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Natural Ways to Combat Japanese Beetles, by Shannon Bass

Japanese Beetles, commonly known as June Bugs, are major pests and can be hard to get rid of. But they are not invincible.

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Community Succulent Pots: Some Ideas, by Geoff Stein

Many succulents seem designed for pot life. These plants get lost in the garden, or they are too delicate or tender to make it outdoors... or they just seem happiest in a small, controlled environment where they can show off. Many succulents complement each other and look better in groups, rather than by themselves. If limited space is a problem, one solution is community pots. Here are some ideas and suggestions for creating community pots of succulents.

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PlantFiles: Common Camellia 'Debutante' (Camellia japonica)

Common Camellia 'Debutante'

(Camellia japonica)

Our Debutante has lived in a large pot in our oak-shaded back yard for 15 years here in central Texas. It gets very little...
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Silicon Solar Inc.

Review by desperadonh:

totally negative they are horrible. pump 6 weeks late now another 6 weeks?...
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BirdFiles: Myrtle Warbler (formerly Yellow-rumped Warbler p.p.) (Setophaga coronata)

Myrtle Warbler (formerly Yellow-rumped Warbler p.p.)

(Setophaga coronata)

I have seen this bird for the very first time everyday this week of Valentines Day February 2014, and did not know what it...
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BugFiles: Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla sp.)

Green Lacewing

(Chrysoperla sp.)

"Chrysoperla carnea does not occur in North America. It is a European member of a sibling species complex that contains several...
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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!


Please help identify purple-blue flower

This plant comes back in the same area each year and enjoys growing by the rain downspout.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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  Today in history: July 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Just a half-hour in the garden today will make the rest of your day flow smoothly. Treat yourself and your plants to that extra 30 minutes of quietude.

1874: The Philadelphia Zoo opened its gates and was the first zoological garden in the US.

1901: The U.S. Bureau of Plant Industry was established by the Agricultural Appropriation Act.

1908: The white oak (Quercus alba) became the official state tree of Illinois.

1928: The first Mississippi Market Bulletin was published.

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