make your system of botany familiar to the ladies, being in English as well as Latin..."

1896: A red "shower of blood" fell on Manawatu, New Zealand. Mr. George Neilson, horticultural expert, reported that it cleaned the pear trees from the prevalent slug and the insects died instantly.

1900: At its meeting, the Society for Plant Morphology and Physiology appointed a committee to formulate a college entrance course in botany.

1906: Miss Clara Eaton Cummings, American botanist, died at age 51. She was Professor of Cryptogamic Botany at Wellesley College.

1909: A contract was signed for the establishment of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Arboretum in New York City, New York.

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