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Days and Nites up Trees, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

Readers accustomed to my writings already know I spend a lot of time up in trees but this one article will take you up with me even to sleep all night at twelve to fifteen meters above ground level...

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The Best Trees and Shrubs to Plant for Fall Color, by Susan Beal

Adding fall color to your own property isn't hard to do, and if you choose the right trees and shrubs for your growing zone, you'll be able to enjoy an abundance of spectacular colors that will rival even the most renowned places in the country for fall foliage, and the best part is the minimal maintenance required to grow these things.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Clematis 'Huldine' (Clematis )

Clematis 'Huldine'

(Clematis )

When it's growing well...Vigorous with silver-dollar sized flowers and lacy dark green foliage. Blooms in mid-June in my...
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Pullerbear Tree, Shrub, Brush and Weed Puller

Review by q95:

I live in Rochester, Minnesota. Our new home sits on a lot that is 100' wide by 140' deep. The back 40' is into a woods...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose

(Branta canadensis)

We see these birds year-round, but my favourite time is winter when they are gathered in humongous flocks in and around open...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Five-spotted hawkmoth (Manduca quinquemaculata)

Five-spotted hawkmoth

(Manduca quinquemaculata)

We found these critters eating our tomato plants in crazy fast time! Took only a few days for 2 caterpillars to take out...
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Talmage Farm Agway

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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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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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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 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Consider a major improvement project now to enjoy next year. Fall can be a great time to spruce up your porch or extend your flower beds.

1783: Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, scientist, was born at Constantinople (now Istanbul). He would become professor of Botany at Transylvania University in Kentucky, and wrote "Medical Flora, a Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America."

1848: Joseph Daniel Mitchell, American naturalist and entomologist, was born in Calhoun County, Texas. He would work as a cowboy and work to document the native insects and reptiles of Texas.

1896: Charles Glen King, American scientist, was born in Washington. He would discover vitamin C, and first isolated it in lemon juice.

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