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How to Cure Squash for Storage, by Anna Burke

Not sure what to do with all of the winter squash in your garden? We have a cure for that.

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Growing up in New York: From apples to cider, by April

Upstate New York state, a delightfully beautiful land watered by lake effect snows and kissed by gentle rains, is far removed from the busy streets of New York, New York. My memories are full of the beauty and produce of the land. Take a walk with me today in an old-fashioned apple orchard.

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PlantFiles: Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)

Texas Bluebonnet

(Lupinus texensis)

Bluebonnets have been reseeding and growing in my rocky NW Georgia soil for the past seven years. However, if native grasses...
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Cricket Hill Garden Peony Heaven

Review by KSeal:

After buying a historic home last October and redoing the entire interior over last winter, spring brought my attention to...
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BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

After two years of planting just the right plants and setting up a few feeders, they have come. Lord, the Norther Cardinal...
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BugFiles: Bee Fly (Systoechus vulgaris)

Bee Fly

(Systoechus vulgaris)

A very hairy tiny golden bee fly that usually hovers while nectaring......
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bear Creek Preserve

5 stars
This is a 3,412 acre preserve of forest and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed that is the Pocono Plateau...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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purple flowering ground cover id please

i live on a Caribbean island and grow this ground cover very successfully but i cannot find its proper name.
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  Today in history: October 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It may be fall, but allergens lurk in leaf litter and decaying compost, too. Be sure to shower before bed if you've spent the day tidying up.

1492: Christopher Columbus wrote in his log "little different from our own, it is a marvel" in his first European description of a hummingbird.

1587: Charles Dubois, treasurer of the East India Company, died. He had a garden filled with the newest exotic plants and his collection of dried plants occupied 74 volumes.

1823: Victor Lemoine, French hybridizer, was born at Delme, Lorraine, France. He and his descendents created over 200 lilac varieties, and he was the first foreigner to receive the Victorian medal of Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society.

1889: John Ball, Irish politician, naturalist and traveler, died in London, at age 71. He was the first president of the Alpine Club.

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