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The Invaders: Rudbeckia, by Lois Tilton

I used to be innocent. I used to be trusting. When a neighbor said, "Would you like some of these black-eyed Susans?" I never hesitated to plant them in my own garden. Now, being wiser and more disillusioned, I understand the universal truth: that when a gardener has large amounts of a plant she is eager to give away, there is usually a reason.

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Mother's Day or Later, by Bonnie Grant

When is it safe to plant? In my garden, Mother's Day is a safe bet for avoiding late season frosts. What about your garden?

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PlantFiles: Baboon Flower (Babiana angustifolia)

Baboon Flower

(Babiana angustifolia)

Babiana - commonly called 'Baboon Flower' because baboons dig for and eat the bulbs. There are about 80 South African species,...
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Willis Orchard Company

Review by torivoss:

I ordered from Willis Orchard I was so afraid because I found this website after the fact. My order arrived today via Fed...
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BirdFiles: Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)

Palm Warbler

(Setophaga palmarum)

The Palm Warbler is seen in Florida during the winter months. It's diet consists of mainly insects (small beetles, caterpillars...
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BugFiles: Twice-stabbed Stink Bug (Cosmopepla lintneriana)

Twice-stabbed Stink Bug

(Cosmopepla lintneriana)

Just found these, they are exclusively on a golden hyssop that I planted this year. Wonder if they came to my house on the...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tropical Plants

5 stars
Great independent nursery! Friendly and knowledgeable staff, unique plants you won\'t find in a box store, a fun environment!...
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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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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!


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the trees that are circled are too big for my house, please help me identify them, so I don't make the mistake of planting the same ones after we remove them. Also, any advice is welcome for what would look best in their
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  Today in history: March 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you love mushrooms, maybe this is the year to try growing some yourself. With a good setup you'll be harvesting your own fungi sooner than you think!

1513: The explorer Juan Ponce de León sighted North America (specifically Florida) for the first time, mistaking it for another island.

1724: Jane Colden, American botanist was born. According to Asa Gray, she was the first female botanist working in America; she would botanize and collect over 300 specimen in the lower Hudson River Valley area. She also developed a method of making ink impression of leaves and was a skilled illustrator.

1817: Karl (Carl) Wilhelm von Naegeli, Swiss botanist and plant physiologist, was born in Kilchberg, near Zurich. He would study botany under de Candolle at Geneva, and later become Professor of Botany at Munich.

1912: First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first two Yoshino cherry trees from Japan on the north bank of the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park. Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to the city of Washington, to celebrate the friendship between the U.S. and Japan. The U.S. responded with a gift of flowering dogwood trees sent to Japan in 1915.

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