Dave's Garden is the hands-down favorite website of gardeners around the world. Our articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 217 forums, and identify your plants, pests, birds and butterflies. Here's what's happening right now in Dave's Garden...
Butterflies are a welcome sight in any garden. If you really want to attract the beautiful "flying flowers," you will need to provide a variety of plant material. As gardeners, we are also interested in the aesthetics of our gardens. So you will want to include some shrubs in your butterfly garden design as the backdrop for the other flowers.
By late May or early June, most folks in the southern United States and other areas with hot summer temperatures have given up on growing lettuce, spinach, and other cool-season greens. There are some heat-resistant selections, but most of them are simply not happy when summer turns up the heat. Malabar spinach, however, thrives in the heat and humidity that even the hottest summer can dish out.
Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)... Read more »
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.
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!
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your corn is tasseling, give nature a hand and gently shake the stalks to ensure good pollination.
1568: William Turner, 16th century English naturalist and botanist, died. He was known as the "Father of English Botany" and his best-known work was "A New Herball."
1799: William Curtis, English botanist, died at the age of 53. He worked at the Chelsea Physic Gardens before establishing his own botanical garden, and most notably publishing "Curtis's Botanical Magazine" for several years.
1858: The Madison (Wisconsin) Horticultural Society was organized.
1862: The first Land Grant Act was passed whereby public lands were sold for agricultural education. This was the start of many state universities throughout the United States.