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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Bigleaf Hydrangea 'All Summer Beauty' (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Bigleaf Hydrangea 'All Summer Beauty'

(Hydrangea macrophylla)

According to Hydrangeas: A Gardener;s Guide, revised, 2004 by Toni Lawson-Hall and Brian Rothera, this is a highly prized...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Merrymeeting Daylilies

Review by gardengrub:

I arrived at an open house to find beautiful daylillies everywhere. I met the owner "Les" and he was super friendly. I asked...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild Turkey

(Meleagris gallopavo)

I live on cape cod and last spring this bunch of about 30 turkeys strolled through. They ate my birdseed so I now invest...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)

Silver-banded Hairstreak

(Chlorostrymon simaethis)

It's always a joy to find this little hairstreak. The green coloring is quite breathtaking. This butterfly can usually...
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GO GARDENING:

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Plant Detectives

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While their perennial selection is very good, it\'s their trees that are truly outstanding. Acres of trees, lot of gorgeous...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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

An odd western weed?

This fellow is everywhere on the western side without shade. It's about a foot tall and produces a milky substance when broken.
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  Today in history: July 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your garden has yielded a peck of peppers, it's time to pickle them. Don't know how to can? Ask your older neighbor across the street - she might be pleased to pass along her talents to you.

1835: Benjamin Bussey of Roxbury, Massachusetts posthumously established the Bussey Institution, School of Agriculture and Horticulture at Harvard University via a trust in his will.

1901: Arkansas adopted the apple blossom as the official state flower.

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