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The Secret Garden . . . what did it REALLY look like?, by Carrie Lamont

The Secret Garden - what did it really look like? If you've read the book, you remember the bricked-up secret garden which came to life when tended by Mary Lennox. If you haven't, perhaps I can convince you to pick up a copy somewhere and read it! Although it's a children's book, it has captivated the hearts of gardeners for generations. Here are some photographs of what the adult in me thinks the flowers in Mary's Secret Garden might have looked like.

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PlantFiles: Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

Pride of Barbados

(Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

I've seen this locally called Mexican Bird of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise or Bird of Paradise. It's one of the few plants...
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Iris Hills Farm

Review by lavguy:

I am impressed with the whole idea of Colin's business. I think the website is set up perfectly - and seems to be user friendly....
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BirdFiles: Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Baltimore Oriole

(Icterus galbula)

Wonderful bird. Grape jelly is the key food. The last 2 summers, all the local stores ran out of grape jelly for a couple...
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BugFiles: Spotted Leopard Slug (Limax maximus)

Spotted Leopard Slug

(Limax maximus)

I have been seeing these slugs in Moulton , Iowa for the( first time ever) this summer. As I've seen in other posts, my mother...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

4 stars
Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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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!


Weather, March 2015. Lion or Lamb?

Goofy February behind us. Hopefully March will be more normal.

Big moon here tonight & 13. But strong South wind. Brrr!
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  Today in history: March 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The gardening bug hits hard this month Try satisfying your garden urges by taking in a local garden or flower show.

1849: William Russell Dudley, assistant professor of Botany at Cornell University, was born at Guilford, Connecticut.

1851: H.M. Williamson, horticulturist and Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture, died.

1872: Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S.

1916: The Takoma Horticultural Club held its first meeting with five horticulturists from the U.S. Agricultural Research Center.

1958: Katharine White published her first garden column in the New Yorker, titled "Onward and Upward in the Garden."

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