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As gardeners, we love our pets – a lot. If you visit any of the forums at Dave’s Garden, someone, somewhere will tell tales of their pets. Sometimes the stories are fun, other times they are not. Here is my story.
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From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.
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!
For years I have been trying to get a photo of the wood pecker that loves the bugs in our trees. I always thought it was a red headed wood pecker but now I am not sure. I hope the photo is clear enough for identification. View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Only the hornworm loves your tomatoes more than you. Camouflaged in tomato leaf green, they can be difficult to spot but once you find them, they are easy to kill: just dunk them in a bucket of hot soapy water. Your choice: you can grow fat juicy worms or fat juicy tomatoes.
1820: Sir Joseph Banks, English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences, died at age 76. He explored the world with Captain James Cook, and over 80 species of plants bear his name. Read more here.
1831: Franz Carl Mertens, German botanist, died at the age of 67. He specialized in the study of algae and explored parts of Europe. The genus Mertensia was named in his honor.
1872: Beatrix Jones Farrand, American landscape architect, as born in New York City. She would become the first female landscape architect of the day, and joined Frederick Law Olmsted and others in founding the American Society of Landscape Architects.
1872: Theodore Payne was born in Northamptonshire, England. He would immigrate to California at the age of 21, and establish a seed business in Los Angeles where he encouraged the use of California native plants. He introduced over 430 species of flowers and native plants before retiring in 1958. The Theodore Payne Foundation was incorporated in 1960 to promote the preservation of California native flora.
1919: Texas was the first state to formally adopt a state tree. The legislature named the pecan (Carya illinoinensis) its official state tree.