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Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall, by Jeanne Grunert

Why do trees turn colors in the fall? Why do the colors look brighter some years than in others? Learn why some trees change colors and lose their leaves.

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The Corpse Plant, by Lois Tilton

Special for Halloween, a ghostly parasitic plant

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PlantFiles: Three-lobed Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia triloba)

Three-lobed Rudbeckia

(Rudbeckia triloba)

I grew this plant from seed by sowing seed directly in the ground last August. It germinated quickly, and grew a few inches...
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Piedmont Farm and Garden

Review by 8209:

I ordered some strawberries from Piedmont a while back. My order was acknowledged very quickly, was shipped exactly when...
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BirdFiles: Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

Harris's Sparrow

(Zonotrichia querula)

This is probably my favorite migrating sparrow. With its quirky appearance and curious behaviour, this bird really won our...
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BugFiles: Black Setwing (Dythemis nigrescens)

Black Setwing

(Dythemis nigrescens)

This guy was tame enough to let me take several photos, unfortunately only a few were worthy of posting, the "Dorsal View"...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Talmage Farm Agway

4 stars
Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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  Today in history: October 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you're winterizing the deck furniture, be sure everything is clean and dry before you put it away. It will take a little extra time, but you'll be glad you did next spring.

0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you your jack-o-lantern carving turns out badly, try a pumpkin patch.

1620: John Evelyn, English writer and gardener, was born He would write "Sylva, a Discourse of Forest Trees," encouraging landowners to plant trees.

1885: Cattleya bowringiana was exhibited by James Veitch & Sons in London; they first called it Cattleya autumnalis, but renamed it after the plant received a First Class Certificate by the RHS.

1913: Charles H. Totty, noted horticulturist and plantsman, was awarded a medal from the New York Horticultural Society for his contribution in developing the rose 'Shell Pink Shawyer'.

2000: Dave Whitinger launched the Plants Database (later renamed PlantFiles.) It would become the largest plant database online, built by thousands of gardeners from around the world. It continues to grow daily with new plants, images, and gardening notes shared by members of Dave's Garden.

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