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Smart Fertilizer Use, by Jeanne Grunert

Smart fertilizer use prevents waste that can harm your wallet - and the environment.

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Chiggers: the Myths and the Facts!, by Angela Carson

If you want to get someone really worked up, just mention a common summertime pest like chiggers, and listen to the results! You'll undoubtedly be regaled with all kinds of "facts" about chiggers, and remedies for their oh-so-uncomfortable bites. Let's take a look at some of the common misperceptions about chiggers, and set the facts straight!

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PlantFiles: Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Corn Poppy

(Papaver rhoeas)

Pretty wildflower. Weedy habit. Wiry, twining stems and delicate petals. The blooms don't last long and fade quickly in bright...
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Negative14 (New Garden Plants)

Review by kogwoman:

I ordered 1 echinacea "Double Scoop Cranberry and 1 echinacea "Secret Love". I ordered them in the winter and designated...
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BirdFiles: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Blue Heron

(Ardea herodias)

i posted an image of a "great white heron" is a subspecies white morph of the great blue is very different...
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BugFiles: Euonymus Leaf Notcher (Pryeria sinica)

Euonymus Leaf Notcher

(Pryeria sinica)

This appeared a few years ago on my evergreen euonymus hedge and last year was overwhelming. It's a recent non native pest....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

La Casa Verde

4 stars
Full service nursery, family owned. A wide selection of trees, tropicals, succulents, annuals, perennial shrubs, garden...
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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!


interloper in basil flat

My daughter-in-law bought a flat of basil for her garden and as the seedlings matured this healthy looking unknown appeared. Anybody recognize this? Thank you for looking.
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  Today in history: July 6  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your friend really doesn't have a green thumb, you can always suggest a rock garden.

1766: Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist and illustrator was born. The greatest ornithologist prior to Audubon, whom Wilson met in 1810 in Kentucky.

1785: Sir William Jackson Hooker, English botanist, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He would become the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

1806: The American silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata) was collected by Captain Meriwether Lewis in the Ovando Valley, Montana.

1931: Dr. Kizhakkedathu Mathai Kochummen, Malayan botanist, was born in Kerala, India. He would specialize in Malayan forestry and work extensively on the Tree Flora of Malaya Project. He wrote "Tree Flora of Pasoh Forest," making it the best documented forest in Malaysia.

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