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TODAY'S FEATURES

Finding U-Pick Farms in Your Area: Just a Few Clicks Away, by Damian Fagan

Summertime and the picking is easy (apologies to George Gershwin). Berries, cukes, beans, you name it, but where to go? You might get a recommendation from a friend or pass a farm on a country drive, but why not make it easier to search?

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The Monochromatic Garden-Reds, by Jocelyn Wyatt

Inspiration is found all around us, simple variations of life not lived, never held nor witnessed again.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella)

Red-Leaf Hibiscus

(Hibiscus acetosella)

This is commonly planted here in the north (Boston, Z6a) in containers or as summer bedding, for the beautiful burgundy foliage....
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Farmer Seed and Nursery

Review by KeweeGardener:

I ordered by email, receiving an email confirmation. My items arrived late even though my card was charged immediately. My...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)

Pine Siskin

(Spinus pinus)

we saw these for the first time this early spring at our feeder. There were 4 tiny females that looked pitiful like they...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis  vanillae)

Gulf Fritillary

(Agraulis vanillae)

I have 5 small purple passion vines on two arched trellises. The GF's are swarming them. I live in a pine flat wood...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sullivans Oak Farm

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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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 StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

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I do hope you can help and tell me what this might be. A friend and I have been looking at it for ages now but cant put our fingers on it.
Think is, I know we should know it.
Many thanks for looking.
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  Today in history: July 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Still irritated by your annoying dinner guest's remarks? Take a late-night stroll around the garden, smell the fragrant flowers and let it go.

1586: Potatoes were introduced to Great Britain; some sources credit Thomas Harriot, while others give credit to Sir Francis Drake.

1843: Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, naturalist and botanist, was born in Westminster, London. He would work at Kew for 30 years, including work on the introduction of cocoa and rubber to plantations in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

1852: Andrew Jackson Downing, American landscape designer and editor of The Horticulturist, died aboard the steamboat 'Henry Clay' when it caught fire in the Hudson River.

1866: Helen Beatrix Potter, noted children's author, illustrator, botanist and conservationist, was born. She would publish 23 children's books, including "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," a story of a mischievous rabbit and his nemesis, Mr. McGregor and his garden.

2008: Snow (or soft hail) fell on Sydney, Australia for the first time in over 125 years (one source references a heavy snowfall 30 miles from Sydney on August 10, 1872.)

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