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Growing Scotch Bonnet Peppers, by Diana Wind

You donít have to live in Jamaica to grow Scotch Bonnet hot peppers. They grow easily in US backyard and community gardens too. Scotch Bonnets make a delicious and nutritious addition to spice up healthy meals.

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Using Squash and Gourds to Create Natural Decorations, by Debbie Wolfe

If you want to add a little fall flair to your home decor, there is no need to spend a ton of money on pre made decorations. Autumn provides us with many natural options to add texture and interest to your home. Look to nature's bounty for your next decorating project.

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PlantFiles: Mexican Catchfly 'Jack Flash' (Silene laciniata)

Mexican Catchfly 'Jack Flash'

(Silene laciniata)

This plant was seen growing wild in the mountains of Southwestern New Mexico in August 2013....
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Caladium Bulbs 4 Less

Review by exfed:

Ordered from Caladiums Bulbs 4 Less last year and was very pleased with the size of bulbs, the timeliness of the shipment,...
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BirdFiles: Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Carolina Wren

(Thryothorus ludovicianus)

I just moved from FL to NC. While unpacking I came across one of my wren houses that I had not used in years. I set it...
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BugFiles: Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Japanese Beetle

(Popillia japonica)

Some years are much worse than others where I live. With most pests, there are completely nonchemical things that can be...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Talmage Farm Agway

4 stars
Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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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!


CLOSED: Unknown ixia-like plant.

A garden escape found in bushland. Resembles Ixia lutea without the dark centre. Would appreciate a firm id.
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  Today in history: October 20  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Those who understand their plants know that now is the time to spread a thin blanket of compost over your beds and around your trees. Not too thick, or you'll be giving comfort to the pest enemies this winter.

1803: The Louisiana Purchase was ratified by the U.S. Congress, providing for the purchase of the western half of the Mississippi River basin, and opening the way for westward expansion beyond the Mississippi River.

1970: Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize for developing new varieties of wheat and rice to help increase food production in the Third World.

1995: The National Orchid Garden, with 60,000 orchid plants, opened on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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