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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 08-02-15, by Melody Rose

Caption our weekly funny image.

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A letter to my daughter, by Sheri Williams

Since I can't be with my children, I often imagine walking with them through my gardens.

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PlantFiles: Atlantic Poppy 'Flore Pleno' (Papaver atlanticum)

Atlantic Poppy 'Flore Pleno'

(Papaver atlanticum)

Flowers are a beautiful soft creamsicle orange, and last only a day. Flowering begins with a flush in June and then persists,...
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Romence Gardens & Greenhouses

Review by VoltairesHeap:

I cannot believe the quality of these plants, and how carefully and ingeniously they were shipped. I am beyond thrilled....
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BirdFiles: Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird

(Agelaius phoeniceus)

This bird was one of the first we identified after moving to Iowa. They seem to have fairly small breeding territories,...
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BugFiles: Keeled Snail (Tasmaphena lamproides)

Keeled Snail

(Tasmaphena lamproides)

Those reporting this snail from the United States are mistaken; this species is confined to southern Victoria and north-west...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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!


Summer/Fall Gardens 2015 Pt 5

We came from here:

It's the dog days of summer here in my part of the
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  Today in history: August 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You've spent all summer whipping your garden into shape. Now's the time to focus on sorting out your photos and your garden journal so you'll have something fun to look at this winter.

1492: Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage from Palos, Spain in search of a western route to the spice trading lands of the East.

1600: The Copenhagen Botanical Garden was established. It would move and change several times over the next three centuries.

2001: The First Nations Garden, a native garden was opened. It was created to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Great Peace Treaty signed in Montreal on August 4, 1701.

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