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Dish Flower Patterns: Part I, by Joyce B. Gladden

Floral patterns have been used to decorate just about everything and appear almost everywhere.They have been used so extensively, that we take them for granted even though we pass them by everyday. One area of design we may not notice is on dinnerware. The floral patterns depicted here reflect the art work of great designers and remind us of a history in which flowers played a central part.

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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: Bee Balm 'Petite Delight' (Monarda )

Bee Balm 'Petite Delight'

(Monarda )

Six inch plant with two flowers in its third year is underwhelming....
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Reimer Seeds

Review by SLOtwinspapa:

We have been ordering seeds (about 3-5 times per year) from Reimer's since 2008. We live on the central coast of California....
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BirdFiles: Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)

Northern Parula

(Setophaga americana)

The Northern Parula is a neotropical warbler that is only a migrant to my area. In the southern U.S., they breed in areas...
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BugFiles: Green Stink Bug (Nezara viridula)

Green Stink Bug

(Nezara viridula)

I can hardly give a positive to what is deemed a pest, but these bugs do have a role in nature as a food source for a wide...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Crow's Nest Preserve

3 stars
Not far south of French Creek State Park is this 612 acre preserve of the Natural Lands Trust that manages land preserves...
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Gardening Book: Roses - A Firefly Guide

Roses - A Firefly Guide

Review by DonnaMack:

This is a beautiful hardcover book that is incredibly practical. It categorizes roses by use, such as roses in beds, shrub...
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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!


Small shrubby-ish plant grew in butterfly area-ID please

As the winter draws near, I am plotting what to adjust in next year's garden. Trying to figure out if the attached plant should stay or go. It grew in my "butterfly meadow" - but wasn't very showy, and seemed to be all
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  Today in history: November 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Christmas shopping for a gardening friend? Check the online stores for garden-themed nutcrackers, new garden books, or splurge on a great pair of garden gloves for them.

1553: Prospero Alpini (Latinized to Prosper Alpinus), Italian botanist, was born at Marostica, Venice. He would study medicine at Padua, and then pursue botany with explorations along the Nile and wrote "De Plantis Egypti Liber", later republished as "Historiae Naturalis Egypti".

1818: James Vick, seedsman, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, and was a childhood friend of Charles Dickens. His family immigrated to the United States when he was 12. As an adult, he would become known as the Friendly Seedsman, and found the Vick Seed Company (later sold to the Burpee Seed Co.); he also published Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine, which was in circulation until 1909.

1832: Oliver Gibbs, American horticulturist, was born in Bethel, Vermont. He would become president of the Minnesota Horticultural Society and special commissioner for several northern states and territories at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans.

1939: President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving up a week to provide more holiday shopping days. Some states opposed the move and celebrated the holiday a week later. In 1941, the holiday was fixed as the fourth Thursday of November.

2003: A grand fair celebrating chrysanthemums was held in Xiaolan Town, China, known as "the City of Chrysanthemum". The fair is held every 60 years.

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