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TODAY'S FEATURES

Dyeing Eggs Naturally, by Karen Jones

Do you remember dyeing eggs with the little color tablet? It seemed that you were only limited by your imagination. Now that you're grown, are you looking for something a bit more sophisticated?

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Lovage, by Sharon Brown

With a name like lovage, it had to be a love potion, didn't it? I wasted one whole summer collecting and testing it on unsuspecting, good looking young men, and it didn't faze a one of them. Of course it could have been that they were only ten years old at the time.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Alstroemeria (Alstroemeria pulchella)

Alstroemeria

(Alstroemeria pulchella)

Raleigh N.Carolina. I bought 3" pot at a plant sale 4 years ago. They called it "Parrot Lily". Not the varieagated one....
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Willis Orchard Company

Review by jimmie99:

Purchased 4 peach trees, 3 cherry trees, and 3 grape vines. Two of the peach trees arrived in bad shape, the roots were...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker

(Picoides pubescens)

I adore these birds. They happily live in my garden / yard and surrounding area....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Crane Fly (Tipula oleracea)

Crane Fly

(Tipula oleracea)

One of the commonest species in europe. The larvae are known as leatherjackets and feed on roots, predominately of grasses....
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Review by Fires_in_motion:

This is a no-brainer purchase for any Southern gardener. I like books with tons of data and very tiny font sizes, so this...
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

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  Today in history: March 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Bring a hint of spring indoors today with a few shoots from your flowering quince, apple or cherry trees. Place them in a vase with water and the warm temperatures will soon have them unfurling their flowers.

1849: Stephen Ladislaus Endlicher, Austrian botanist, died in Vienna at age 44. He was Professor and Director of the Botanical Garden of Vienna.

1852: James Fletcher, Canadian entomologist and botanist, was born near Rochester, Kent, England. He would help found the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club and become president of the Ottawa Horticultural Society.

1868: Scottish-born naturalist John Muir first arrived in San Francisco, California and set out for Yosemite. Muir's Peak in Mount Shasta and Muir Woods, north of San Francisco, are named in his honor.

1991: Dr. Griffith J. Buck, American rosarian, died at age 86. He was professor of horticulture at Iowa State College, and credited for developing more than 85 varieties of cold-hardy roses, including the first hybrid blue rose. Read more about him here.

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