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Dear Sheila (5) Clean up the veggie patch -- your first year has come to an end, by Sally G. Miller

I've been helping my aspiring-green thumb friend Sheila. This was her first year with six easy-to-grow vegetables, and she's had a great introduction to gardening. Now it's time to clean up what's left of the crops, and put that garden to bed for the winter.

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Unusual and Bizarre Plants - The Incredible Parrot Flower, by LariAnn Garner

Money doesn't grow on trees, but if you look quickly at the thumbnail picture here, you'll get the idea that birds might! As amazing as this may seem, it is a real bloom on a real plant and the photo has not been retouched or tampered with in any way. The story is, as you might expect, quite a winding road. Read on to learn more . . .

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PlantFiles: New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

New England Aster

(Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

I've grown a variety of cultivars with success here. I consider them essential plants for the fall garden. Their lower foliage...
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J.L. Hudson, Seedsman

Review by karrr:

Easy and Super quick! Very happy with my order....
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BirdFiles: Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Chipping Sparrow

(Spizella passerina)

We enjoy these cute little "guys" in the breeding months. We've seen them at the end of March until October. I appreciate...
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BugFiles: Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Luna Moth

(Actias luna)

I am lucky, I guess. I usually have 3-10 lunas at my garage light each non rainy morning during most of June. I live in...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Edible Landscaping

5 stars
This is my second time ordering from Edible Landscaping. The first time ordering was an excellent experience; same for the...
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Gardening Book: the book of little hostas

the book of little hostas

Review by sybilshappylife:

I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for...
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Another kind of orchid in Cairns QLD, Australia


I would wish to know the name of this plant. This photo was taken in Cairns QLD, in november 2009. Thank you for your answers.

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  Today in history: November 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: We all have friends living in other climates and when one happens to live in a warmer climate, their lush photos and descriptions may have you lusting for their garden, but remember to respect your zone. You can always push a little, but don't expect miracles.

1701: Anders Celsius, Swedish scientist, was born at Uppsala. He would join an expedition to determine the shape of the earth, develop a tool for measuring the brightness of stars and invented the centigrade scale for measuring temperature.

1831: Dr. Gustav Radde, German naturalist and explorer, was born in Danzig. He would explore eastern Siberia and published several books on the flora and fauna of the lands he visited.

1984: The graduate school of agriculture and animal science was established at Konkuk University in Korea.

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