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Garden Visitor: The Brown-Headed Cowbird, by Gwen Bruno

Unlike the vast majority of birds, brown-headed cowbirds never build their own nests or raise their own young. After laying her eggs in the nest of another species, the female cowbird leaves her brood to be raised by unsuspecting foster parents.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Black Suited' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Black Suited'

(Iris )

36" ML One of the best blacks I grow. I have yet to see a black that does not have either blue, purple, or red undertones,...
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Gardening How-To (National Home Gardening Club)

Review by homeplate29:

I paid a hefty fee to become a 'Lifetime Member' of this bogus scam of a 'club'. I received a couple of magazines, a calender,...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Willet

(Tringa semipalmata)

Formerly placed in its own genus as Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, but recent genetic evidence places it in the genus...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Buckeye (Junonia  coenia)

Buckeye

(Junonia coenia)

A Very Beautiful Butterfly.I always thought it was a kind of Moth. It loves my Raspberry Wine BeeBalm flowers....
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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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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.

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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

CLOSED: Can Somebody Help ID this Flower?

Can somebody please help me identify this flower? I saw it in flower. Thanks, ADubin
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  Today in history: April 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't look for oranges on your apple tree today. You will undoubtedly have a fruitless search.

1767: Thomas Jefferson noted he planted Viola tricolor (Johnny jump-up) on this date at Shadwell, his birthplace.

1862: The Maine State Board of Agriculture became operative.

1872: Hugo von Mohl, German botanist, died at the age of 66. He was professor of Botany at Tubingen.

1917: The International Children's School Farm League and the New York Botanical Garden agreed to establish a training school for teachers of children's gardens and others interested in gardening.

1960: Tiros I, the first weather observation satellite was launched from Cape Kennedy.

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