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Strawbale Gardening: Why and How, by Paul Rodman

Today I would like to share one of my favorite methods of growing plants: in partially decomposed bales of straw!

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Adding a Nest Box to Your Backyard, by Damian Fagan

Installing a nest box for birds in your backyard is a great way to provide alternative housing for these feathered friends.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Arizona Ruby Rainbow Hedgehog (Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus)

Arizona Ruby Rainbow Hedgehog

(Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus)

A beautifull plant flowering or not. I've had one in the ground for ten years and it has flowered reliably. The only downside...
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Worms Etc

Review by JesRay:

I placed an online order on January 15, 2015 for 1lb of worms and worm bin starter along with adding the cost of 2 day shipping....
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay

(Cyanocitta cristata)

I used to think these "fellows" were bullies, but that is until the Red-bellied Woodpeckers made themselves at home. Really,...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

Large Milkweed Bugs

(Oncopeltus fasciatus)

I feel better after reading all the comments. I don't care about the seeds, in fact I pick the pods off my "Scarlett Milkweed"...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
So happy with the products this company shares! Not only did they give me how-to\'s when I was in their shop, they also sent...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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TODAY IN THE FORUMS

Plant Id -ground orchid

Can anyone help me in identifying the ground orchid.
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  Today in history: January 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The new seed catalogs are pouring in. Before you dive into an ordering frenzy, make a wishlist and check it twice. First check those descriptions for size and suitability, then a second time to make sure your selections are a good fit for your location.

1874: The Brown County Horticultural and Agricultural Society of Wisconsin was organized.

1883: J.H. Chesterton, botanist, died at Puerto Berrio, South America.

1888: Asa Gray, U.S. botanist died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at age 77. As a Professor of Botany at Harvard he established systematic botany. His "Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" became a standard field guide.

1899: Oregon formally adopted the Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium) as the official state flower.

1945: Gottlieb Haberlandt, Austrian botanist, died at age 90. He proposed the idea of totipotentiality, a theory that each plant cell could give rise to a complete plant.

1947: Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist, died at age 81.

1975: Monroe Evans Gardner, Professor Emeritus of horticultural science at North Carolina State University, died at age 78.

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