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Helenium tenufolium: Sneezeweed, by Melody Rose

The history of common roadside wildflowers is interesting to research and many plants have unique stories to tell.

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Eating Cactus, by Amber Royer

Cactus has long been an important vegetable in Mexican and southwestern cooking. It has a flavor that is reminiscent of a bell pepper with the undertones of a green bean. The prickly pear (the variety most often eaten) grows despite even the harshest conditions, making it a popular choice for wild harvesting. Cactus is becoming more popular as a vegetable in other parts of the world. Would you like to give it a try?

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PlantFiles: Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha)

Yellow Columbine

(Aquilegia chrysantha)

I grew these from seed and they were relatively easy, and I am by far no expert on growing plants from seed. I started them...
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Review by casa09:

I love the orders always arrive in a timely fashion and I appreciate that they contact me to check in on how...
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BirdFiles: Dickcissel (Spiza americana)


(Spiza americana)

Really beautiful birds "regard's"...
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BugFiles: Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Giant Swallowtail

(Papilio cresphontes)

Actually, these butterflies are moving, living and breeding further north each year. They are now successfully overwintering...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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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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I am trying to identify this plant. It is growing in a friend's yard in Tumwater, Washington. It is tall, approximately 8 ft., and is extremely delicate looking, with graceful, arching branches. The foliage is a gray-green
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  Today in history: August 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: One of the sweetest things that can be said about aging orchard growers is that they lived to a ripe old age.

1911: Dr. Robert (Bob) Kenneth Godfrey, American botanist was born. He would teach botany at Florida State University and published several books on southeastern U.S. plants. Several species are named in his honor.

1920: Warren H. Wagner, American botanist, was born in Washington, DC. He would become a faculty member at the University of Michigan and develop an algorithm to discern the phylogenetic relationships among species.

1999: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens was voted one of the top seven botanical gardens in the world by the International Botanical Congress.

2005: Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane, made landfall, hitting Mississippi and Louisiana. It was the 6th strongest hurricane in Atlantic hurricane records; 1,836 people lost their lives.

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