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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Glossy Abelia 'Little Richard' (Abelia x grandiflora)

Glossy Abelia 'Little Richard'

(Abelia x grandiflora)

I have 2 varieties of this plant. One large one was in the garden when we bought the house in 1990. I loved the red stems,...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Flowers by the Sea

Review by scbuttercup:

Beautiful selection of plants and everything said here is true. But really the prices are out of reach for most people because...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Snowy Egret

(Egretta thula)

At one time, the beautiful plumes of the Snowy Egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Ambush Bug (Phymata pennsylvanica)

Ambush Bug

(Phymata pennsylvanica)

Ambush Bugs .. look different from other bugs in the Reduviidae family. In fact, some scientists place ambush bugs in their...
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GO GARDENING:

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Berlin Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

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An outstanding botanical garden with 80+ acres of excellently displayed flora. There is a rose garden, American grassland...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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.

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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

Would like to know what kind of plant this is

In my garden there are a dozen of plants of this kind.
It all started three years ago when only one of them
grew next to a fence-wall and it spread from there
to a few places.
These plants grows
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  Today in history: July 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Patience is a virtue, especially for gardeners. Rome wasn't built in a day and some of your plants are going to take time to mature and bloom, too.

1887: William Ferguson, British botanist and entomologist, died at the age of 67. He studied the flora and insect life of Ceylon, and published his findings.

1916: Botanist Robert F. Griggs, working for the National Geographic Society, passed beyond Katmai Pass in Alaska. He would later write, "The first glance was enough to demonstrate that we had found a miracle of nature which, when known, would be ranked with the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and other marvels..." His discovery began the movement to create Katmai National Monument.

1976: A thunderstorm dumped 10 inches of rain into the canyon of the Big Thompson River of northeast Colorado. The resulting flash flood swept 25 miles from Estes Park to Loveland, killing 156 campers and tourists.

1996: Mexico's hottest-ever temperature was recorded in Mexicali, when temperatures reached 126F (52.0 C).

2001: An August challenge to "grow" the Plants Database (now PlantFiles) was issued. It concluded on August 31, and winners were announced on September 5.

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