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Introduction to the Chamaedorea Palms- excellent genus for both out and indoor use, by Geoff Stein

Chamaedorea palms are a large genus of Central and South American palms that include some of the most commonly grown and attractive species in the whole world. This article is an introduction to many of the more commonly grown species in cultivation along with a few comments on cultivation and availability, along with at least one photo of each.

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Weeds!!!, by Lee Anne Stark

Are weeds taking over your gardens? Do you avoid said gardens because the thought of removing those weeds seems like too daunting a task? Here, hopefully, I'll share some secrets of mine on how to handle those weeds.

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PlantFiles: Mitrephora (Mitrephora keithii)


(Mitrephora keithii)

Relatively slow growing but easy to care for. I have a couple trees, one a cultivar 'Hot Lips" which seems to be starting...
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The Tree Nursery (; formerly TN Tree Nursery)

Review by stephbealee:

We purchased sedge plugs from Tennesee Wholesale Nursery on 10/11/2016, order #10803 for $704. The product arrived looking...
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BirdFiles: Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Ring-billed Gull

(Larus delawarensis)

It is said if you see a gull in Iowa, most likely it is the Ring-billed Gull. They will be seen in parking lots around fast...
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BugFiles: Periodical Cicada (Magicicada septendecim)

Periodical Cicada

(Magicicada septendecim)

This only happens once in seventeen years. I love it....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

McKaig Nature Education Center

5 stars
A beautiful forest property with two creeks and 6 trails for walking through the woods of oak, beech, hickory, tuliptrees,...
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Gardening Book: Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Review by riceke:

A lot of time went into this and find it helpful in variety selection.But one may bear in mind that weather, soil composition,...
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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.

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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: June 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It is important to focus on the task at hand, especially if you work in an orange juice factory. If you can't concentrate, you might get canned.

1517: Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist, was born. His name was later Latinized to Rembertus Dodonaeus, and he would write several books including an herbal "Cruydeboeck". He is commemorated by the genus Dodonaea.

1545: The Botanical Garden of Padova was founded by the Republic of Venice.

1751: Willliam Roxburgh, Scottish surgeon and botanist, was born at Underwood, Craigie, Ayrshire. He would become superintendent of several botanical gardens in India. His knowledge of botany and meticulous records would lead to him being called the Father of Indian Botany.

1959: The Hawaiian Botanical Gardens Foundation was formed to encourage development of tropical gardens and horticulture in Hawaii.

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