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Super Scented Geraniums: Pelargoniums for Fabulously Fragrant Containers, by Jill M. Nicolaus

If the only geraniums you've ever sniffed are the lovely but scentless Martha Washington Geraniums in your grandma's windowbox, you are in for a treat! Welcome to the fragrant world of Pelargoniums.

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Tree Dahlias: Towering Delights!, by Jeremy Wayne Lucas

A befuddled mind can still grow a beautiful plant! My stumbling journey toward successfully growing a Tree Dahlia (Dahlia imperialis), which was received as a free gift in a Dave's Garden plant trade by mail, and what I learned along the way.

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PlantFiles: Gazania 'Daybreak Red Stripe' (Gazania rigens)

Gazania 'Daybreak Red Stripe'

(Gazania rigens)

Gorgeous flower, low maintenance and tolerates dry conditions once established. Needs deadheading to keep it looking tidy....
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Cactus King

Review by WH23:

I love my crassula aborescens (silver dollar jade) I ordered from them! Actually, that's what I ordered, but instead they...
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BirdFiles: Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Chipping Sparrow

(Spizella passerina)

We enjoy these cute little "guys" in the breeding months. We've seen them at the end of March until October. I appreciate...
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BugFiles: European Hornet (Vespa crabro)

European Hornet

(Vespa crabro)

We are now finding them on our homestead this year. While my husband is deathly allergic to yellow jackets, we are minding...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sullivans Oak Farm

2 stars
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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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!


CLOSED: Western NC - is this Clethra alnifolia?

Would like to get a positive ID on this Clethra alnifolia - sweet pepper bush. it is in bloom now with some of the flowers drying as you can see, as well as filled with many pollinator bees. Thank you
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  Today in history: July 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't fret: a misshapen leaf on your hibiscus doesn't mean it's mutating or dying. It's like the eccentric relative - they may be a little different but they're still part of your family tree.

1586: Sir Francis Drake returned England from Virginia, bringing tobacco with him.

1910: Large hailstones fall in Todd and Wadena counties in Minnesota, some weighing as much as 5 pounds.

1931: Grasshoppers and locusts destroyed thousands of acres of crops in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.

1943: A hurricane with 100-mile-per-hour winds hit Houston, Galveston and other Texas coastal cities. The unnamed and sudden storm killed 19 people and injured hundreds. WW II pilots training near Galveston flew into the eye of the storm, using the storm to experience instrument flying.

1966: Louisiana adopted the Pelecanus occidentalis, known as the brown pelican, as their state bird.

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