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Benefits of Slow-Release Plant Food and How it Works, by Damian Fagan

Imagine how easy gardening could be if you only had to fertilize once or twice a year.

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Effective Organic Pest Control, by Donna Mack

What are the most persistent minor animal offenders? Squirrels, chipmunks, voles, rabbits, nesting birds?

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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Megabucks' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Megabucks'

(Iris )

Parentage: (Gypsy Lullaby x Fifth Avenue) x (Cosmopolitan x Dutch Master) x Up and Coming...
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Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)

Review by mousingaround:

Have ordered twice from Hirts. Both experiences were good. Most recent order was received quickly. Larger than I expected...
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BirdFiles: Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Brown-headed Cowbird

(Molothrus ater)

They're all over the catskills. As a matter of fact I'm having a terrible problem with them eating the suet I leave out for...
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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

Atlantic Nursery

4 stars
I have been a customer of Atlantic since forever & have always enjoyed my experience here. Nursery is located a couple blocks...
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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 joannspearsrn:

Got it for $5 from Amazon, used. Best garden money I ever spent....
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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!


CLOSED: Please help identify this plant.

I bought this as a house plant and the pot had a tag with only mandevilla listed. It also has a fern and sweet potato vine. The big red-leaved thing in the middle I don\'t know how to care for and what is its name. Please
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  Today in history: May 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You have spent countless hours on your garden this spring. Now it's time to treat yourself to a relaxing massage or pedicure.

1669: Sebastian Vaillant, French botanist was born at Vigny, near Poutoise. He would deliver a lecture at the Royal Garden in 1717 that described a theory of sexual reproduction for plants that influenced the work of Linnaeus.

1797: The first specimen of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), was collected by Scottish explorer Mungo Park. The tree's roots, bark, leaves, oil and fruit seeds are of economic importance; shea butter is derived from the kernel of the fruit seed.

1951: Oklahoma adopted the Tyrannus forficatus, known as the scissortail flycatcher, as their state bird.

1963: Louisiana designated the bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) as the official state tree.

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