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Frosty fern: adding Selaginella to your collection, by Sally G. Miller

Frosty fern is a relatively new offering for indoor gardens where I live. It's a friendly looking, cute little plant worth trying or giving. Curiously enough, it is really not a fern, and will die if it gets too frosty (frozen.) So what is it, really?

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The History and Origin of Christmas Plants, by Damian Fagan

From the ancient days of the Druids through the rise of the Roman Empire and into the evolution of Christianity, certain plants have symbolized Winter Solstice, the cycle of life and the Christmas season. And what better way to explain religious teachings or spiritual beliefs than through an association with life-giving plants.

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PlantFiles: Oriental Lily 'Muscadet' (Lilium )

Oriental Lily 'Muscadet'

(Lilium )

This is my most successful Oriental. I have them in large pots and in their second year they have produced as many as a...
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Hidden Springs Flower Farm

Review by reeve1:

This may very well be the best company represented on Dave's Garden. I just can't say enough good things about them and how...
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BirdFiles: Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli)

Yellow-billed Magpie

(Pica nuttalli)

A beautiful striking black and white bird. A distinctive large bird with the yellow bill. A very unusual cackle not to...
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BugFiles: Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

Common Whitetail

(Plathemis lydia)

These are all around my herb garden this month and seem to enjoy the cool shaded area and waterings. I keep a water dish...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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!


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  Today in history: December 17  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Time to bring some order to the chaos of your potting bench. Find a container for the potting soil, wash up and sterilize the used pots and you'll soon have the area tidy and ready for use.

1817: Francis Wolle, botanist and inventor, was born in Jacobsburg, Pennsylvania. He would invent and patent a paper-bag machine, the first of its kind. Its fundamental design is still used today.

1835: Alexander Agassiz, Swiss-born naturalist, was born at Neuchatel. He would immigrate to the U.S. and work in zoology and as curator of the Peabody Natural History Museum at Harvard University.

1844: Dr. William Gilson Farlow, American botanist, was born in Boston. He would serve as assistant to Asa Gray and specialize in cryptogams.

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