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Tan and Apricots, by Adina Dosan

They say our body always senses what it needs, hence our cravings. My constant craving, for years, has been for apricots. It's not like the anxious pregnancy craving, but a patient and willing to wait until it is satisfied craving.

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Cup Plant: A Prairie Giant, by Gwen Bruno

With leaves that serve as a tiny well, the cup plant offers a summertime oasis to all sorts of birds and insects. This imposing native of the Midwestern tallgrass prairies makes a bold statement wherever it grows.

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PlantFiles: Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)

Blackberry Lily

(Belamcanda chinensis)

The botanical name for this plant has been changed to Iris Domestica as the result of DNA research. ...
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Niche Gardens

Review by Feebs:

Package shipped & arrived on dates promised. Packaging was excellent - environmentally conscious packaging & not a leaf out...
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BirdFiles: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker

(Picoides pubescens)

Besides being useful for removing insects from tree bark, these birds are a joy to watch. They love the suet feeders and...
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BugFiles: Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia)

Giant Leopard Moth

(Hypercompe scribonia)

I am44 years old,lived in Sumter,SC all my life and have never seen a bug like this around here or anywhere else for that...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Berlin Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

5 stars
An outstanding botanical garden with 80+ acres of excellently displayed flora. There is a rose garden, American grassland...
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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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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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!


CLOSED: What is this bug that was by our docked boat in Iowa?

We found this bug by our boat in Coralville, Iowa. I've never seen one like it. Can anyone help?
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  Today in history: August 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It's still summertime but fall is coming. Time to plan ahead for a fun outing with friends. Check out the local corn mazes and pumpkin patches now; you'll be ready when autumn arrives.

1744: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet chevalier de Lamarck, French botanist and zoologist was born in Picardy, France. He would publish his 3-volume "Flore Francoise" and become a royal botanist.

1794: Simon W. Lisk, American botanist, was born in Otsego, New York. He would develop skills in medicinal botany.

1817: Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert was born. An English chemist, he is the co-inventor (with John Bennet Lawes) of superphosphate fertilizer.

1859: Mary Elizabeth Parsons, American horticulturist, was born in Chicago, Illinois. She would author "The Wild Flowers of California".

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