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Compost confessions: How low can I go?, by Summer Walla

A few months ago, I wrote about my sloppy, laissez-faire, super-easy composting methods. But in the ensuing two seasons, I've "refined" my approach (Read: I'm now even sloppier & laissez-fairer.).

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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: Mediterranean Bells (Nectaroscordum siculum)

Mediterranean Bells

(Nectaroscordum siculum)

Nectaroscordum siculum grew brilliantly for me in Norwich, UK but here in coastal central Portugal it does not seem to "self...
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ARBICO Organics

Review by compostpotato:

I ordered a benficial nematode combo pack. I'm gardening on a sand hill in central South Carolina. We have the typical culprits:...
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BirdFiles: Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Indian Peafowl

(Pavo cristatus)

I acctually own 5 peafowl! They really compleate a garden, in fact they are the reason I got into gardening! They do peck...
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BugFiles: Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)

Imperial Moth

(Eacles imperialis)

I found this beautiful moth on my front porch this morning and it is still there! I would like to know what kind of nest...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Needham's Nursery & Landscaping Inc.

5 stars
I have been going to this family owned/operated nursery for the past 13 years. Looking at the google map on the "Info For...
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Gardening Book: Waterwise Gardening (Burpee American Gardening Series)

Waterwise Gardening (Burpee American Gardening Series)

Review by manza:

This is one of the earlier books to address the need for conserving water. Today we look for "drought-tolerant" plants if...
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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.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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!


Rounded fern

A fern with very rounded and closely packed leaflets in Louisville.
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  Today in history: July 13  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Bugs are great at camouflaging themselves to avoid detection. It's time to glove up and go on a serious bug hunt. Take a pail of soapy water and drop them as you find them. Remember,the longer you wait, the more they multiply.

1825: James Snowden Calvert, English botanist and explorer was born at Otley, Yorkshire. He immigrated to Australia where he participated on an overland journey from Brisbane to Port Essignton.

1858: Jane Webb Loudon, popular author of several horticultural works, died at the age of 58. She was well known for illustrating gardening manuals and her contributions to the work of John Claudius Loudon, her husband.

1880: Robert Buist, Scottish-born horticulturist, died at Philadelphia at age 74. He trained at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens before immigrating to America, and eventually launched a seed business. He is best known for introducing Poinsettia to the U.S.

1988: Pop singer Sting performed his first Rain Forest Benefit Concert.

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