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Bulb Lovers Unite: A Year of Bloom, by Toni Leland

A famous wise-person named Anonymous once said, "Anyone who has a bulb, has spring." No truer words ever spoken! The beauty of these plants is their ability to produce spectacular displays with not much work on our part. In many parts of the world, it is not too late to position these amazing plants in the garden. Forthwith--a year of bulbs, corms, and rhizomes.

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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: Dwarf Peach 'Bonfire' (Prunus persica)

Dwarf Peach 'Bonfire'

(Prunus persica)

I have one of these beautiful little trees. She is producing peaches now. The second year I was going to let her produce....
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Logee's Greenhouses, Ltd.

Review by dodges7:

Have been ordering plants, both indoor and outdoor, from them for nearly 40 years. Plants are almost always larger than described...
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BirdFiles: Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Pileated Woodpecker

(Dryocopus pileatus)

This bird is common in my yard. We have three seperate nesting pairs. We call them "woodpecker-saurus" bacause of their maniacal...
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BugFiles: Common Yellow Jacket (Paravespula vulgaris)

Common Yellow Jacket

(Paravespula vulgaris)

I was applying weed killer to poison ivy yesterday. I did not realize what had gotten in my hair so I shook it out, it took...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Talmage Farm Agway

4 stars
Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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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.

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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!


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  Today in history: October 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Replacing carpet in your house? Before they haul off the old stuff, consider if you can flip it over and use it beneath mulch in your garden. Weeds will have a hard time growing through it, and it's one less roll of carpet in a landfill.

1654: Giovanni Maria Lancisi, scientist and naturalist, was born. He would advocate draining marshlands to prevent malaria outbreaks.

1788: The HMS Bounty reached Tahiti on an expedition to gather breadfruit plants for transplanting to the West Indies.

1810: Charles Mason Hovey, American horticulturist, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He would become known for his strawberry breeding, and for shipping the zinfandel grape to California.

1853: Captain John W. Gunnison was killed during a massacre while leading an expedition of botanists near Deseret, Utah. A sego lily, Calochortus gunnisonii was named in his honor.

1925: The Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park was established. It was the second of three state parks in the redwoods forest, joining the Prairie Creek Redwood State Park which opened in 1923 and followed by the Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park in 1929.

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