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Time to Tame the Raspberry Jungle, by Sally G. Miller

Raspberry pruning is a stickery job,and the instructions in the books seem so confusing. But a lack of pruning leads to tangled, unproductive, disease-prone raspberry jungles. When your worst winter weather subsides, you can tame your raspberry jungle and turn it back into a respectable patch. I've studied the instructions and will do my best to explain raspberry pruning simply and clearly.

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Our Lord's Candle (Hesperoyucca whipplei)

Our Lord's Candle

(Hesperoyucca whipplei)

Because there are so many synonyms for this plant, on behalf of the PlantFiles Administration I have listed all of them below,...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Neutral102
Negative391

Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)

Review by johnforsman:

I am surprised to read the number of negative comments. I purchase seeds from a lot of companies, and I have purchased from...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Collared Dove

(Streptopelia decaocto)

Non-Native invasive species in Oregon. Hunters can take as many as they can shoot during applicable game bird season. Easily...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Small-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias myops)

Small-eyed Sphinx Moth

(Paonias myops)

I am very inexperienced in identifying any type of moth or butterfly, but after looking at the others on your website, I...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sandy's Plants

5 stars
As the previous reviewer noted, going to Sandy's Plants is a unique experience. A friend and I played hooky from work one...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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Tropical Lily

The flower is pretty common here in Panama. Is this a true Lilium or ? 3 ft tall, green strap leaves similar to daylily.

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  Today in history: August 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Too much weeding for you to tackle alone? Don't be afraid - ask for help from family or friends.

1811: Louis Antoine Bougainville, French navigator, died at the age of 82. The Bougainvillea genus was named in his honor by Commersan, a botanist who accompanied him on a voyage.

1830: The first patent for a 'lawn mowing machine' was granted to Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Gloucestershire, England. His reel-type mower was first used to care for the grass at sporting events and the gardens of the wealthy.

1892: Sidney Fay Blake, American taxonomist, was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He would become an expert on botanical nomenclature, specifically the Compositae (Aster) family. He would also co-author the "Geographical Guide to the Floras of the World" with Alice C. Atwood.

1959: The pop song 'Poison Ivy' by The Coasters reached #1 on Billboard's R&B Hot 100 chart.

1960: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a federal charter to create the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. It was built in Kansas City, Missouri to honor the American farmer.

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