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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 11-29-15, by Melody Rose

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Philodendrons - An Introduction to the "Tree Lovers", by LariAnn Garner

The name "Philodendron" means literally "tree loving", which most likely refers to the tree hugging/climbing habit characteristic of many Philodendron species. However, not all members of this genus hug or climb trees, but many of them are eminently suitable as indoor or house plants. And if you are fortunate enough to live where you can grow these in your garden, well . . .

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PlantFiles: Slender Blue Beard Tongue (Penstemon procerus)

Slender Blue Beard Tongue

(Penstemon procerus)

From E. H. Moss (1959), rev. J. G. Packer (1983), Flora of Alberta: "Stems slender, 1.5-4 dm high, often decumbent at base,...
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Onalee's Seeds, LLC

Review by mommacox:

I am very happy with the 3 packs of seeds (plus one free pack) I got from Onalee's Seeds. I like to grow plants that are...
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BirdFiles: Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

Semipalmated Plover

(Charadrius semipalmatus)

The Great Lakes are a way-station of this birds migration between Canadian breeding grounds and and Central America....
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BugFiles: Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

Blue-tailed Damselfly

(Ischnura elegans)

This is a widely distributed european species, frequenting ditches, canals, pools, ponds, lakes and slow flowing streams....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Edible Landscaping

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This is my second time ordering from Edible Landscaping. The first time ordering was an excellent experience; same for the...
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Gardening Book: the book of little hostas

the book of little hostas

Review by sybilshappylife:

I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for...
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  Today in history: November 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Still haven't cleaned out the vegetable garden? Spend an hour or so now, raking and cleaning; you'll be glad you did next spring.

1627: John Ray, English naturalist, was born at Black Notley, Essex. He would classify plants in "Historia Plantarum", and coined the term "species".

1843: Gertrude Jekyll, British landscape architect, was born in London. She would create over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the U.S., and become renowned for the English garden border design. Read more here.

1863: Dr. Sijfert Hendrik Koorders, Dutch botanist, was born.

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