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Let's Trade Some Plants, by Paul Rodman

One of the best ways to acquire new plant material or to get rid of excess plants is to conduct a plant exchange or swap. It can be a very simple event or you can get as elaborate as you desire. Here's a photo story of one such event, held in south eastern Michigan on a sunny fall morning.

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Nasturtium - Beautiful and Edible, by Adina Dosan

An old plant with an old name, reminding me of old times and especially of my grandmother. But something is new to me about nasturtium: I discovered that it is edible!

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Japanese Morning Glory 'Light Blue Kikyo' (Ipomoea nil)

Japanese Morning Glory 'Light Blue Kikyo'

(Ipomoea nil)

Seed originally from Japan, grown byDG member Gourd Antoinette Hague. I sent Emma seeds and this Was originally named Dracula...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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White Harvest Seed Company

Review by daxlang:

We were very impressed with the speed of delivery and the quality of packaging. It was obvious that every effort was made...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

This must be my year for Robins. A few weeks ago I was working in the dirt in my side yard and noticed a beat up looking...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus)

Northern Paper Wasp

(Polistes fuscatus)

This wasp is native to North America and beneficial to have around. They paralyse the caterpillars found in our gardens...
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Sierra Paradise Gardens

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I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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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.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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

Zone 5 ground cover

Some parts of my yard (in the Illinois/Iowa area) have this sort-of-succulent looking ground cover. It's nice, and I'd like to learn more about it to be able to encourage it to spread. Any thoughts on what it is would be
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  Today in history: September 16  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Need a bright spot of color to perk you up? Pick up a pot or two of African violets at the store, and tuck them into an antique teacup before setting them on your kitchen windowsill.

1651: Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and naturalist was born in Lemgo, Westphalia.

1812: Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist and traveler, was born in Kelloe, Berwickshire. He would become renown for introducing many plants, most notably tea, from China.

1876: The inaugural meeting of the Clutha Horticultural Society was held in the Clutha Leader offices in Baclutha, New Zealand.

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