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About Abutilons, by Audrey Stallsmith

Flowering maples are sometimes known as parlor maples, since they used to decorate chilly Victorian front rooms. They actually are members of the Abutilon rather than the Acer family, but they do flower. Not as prolifically for me as the ones in catalog photos, but those businesses have greenhouses and I don't!

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Tips for Windowsill Herb Gardens, by Tricia Drevets

Save money from buying herbs at the grocery stores and grow your own.

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PlantFiles: Flowering Pear 'Princess' (Pyrus calleryana)

Flowering Pear 'Princess'

(Pyrus calleryana)

I totally agree with coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA. The trees are prone to splitting and the smell of the flowers is offensive,...
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Iris Hills Farm

Review by lavguy:

I am impressed with the whole idea of Colin's business. I think the website is set up perfectly - and seems to be user friendly....
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BirdFiles: Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Common Snipe

(Gallinago gallinago)

Formerly regarded as having a range throughout the Northern Hemisphere, it is now treated as restricted to Europe and Asia....
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BugFiles: Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail

(Battus philenor)

This is a positive general informational note.: The caterpillars will reveal two yellow horns near it's head, if disturbed....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

4 stars
Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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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!


What is this? A geranium?

This is a huge branch off of a neighbors bushes. The flowers look like a pelargonium but the stems are more woody than any geranium I've seen. Any guesses?
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  Today in history: March 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your friends always admire your way with African Violets and orchids. Maybe it's time to take it to the next level and visit the local chapter of your favorite plant's society.

1887: August W. Eichler, German botanist, German botanist, died at age 47 in Berlin.

1903: The California legislature officially declared the golden poppy, (Eschscholzia) as the state flower. The act didn't name a particular species, but Eschscholzia californica is generally presumed to be the official flower.

1931: The state of Idaho proclaimed the Mock Orange (Philadelphus lewisii) as the official state flower.

1933: Indiana adopted the Cardinalis cardinalis, known as the northern cardinal, as their state bird.

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