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Growing a Kitchen Windowsill Garden from Kitchen Scraps, by Tricia Drevets

In the depths of winter, it is easy to get the gardening itch.

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Herb Pastas: Making Healthy Homemade Herb Noodles, by Bev Walker

There is a HUGE difference in the taste and texture of homemade pasta noodles compared to the prepackaged store-bought pastas. There is NO limit to what can be added to your own homemade pasta! As many herbs become ready to pick and use, let's spice up basic pasta dough with herbs. Get your taste buds set for some new bursting-full-of-flavor foods with healthy benefits!

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PlantFiles: Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus)

Mexican Flame Vine

(Senecio confusus)

A tender semi-succulent climber with showy orange flowers repeatedly throughout the season. A great butterfly nectar plant....
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Fry Road Nursery

Review by lokidog:

Seems to have closed. No website or Facebook page working anymore....
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BirdFiles: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

American White Pelican

(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Saw two migrating south today (12/3/14) flying very close together, a rare site. One year I saw a much larger group migrating...
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BugFiles: Moth (Alypia octomaculata)


(Alypia octomaculata)

Often mistaken for a butterfly because it flies during the day and visits nectar flowers. I thought it was a butterfly, and...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Breshears Florist & Nursery

5 stars
Good selections, reasonable prices, friendly and knowledgeable service. Experience gained over several years....
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by starkbros:

This book is a complete 200-year history of the Stark family members who were involved in the business, starting in 1816,...
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  Today in history: February 10  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: When you gaze out at your garden, don't be overwhelmed by what needs to be done this spring. You can take it one day and one project at a time.

1766: Benjamin Smith Barton, American botanist, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He would go on to publish "Elements of Botany" and a book on plants for medicinal use.

1840: When Queen Victoria of Great Britain married Prince Albert, she set the style for weddings for many years. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms in her hair (which was copied by brides for nearly a century) and carried a simple nosegay of snowdrops, which were Prince Albert's favorite flower and sprigs of myrtle. The myrtle signifies fidelity and sprigs from plants started from this bouquet have been included in the bouquets of British royal brides ever since.

1893: The state of Washington adopted the Coast Rhododendron (Rhododendron californicum, now Rhododendron macrophyllum) as the state flower.

1917: Johanna Westerdijk, botanist, was installed as Netherlands first female professor at Utrecht.

1920: John Heslop-Harrison, British botanist, was born. He would become controversial for alleging a discovery of rare plants and grasses on the Isle of Rum that had survived the last Ice Age. His discoveries were later determined to have been a hoax.

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