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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 2-7-16, by Melody Rose

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A Tale of Some Travelling Seeds, by Jan Recchio

It all started in September in the Cottage Gardening forum. It was innocent enough. A forum regular wanted to organize a seed swap just among a few others on the forum to increase our "cottagey" plants for the coming year. This is the story of what it grew into.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Creeping Speedwell 'Blue Reflection' (Veronica )

Creeping Speedwell 'Blue Reflection'

(Veronica )

This tough ground plant requires no maintenance, minimal supplemental water (when established). Beautiful, sky-blue small...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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SeedsNow.com

Review by LindseyR:

I ordered enough seeds to start my veggie and herb gardens along with the seed starter pods to get going. So far I have only...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)

Monk Parakeet

(Myiopsitta monachus)

I rescued Peatree from an unhappy home over a year ago, the teenager refused to abide by his parents' rules for his chores....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout

(Libytheana carinenta)

My study window is large, bright and cheery and looks out onto a west-side garden with lots of color. Some weeks ago I...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Breshears Florist & Nursery

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Good selections, reasonable prices, friendly and knowledgeable service. Experience gained over several years....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by starkbros:

This book is a complete 200-year history of the Stark family members who were involved in the business, starting in 1816,...
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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.

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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 history: February 7  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It's time to get serious about prioritizing your spring projects. Will it be a new garden path, or a pergola? A new fence or a fountain? They are all great ideas, but your time and money is limited, so pick the ones that will mean the most to you this year.

1838: Alfonso Herrera, professor of medical botany, was born in Mexico City. He would become one of the most prominent botanists in Mexico, specializing in native medicinal plants.

1857: The Rural Agricultural Society of Alleghany county, New York was founded.

1892: In Verkhoyansk, Russia, an Asian record cold temperature of -90 degrees F (-67.8 C) was recorded.

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