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A Taste for Tea, by Amber Royer

All tea (herbal tisanes aside) comes from the same plant (camellia sinensis), but the liquid made from the leaves tastes widely different depending on where it was grown, when it was harvested, and how it was processed and how you brew it. So if you think you don't like tea, ask yourself, "how many teas have I tried?" (If you do already like tea, you may be asking, "How many more teas haven't I tried yet?")

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Persimmons and Mimosas, by Sharon Brown

Persimmons and mimosas can provide a very sticky nasty ground cover when they grow side by side. They also provide a slippery slide and blossoms for a little girl's hair when she has a vivid imagination.

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PlantFiles: Mexican Sage 'Port de Zorro' (Salvia mexicana)

Mexican Sage 'Port de Zorro'

(Salvia mexicana)

I have this plant in several large pots on my deck. They apparently have a large root system, so use large pots or planters....
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Miles' To Go

Review by veloyes:

To echo the other reviews here, Miles2go is an excellent source for cacti. Shipping is prompt; packaging is simple, but secure;...
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BirdFiles: Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

Rusty Blackbird

(Euphagus carolinus)

This bird is in serious trouble. Their numbers have plummeted by 88-98% percent over the last 20 or 30 years....
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BugFiles: Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail

(Battus philenor)

This is a positive general informational note.: The caterpillars will reveal two yellow horns near it's head, if disturbed....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Highland Orchards

4 stars
It is a very nice fresh produce stand and grocery store of a number of food products not so common. They sell many special...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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: October 8  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Pumpkin may be popular for human foods, but it's also delicious for your pooch. Make some puppy treats with the puree left over from your latest baking effort.

1999: The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden formally opened in Belmont, North Carolina.

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