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Is All Bird Food Created Equal?, by Shannon McKee

Is all the bird food that you feed your feathered friends created equal?

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All-America Rose Selections for 2008, by Paul Rodman

The All-America Rose Selection (AARS) announced their 2008 winners: a Floribunda and Grandiflora won the honors for the upcoming year. Those of you who like pastel roses will be very happy with the choices.

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PlantFiles: Cathedral Bells (Cobaea scandens)

Cathedral Bells

(Cobaea scandens)

A fast growing annual over most of North America, it takes longer to bloom than most annual climbers and may not bloom before...
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Review by waynemcmillen:

Late last Fall by a stroke of luck I stumbled upon Seeds Now. I did a little exploring and discovered that they offered a...
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BirdFiles: Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Mute Swan

(Cygnus olor)

This is the most well know swan species that is native to northern Eurasia; very big in European fairytales. It was brought...
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BugFiles: Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria tircis)

Speckled Wood Butterfly

(Pararge aegeria tircis)

There are three subspecies. The most common is 'tircis' and is distributed throughout Europe except for the far north. The...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Breshears Florist & Nursery

5 stars
Good selections, reasonable prices, friendly and knowledgeable service. Experience gained over several years....
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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 starkbros:

This book is a complete 200-year history of the Stark family members who were involved in the business, starting in 1816,...
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Unknown Tenerife flowering bush

Does anyone have a clue what this attractive plant might be? I can\'t even place the family. Bushy plant up to about 5 feet (can\'t make out from my pics if it\'s a branching bush or a clump of leafy stems,
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  Today in history: February 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If a towering tree needs trimming, or your pergola vines need some TLC, think twice before you climb on that may be prudent to pay a professional to do the risky maneuvers, and avoid risking a fall and injury.

1637: The final 98 sales associated with Tulipomania were recorded on this date, after the Dutch tulip market abruptly collapsed in the week.

1744: John Jeffries, one of America's first weather observers was born. In 1774, he began taking daily observations in Boston; in 1784 he took the first balloon observation.

1799: John Lindley, botanist, orchidologist was born in Catton, near Norwich. He would become an assistant to Sir Joseph Banks and develop a classification for orchids during the height of orchidomania in the mid-1800s.

1811: Dr. William Henry Harvey, Irish botanist and physician, was born at Limerick, Ireland. He would specialize in algae and mosses.

1880: The Irish yew (Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata') was first published as a cultivated ornamental plant in the "Journal of Horticulture" on this date.

1936: The National Wildlife Federation was founded by J.N. Darling. It was originally called the General Wildlife Federation. In the April/May 1973 issue of "National Wildlife" magazine, it would introduce the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program.

1973: The first Master Gardener class began in Tacoma Washington, as a result of efforts by Dr. David Gibby and others to create a horticulture program for local gardeners.

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