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Plants to Use in Your Christmas Centerpiece, by Anna Burke

Looking for a natural Christmas centerpiece this holiday season?

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You Can Eat Your Rhubarb, and Drink it Too!, by Patricia Oelze

Do you celebrate National Rhubarb Vodka Day?

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PlantFiles: Hybrid Columbine 'Crimson Star' (Aquilegia )

Hybrid Columbine 'Crimson Star'

(Aquilegia )

I love this columbine! Its amazing and impressive. grwos very well here in Austria...
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Review by TabuandZipper:

I ordered a birdbath with fountain and it was faulty. The water sprayed out of the vessel and could not be remedied. First...
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BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

After two years of planting just the right plants and setting up a few feeders, they have come. Lord, the Norther Cardinal...
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BugFiles: Eastern Tailed-Blue (was Everes comyntas) (Cupido comyntas)

Eastern Tailed-Blue (was Everes comyntas)

(Cupido comyntas)

What a beautiful butterfly!!! we believe we have seen one that was more on the grayer side, than blue, but we would love...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
There have been quite a few negative reviews on here as well as other sites. I\'d like to add my experience. . . I ordered...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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  Today in history: December 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you ask for new socks as a gift, be specific. Otherwise, you may wind up with garden hose.

1895: Consul E.P.T. Hammond of Budapest, issued guidelines for how paprika was to be prepared using stone mills especially constructed for grinding the peppers.

1926: Claude Oscar Monet, painter and gardener, died at Giverny. His paintings featured many flowers and nature scenes found in his own gardens.

2001: North Carolina declared the Scuppernong grape as its official fruit, along with strawberry as its official red berry and blueberry as the official blue berry.

2005: The tallest rosebush on record was measured at 4.03 meters (13 feet, 3 inches), grown by Paul and Sharon Palumbo in San Diego, California.

2009: Southwest Louisiana and parts of Mississippi received their earliest snowfall on record, with some areas reporting as much as 3 inches of snow. The storm broke previous records set on December 11, 2008 for Louisiana and November 24, 1938 for Mississippi.

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