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Border Stonecrops from the Genus Hylotelephium, by Todd Boland

You probably never heard of Hylotelephium but you certainly are familiar with them! They are the border stonecrops, a group recently split from Sedum. 'Autumn Joy' is perhaps the most well-known but this group is enjoying a surge in the release of new cultivars suitable for nearly any sunny situation. Foliage, flowers, all-season attraction, drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant, butterfly attractant...these plants have it all!

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A Bucket of Apricot Jam, by Adina Dosan

What can be more delicious than apricot jam? Maybe cherry or strawberry jam, many of you may say. But for me apricots are the best in any form, whether they are raw, in a cake or jam.

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PlantFiles: Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi)

Hardy Ice Plant

(Delosperma cooperi)

Master Gardeners, NPS and Nature Conservancy volunteers have been trying to eradicate ice plant from the Channel Islands...
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Sandeman Seeds

Review by Sagarpradhan:

I supplied 60 kgs of Camellia Sinensis seeds to Sandeman seeds UK Ltd in February 2014 and till date have not been paid....
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BirdFiles: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

House Sparrow

(Passer domesticus)

I've read several reasons this bird was brought to the US. One is folk thought they were good bug eaters and released them...
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BugFiles: Common House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)

Common House Spider

(Parasteatoda tepidariorum)

The genus has been revised, the correct name is now: Parasteatoda tepidariorum...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Huntsville Botanical Garden

5 stars
Wonderful place! Very interactive for the kids. Make sure they have a bathing suit and water shoes! Even my husband had a...
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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: August 19  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Want to get a quick transformation fix? Clean off the dead leaves and give your houseplant's foliage a quick shower and shine. Well-groomed plants will brighten your surrounding and your mood.

1807: Jane Webb Loudon, popular author of several horticultural works, was born. She was well known for illustrating gardening manuals and her contributions to the work of John Claudius Loudon, her husband.

1839: Julius Oscar Brefeld, German botanist and mycologist, was born. He would become a botany professor at the University of Breslau, and most remembered for his work in the field of mycology (fungi.)

1858: Miss Ellen Ann Willmott, British gardener and writer, was born. Many plants are named for her and her gardens at Warley Place.

1867: Willis Linn Jepson, American botanist, was born. He would help John Muir form the Sierra Club, and write numerous botanical books.

2000: Dave's Garden was launched, for and by gardeners. It would soon grow to the world's largest gardening community, offering innovative tools and features for gardeners of all ages and skill level. Our fun-loving namesake and founder has appeared in many humorous poses, including a wig of love-lies-bleeding and balancing a squash on his head.

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