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Container Gardening Part 2, by Shannon Bass

The soil used to grow plants in is as necessary as the plant itself. The old saying is 'You are what you eat' and this is true of container plants too.

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Tantalizing Tuberoses, by Audrey Stallsmith

Originally cultivated by the Aztecs, who called them bone flowers for their waxy whiteness, tuberoses need a growing season at least four months long. Their heavy nighttime scent may be what caused them to stand for dangerous pleasures and voluptuousness in the Victorian Language of Flowers.

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PlantFiles: African Violet 'Blue Dragon' (Saintpaulia )

African Violet 'Blue Dragon'

(Saintpaulia )

Blue Dragon (9516) 12/17/2005 (Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses/P. Sorano) Double light blue large frilled star/raspberry edge. Dark...
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Romence Gardens & Greenhouses

Review by vincemarzullo:

Multiple orders placed this spring with excellent results. Plants shipped promptly, and were well packaged. Great quality...
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BirdFiles: Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

Yellow-throated Vireo

(Vireo flavifrons)

Description: 5.5 inches; bright yellow throat and upper breast; bold yellow spectacles; two white wing bars; white belly...
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BugFiles: Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa varipuncta)

Carpenter Bee

(Xylocopa varipuncta)

Males are large, hairy and golden. They are unable to sting. Females are black or brown. ...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Home of Quinn

3 stars
Very limited selections, however, the prices are very good. This is a tricky place to find so call ahead to make sure they...
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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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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!


Rail?? ID Please

I have never seen this bird . Is it some sort of rail? thanks The other small bird gives indication of size. is the small bird female brownheaded cowbird. I have never seen one alone without flock. thanks so much
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  Today in history: June 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It is important to focus on the task at hand, especially if you work in an orange juice factory. If you can't concentrate, you might get canned.

1517: Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist, was born. His name was later Latinized to Rembertus Dodonaeus, and he would write several books including an herbal "Cruydeboeck". He is commemorated by the genus Dodonaea.

1545: The Botanical Garden of Padova was founded by the Republic of Venice.

1751: Willliam Roxburgh, Scottish surgeon and botanist, was born at Underwood, Craigie, Ayrshire. He would become superintendent of several botanical gardens in India. His knowledge of botany and meticulous records would lead to him being called the Father of Indian Botany.

1959: The Hawaiian Botanical Gardens Foundation was formed to encourage development of tropical gardens and horticulture in Hawaii.

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