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Visitors Without Visas: Japanese Beetles, by Toni Leland

It's mid-June and they ARE coming! Japanese Beetles will begin to emerge during the last week of June and continue through July. Being prepared can save you the disappointment of destroyed shrubs and ornamentals.

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Springtime, Summertime, Autumn, Wintertime - Dreamtime: New Plants to Consider, by Larry Rettig

In this second installment of Springtime, Summertime, Autumn, Wintertime ? Dreamtime, I invite you to join me in another activity of this "fifth season" that I celebrate every year in January and February.

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PlantFiles: Diascia 'Hector's Hardy' (Diascia )

Diascia 'Hector's Hardy'

(Diascia )

Now that this plant has been growing in my garden for a year I can report that it survived a cold winter, down to -15C, and...
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The Hosta Farm

Review by pbgardens:

Posted on July 1, 2015, updated July 1, 2015
On July 1st, 2015, pbgardens added the following: Sorry, my computer...
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BirdFiles: New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

New Holland Honeyeater

(Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

A lovely little bird that travels in family groups. Very active in our garden and particularly noisy when rearing young....
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BugFiles: Io Moth (Automeris io)

Io Moth

(Automeris io)

I found these munching on my hisbiscus and my Rangoon Creeper this week. Not knowing, I accidentally brushed my hand past...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

La Casa Verde

4 stars
Full service nursery, family owned. A wide selection of trees, tropicals, succulents, annuals, perennial shrubs, garden...
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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!


CLOSED: Today's Nature Walk

1 - Unknown. Please help.
2,3,4 - I'm thinking Rosaceae because it's 5-merous with numerous stamens. Any ideas?
5 - No clue. Pretty though.
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  Today in history: July 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Venture out into nature with your camera. Your nature shots might yield a great new screensaver picture for your computer.

1843: An alligator fell from the sky during a Charleston, South Carolina thunderstorm.

1855: The Fairfield Agricultural and Mechanical Association of South Carolina, was organized to promote pomology and horticulture.

1862: President Abraham Lincoln signed an act granting land for state agricultural colleges throughout the United States.

1999: Oregon named the Golden Chanterelle its official state mushroom

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