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Identifying Wildflowers: Desmodium or Beggar-lice, by Melody Rose

It is said that velcro was a by-product of the space industry. However, Mother Nature was probably the inspiration, since her velcro has been around for millions of years.

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Philodendrons - Spotlight on the "Tree Types", by LariAnn Garner

These are among the largest of the plants in the genus Philodendron, producing thick trunk-like stems and cord-like roots that can wrap around nearby trees or anchor to the ground like guy wires. Known also as "tree philodendrons", they are spectacular in the tropical landscape but can become unwieldy indoors . . .

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PlantFiles: Rainbow Plant (Byblis liniflora)

Rainbow Plant

(Byblis liniflora)

grow in rocks and water /no soil lots of sunliight...
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Pleasant Valley Glads & Dahlias

Review by b07ias:

Ordered 9 dahlia varieties from Pleasant Valley and so far 3 out of the 9 have bloomed and none of them are even close to...
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BirdFiles: Evening Grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina)

Evening Grosbeak

(Hesperiphona vespertina)

Around Christmas,1997, I was living in Cary, NC. There was a flock of Evening Grosbeaks that fed at my bird feeders several...
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BugFiles: Mangrove Skipper (Phocides pigmalion)

Mangrove Skipper

(Phocides pigmalion)

We live on a tiny subtropical island in southwest Florida (The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary) that is surrounded by mangroves....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sullivans Oak Farm

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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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this plant is so invasive...

we are a few here who can\'t identify this twirls around any plant it encounters..i have a friend who has to completely destroy a flower bed...

I hope that my photo is clear enough....
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  Today in history: July 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your garden has yielded a peck of peppers, it's time to pickle them. Don't know how to can? Ask your older neighbor across the street - she might be pleased to pass along her talents to you.

1835: Benjamin Bussey of Roxbury, Massachusetts posthumously established the Bussey Institution, School of Agriculture and Horticulture at Harvard University via a trust in his will.

1901: Arkansas adopted the apple blossom as the official state flower.

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