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Scarce Scadoxus, by Audrey Stallsmith

My nodding scadoxus (Scadoxus nutans) bloomed for the first time recently, looking like a somewhat bent orange shaving brush. The poor thing was quite pot bound at the time. However, in its homeland of Ethiopia, it grows on trees and rocks in mountain forests, so it probably isnít picky about how much soil it does or doesnít have.

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Sweet and Savory Uses for Peanuts and Peanut Butter, by Debbie Wolfe

Roasted peanuts are a delicious to munch on at a baseball game or the county fair. But, there is so much more you can do with the tasty legume. Grab a bag of tasty peanuts and head to the kitchen. Here are some easy ways to incorporate peanuts and peanut butter in your recipes.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Fritillary (Fritillaria acmopetala)

Fritillary

(Fritillaria acmopetala)

These blooms are drooping, and bell-shaped. They're pale green on the outside and stained red-brown on the inside - a very...
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Mattslandscape.com

Review by ricshaw:

First: I have never ordered plants online from mattslandscape.com. Second: MattsLandscape.com's walk-in nursery is called...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Mourning Dove

(Zenaida macroura)

This is one of my favorite birds... I have so many, but I really have a soft spot for this dear. Yes, they poop, but...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Silvery Checkerspot

(Chlosyne nycteis)

Very friendly busy little butterfly. They love my Blue Mistflower and the Cosmos. I had black caterpillars devour one...
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Crow's Nest Preserve

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Not far south of French Creek State Park is this 612 acre preserve of the Natural Lands Trust that manages land preserves...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Roses - A Firefly Guide

Roses - A Firefly Guide

Review by DonnaMack:

This is a beautiful hardcover book that is incredibly practical. It categorizes roses by use, such as roses in beds, shrub...
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Name this plant

I bought this a year and a half ago and they said it had a pink flower, but it has never flowered. It's already 5 feet tall. If anyone can tell me the name and why it hasn't flowered yet.
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  Today in history: November 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take a break from holiday finery and eat a picnic dinner on paper plates tonight. Be sure to recycle or compost the disposable plates and utensils!

1794: Ezra Michener, American botanist, was born in London Grove Township, Pennsylvania. He would specialize in cryptogams.

1826: Dr. Clarke Abel, British surgeon and naturalist, died in Calcutta. He collected specimens and seeds in China; the Abelia genus is named for him.

1849: Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-born author, was born at Manchester, England. She would later move to America and write several beloved children's classics, including "The Secret Garden."

1885: Jean Etienne Duby, Swiss botanist and priest, died at age 87 in Founex. He is best known for his work on cryptogams; Java moss (Vesicularia dubyana) is named for him.

1923: Henry Mitchell, American author, was born. He would begin writing a popular gardening column titled "Earthman" for the Washington Post in 1973. Read more here.

1965: Peter Hunt helped found the Garden History Society at the Royal Horticultural Society's New Hall. The society promotes the study of the history of gardening, and promotes the conservation of historic parks and gardens.

1998: An announcement was made that plants were being reclassified according to DNA, a 7-year effort led by Mark Chase of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Kare Bremer at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and Peter Stevens of Harvard University, U.S.

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