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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 10-04-15, by Melody Rose

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Seeds without Sex: Apomixis in Plants, by LariAnn Garner

Sexual reproduction in flowering plants involves the production of seeds, while asexual reproduction takes place by way of plant parts such as offshoots, cuttings, corms or tubers. Plants resulting from asexual reproduction are identical copies, or clones, of the original plant. However, some plants can produce seeds that yield new plants identical to the parent. This unusual type of reproduction promises tremendous possibilities for the future of agricultural crops. . .

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PlantFiles: Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Sweet Autumn Clematis

(Clematis terniflora)

DO NOT PLANT THIS!! Yes, it is beautiful cascading over a fence, and yes, it smells nice, but it is incredibly, horribly...
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Review by Schoonys:

Easy to use website, fast shipping, and even got a follow up on how my seeds were coming along. Talk about awesome customer...
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BirdFiles: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)


(Anas platyrhynchos)

Male Mallard engage in behaviour unique in the waterfowl world. A few days after females begin incubation, the drakes leave...
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BugFiles: Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Jumping Spider

(Phidippus audax)

Aka "Daring Jumping Spider", Phidippus audax is an audaciously intelligent arachnid often found in the garden and sometimes...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Willisbrook Preserve

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A 126 acre land preserve of woods and meadow with trails. Most of the site is one of the serpentine barrens that has the...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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!


A problem question for you all

OK, you guys, I have a question/problem for you. My hairdresser had a tomato plant this summer that had the most big tomatoes on it than anyone who saw it could believe. They all remarked on that. She could not remember
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  Today in history: October 4  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Time to start thinking about your bird feed - check out the local birding store, and plan now for homemade suet to feed your feathered friends.

1799: Augustin Saint-Hilaire, French botanist, was born at Orleans, France He would explore South America and Brazil, gathering 24,000 specimens of plants and thousands of insects and animals. Many species are named for him.

1850: A convention of fruit growers at St. Albans, Vermont passed a resolution to form the Vermont Horticultural Society.

1879: Edward Murray East was born. An American botanist and chemist he helped with the development of hybrid corn and focused on controlling the protein and fat content of possible hybrids.

1922: Marion Ellis Rowan, Australian naturalist and illustrator, died at Macedon, Victoria. She traveled in Australia and America, painting the native flora.

1953: Frank Lloyd Wright was quoted in the New York Times as saying "The physician can bury his mistakes but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines."

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