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Flamboyant Tree: The Flamenco Dancers of the Tree World, by Angela Carson

I have never seen a plant so aptly named as the Flamboyant Tree. Even in the colorful world of tropical plants, the Delonix regia stands out as particularly colorful and eyecatching. They are the Flamenco dancers of the tree world!

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PlantFiles: Late 'Prince Charles' (Clematis )

Late 'Prince Charles'

(Clematis )

Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2002....
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Hazzard's Greenhouse

Review by GrannyPeck:

I absolutely LOVE this company. First off they do all to the glory of God! If that offends you... get over it...get past...
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BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Two years ago I noticed what I can only describe as a male 'bald-headed' Cardinal in my yard. At the time a visitor told...
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BugFiles: Black Horse Fly (Tabanus atratus)

Black Horse Fly

(Tabanus atratus)

Really painful bite, but tends to target livestock more than people. An especially big nuisance when I had horses. Luckily,...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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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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I am trying to ID this plant. It is apparently native to Wis

I am trying to ID the plant that produces these seeds. It is apparently native to Wisconsin and I have seen it in the Manitoba, Canada area. Thanks for any help!
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  Today in history: August 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Boundaries are good for your emotional well-being and your garden. A well-placed trellis can create just the right amount of privacy for your garden, and provide support for pretty beans or flowering vines.

1845: Henry David Thoreau wrote of picking sand cherries (Prunus depressa) near his lodge at Walden Pond.

1847: James Cassidy, English botanist, was born. He would work for the Royal Botanical Gardens before emigrating to the U.S., where he became Professor of Botany and Horticulture in the State Agricultural College of Colorado.

1904: Kenneth Vivian Thimann, English-born botanist, was born. He would move to the U.S. and teach at the California Institute of Technology, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Harvard University as professor of botany. He was also founding provost of Crown College.

1973: Two common garden spiders named Arabella and Anita became NASA's fist eight-legged astronauts on Skylab II; their mission was to build cobwebs in a weightless environment.

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