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Japanese Maples for Small Gardens, by Victor Carrano

Have you always been fascinated with Japanese maples but thought you did not have the room, or that they were too difficult to grow? There are many varieties available to suit just about every garden size and style. See how you can add these graceful beauties to your landscape.

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Compost tea, love it or leave it? You decide, by Sally G. Miller

Does compost tea sound like the best thing since sliced bread to you? Or do you think it's an overhyped fad of organic gardening movement? Either way, you have plenty of company. But if you aren't sure where you stand, keep reading.

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PlantFiles: Butterfly Mariposa (Calochortus venustus)

Butterfly Mariposa

(Calochortus venustus)

I was absolutely amazed a flower this beautiful existed. I truly hope they return for me next year. But the bottom line...
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Bluebird Greenhouses

Review by itsmesue:

Wow, awesome experience. I love Bluebird Greenhouses. I got my first ever order from them and the plants are wonderful. Also...
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BirdFiles: White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch

(Sitta carolinensis)

These are wonderful, animated little birds. They're enjoyable to watch and non-aggressive towards other birds. They "talk"...
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BugFiles: Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus)

Cross Spider

(Araneus diadematus)

Highly useful spiders! The ones at my house come in shades of blonde to bark-brown, but they all start as those tiny yellow...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Boka Farms

2 stars
the owner has no respect for anyone including employees. i quit a few months ago and have no intentions of ever coming back....
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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Challenge! Plants from the Colombian highlands...

Challenge! Plants from the Colombian highlands...
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  Today in history: August 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Rediscover the simple pleasure of digging in the soil today. Don't overanalyze it, just relish in the smell of fresh turned dirt and the satisfaction of creating a fall garden.

1833: The Columbian Horticultural Society of Washington, D.C. appears to have organized on this date with 23 officers and councilors.

2007: Illinois named the 'Gold Rush' apple the official state fruit.

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