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Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) - my garden inspiration, by Jan Recchio

Trained artist, accomplished craftswoman, garden designer, turn-of-the-century garden author, avid gardener...this, and much more, was Gertrude Jekyll. Her garden writings are as valid today as they were 100 years ago.

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What's That Bug? Cotinus nitida, the Green June Beetle, by Melody Rose

Gardeners often encounter unique and colorful insects in their gardens. The trick is to know which ones are friends and which ones are foes. This series of articles will help identify some of the most unusual ones and give you a peek into their lives.

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PlantFiles: Wakerobin (Trillium erectum)


(Trillium erectum)

I grew up finding the stinkin' benjamin in the woods behind my home in Livermore Falls, Maine. Back in the early 90s I remember...
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A Nearly Native Nursery

Review by JRGil:

My wife and I have visited Nearly Native twice, and left with a great feeling of having found a great source for information,...
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BirdFiles: Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis)

Hawaiian Goose

(Branta sandvicensis)

The State Bird of Hawai'i! It is making a slow but steady recovery from endangerment....
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BugFiles: Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)

Imperial Moth

(Eacles imperialis)

I found this Male Imperial Moth hanging out on my bricks for several days. I have never seen one like it before, So I looked...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Changing Seasons Landscape Center

5 stars
Whatever you are looking for - this is a great place to shop. If you are traveling long distance looking for something...
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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.

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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!


CLOSED: Can Somebody Help ID these Flowers?

Can somebody help me identify these flowers? I saw these flowers in Bar Harbor, Maine. Thanks ADubin
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  Today in history: July 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If there was an ER for plants, you'd call an ambulance for your favorite rose bush - it's looking near-death. But take a breath, try to calmly identify the problem, and then check online or with your nursery for help and advice.

1631: Four ounces of parsley seed were sold to John Winthrop, Jr., by Massachusetts grocer Robert Hilt. The receipt for the transaction is one of the oldest colonial references to parsley.

1893: Isabel M. Adams Priestly, English-born botanist, was born near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She would move to Yorkton, Canada with her husband, where she botanized and helped form the Yorkton Natural History Society.

1900: William Lindsay Brown, British botanist, died. He collected plants in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

1962: The pop song 'Roses are Red' by Bobby Vinton reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Red Roses are a traditional gift for a loved one.

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