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An Asparagus That Vines, by Larry Rettig

Ever on the lookout for unique plants that will grow in my Zone 5a/b garden, I occasionally discover one that I feel other gardeners would like to know about, because of its ease of care and other positive attributes.

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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:

PlantFiles: Lily Magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora)

Lily Magnolia

(Magnolia liliiflora)

I absolutely love this tree. Once it got established it has bloomed Spring and Fall. It doesn't have as many blooms in the...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Gossler Farms Nursery

Review by plantshopper:

Very pleased, hard to find plants and nice sizes. Everything had great rootballs and the big rodgersias (Bronze Peacock)...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Common Grackle

(Quiscalus quiscula)

I would have to echo what hydey said. They are a nuisance, and a bully at our feeders, and baths. I find nothing beautiful...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Isabella's Heliconian (Eueides isabella)

Isabella's Heliconian

(Eueides isabella)

A lovely butterfly with distinctive markings. The Isabella's Heliconian is a rare stray to south Texas and normally seen...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Fort Collins Nursery

5 stars
I think they tend to be pricey (especially the trees), but they have a super great selection to choose from and they run...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Passalong Plants

Passalong Plants

Review by Rosiespring:

I don't live in the South unless you consider South Dakota as "south". "Passalong" does share stories of many of the plants...
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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

Water Bottles

I brought my tomato and pepper seedlings outdoors for watering on this beautiful sunny day - Happy Easter, everyone! I think I've got some real nice plants this year.

I really like the cut-off drinking water
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  Today in history: April 20  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't sell yourself short. Remember that caterpillars rarely if ever imagine themselves as beautiful butterflies.

1739: William Bartram, botanist and son of John Bartram, was born at Kingsessing, Pennsylvania. (His family bible recorded the date as Feb. 9 according to the old Quaker calendar.) He would explore the southeastern U.S. and advise the first generation of naturalists exploring the new territories of the U.S.

1869: Mary Agnes (Meara) Chase, American botanist and agrologist, was born in Iroquois County, Illinois. She would collect over 10,000 species of grasses, and revise "Hitchcock's Manual of the Grasses of the United States", the definitive source on the subject, as well as write her own "First Book of Grasses: The Structure of Grasses Explained for Beginners."

1955: New York adopted the rose (any type or color) as the official state flower.

2006: New Hampshire declared the pumpkin its official state vegetable.

2007: The state of Washington named the 'Walla Walla' onion as its official edible bulb.

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