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100 Years of Bloom: The National Cherry Blossom Festival, by Gwen Bruno

Washington D.C.ís National Cherry Blossom Festival attracts over one million visitors annually. Although festival goers can find plenty of activities, the real attraction is a natural party of sorts -- thousands of cherry trees putting forth their magnificent pink and white springtime display. The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of a floral show celebrating an enduring international friendship.

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 03/29/15, 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:

PlantFiles: Pink Wood Sorrel (Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra)

Pink Wood Sorrel

(Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra)

I have come to appreciate that there is more than one variety of green leafed, pink blooming oxalis, and I hope others can...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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CedarCide Industries

Review by Average:

I am not happy that the editor of Daves Garden have not pulled down negative reviews from people that have not even used...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Starling

(Sturnus vulgaris)

I have two rescued starlings as pets, one fell into my garden from my neighbor's dryer vent. I raised it after learning that...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)

Least Skipper

(Ancyloxypha numitor)

This is a tiny little guy that is hard to photograph. It tends to prefer the interiors of plants and tends to hang from the...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Review by Ben234563:

I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered. ...
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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.

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.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

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Attached photo was taken on 3/26/15 of a plant that had been brought into a garden center in central Illinois. I'm in the plant business myself, yet I cannot ID this plant. Any replies, included educated guesses, are
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  Today in history: March 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Knowing one fork from another isn't just for dinner party etiquette. A digging fork doesn't work well for turning compost, or vice-versa.

1848: Niagara Falls ceased to flow for 30 hours because of an ice jam; the only time in recorded history that both falls were completely stopped. Visitors were able to walk out on the ice and recover artifacts from the riverbed.

1869: Famed British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens was born. He would work with garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, and their "Lutyens-Jekyll" garden defined English country gardens for years to come.

1899: William Nylander, Finnish botanist, entomologist and expert in lichens, died in Paris at age 77.

2007: North Dakota declared the chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) as the official state fruit.

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