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The Sweet Side of Florileges, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

Florileges is an outdoor fair and festival on Reunion Island in the region of Tampon.

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Gardening Gifts and Gadgets, by Mary Frucelli

This holiday season, just because it is cold outside; don't underestimate how much gardening gifts and gadgets will be appreciated.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Lifesaver Plant (Huernia zebrina)

Lifesaver Plant

(Huernia zebrina)

I have my first bloom. So excited! Noticed several much smaller ones as well. Purchased from hardware store beginning of...
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Willis Orchard Company

Review by Pinkfloyd47:

I have done business with online nurseries for years but have never been as unhappy with the product as I am with my first...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)

Brown-headed Nuthatch

(Sitta pusilla)

These are very neat little birds. They look like tiny blue-grey colored wrens with a brown cap on their head. This brown...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail

(Battus philenor)

This is a positive general informational note.: The caterpillars will reveal two yellow horns near it's head, if disturbed....
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Daniel Boone Homestead

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Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Roses - A Firefly Guide

Roses - A Firefly Guide

Review by DonnaMack:

This is a beautiful hardcover book that is incredibly practical. It categorizes roses by use, such as roses in beds, shrub...
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FREE hybrid Lily seeds (US only)

These are seeds hybridized by me from pod parent lilium lancifolium (Orange), and pollen parent pure orange Lily (most likely asiatic), photos of parents shown below and actual seeds.

Seeds should be Epigeal.
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  Today in history: November 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Does your lunch sandwich seem a little bland? The crunch of sprouts would liven things up. Swing by your garden center for some seeds, and start a batch today.

1813: Don Francisco de Paula y Marin was born. He is credited for establishing the first vineyard and first pineapple crop in Hawaii.

1854: Gottlieb Haberlandt, Austrian botanist, was born. He would propose the idea of totipotentiality, a theory that each plant cell could give rise to a complete plant.

1900: Mississippi school children voted Magnolia as their favorite flower, but it was not made official until 1952.

1913: Roy Orlo Woodbury, American botanist, was born in Montpelier, North Dakota. He would work in Puerto Rico with the Agricultural Experiment Station, and later as a taxonomist in the Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico. Many plants are named in his honor.

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