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Field crickets: these summer singers are welcome, almost all the time, by Sally G. Miller

One of our most familiar insects, whether you garden or not, is the field cricket. The sound of late summer is the song of crickets chirping, all day and all of the night.

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The Beauty of the Simple Cloche, by Bonnie Grant

The humble cloche is simply a cover over one or many plants that protects them from cold weather and encourages solar heat. Not to be confused with the hat by the same name, the traditional glass covering might have come into common use in 15th century France.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Leatherleaf Viburnum (Viburnum rhytidophyllum)

Leatherleaf Viburnum

(Viburnum rhytidophyllum)

My wife had a landscapest plant leatherleaf in back of the pond (his recommendation) to give a privacy shade from the apartment...
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Naturally Native Nursery

Review by enviroplanter:

In response to jackrat's comment, they do now use PayPal. I've ordered from them and will post a further comment once I receive...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Canvasback

(Aythya valisineria)

Though we don't see very many, we do see them every year for the breeding season. They usually will be in a mixed raft of...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Long-tailed Skipper

(Urbanus proteus)

Found cats on my lima bean leaves, could only find two. Captured the smallest one and reared it on bean leaves. FYI, it ate...
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Sierra Paradise Gardens

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I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: 100 English Roses for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken)

100 English Roses for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken)

Review by lancer23:

I love the way the roses are presented with the stem and leaves and buds. Finally a book that have better photos so we can...
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TODAY IN THE FORUMS

Solution for garden-stained fingers, anyone?

Help! I have tried many things in my efforts to get rid of the garden stains on my fingers. Does anyone have a solution for me? Here is a partial list of the things I have already tried:
Gasoline, nail polish remover,
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  Today in history: September 3  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take advantage of the last long evenings of summer to get outside and enjoy dinner al fresco or an impromptu game of croquet or badminton.

1609: Henry Hudson anchored his ship, the Halfmoon in what is now New York Bay

1823: Francis Peabody Sharp, Canadian horticulturist and orchardist, was born in Northampton, New Brunswick. He would become known as the "Father of Fruit Culture" in New Brunswick and developed the 'Crimson Beauty' (aka 'Early Bird') apple; his "Sharp's New Brunswick Apple" was extremely popular in the late 1800s.

1853: The 'Concord' grape was introduced by its breeder, Ephraim Wales Bull, to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

1903: The Society for Horticultural Science was formed in the rooms of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston, on the occasion of the 28th biennial session of the American Pomological Society. Liberty Hyde Bailey was co-founder and first president. In 1916, it would become known as the American Society for Horticultural Science.

1971: The Gladys Porter Zoo, a zoological and botanical garden in Brownsville, Texas, opened.

2005: The world's largest watermelon weighing 268.8 pounds (121.9 kg) was cut from its vine by Lloyd Bright.

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