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Episcia cupreata, by Lee Anne Stark

This wonderful member of the Gesneriad family is an easy plant for the indoor gardener. Learn how to enjoy them in your home.

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Is it a Petal or a Sepal?, by Marie Harrison

As gardeners we often come across terms that are a bit confusing. Hydrangeas and clematis, for instance, do not have petals. They have colorful sepals that look like petals. Some double flowers have stamens and even pistils that have transformed into petals. How can an ordinary gardener with just a bit of curiosity about such terms sort out the differences?

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PlantFiles: Daylily 'Spacecoast Bold Scheme' (Hemerocallis )

Daylily 'Spacecoast Bold Scheme'

(Hemerocallis )

Cream with black purple eye and picotee above green throat. ((Daring Dilemma Guiniver's Gift) Daring Deception) ...
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Westbourne Daylilies

Review by ljb5966:

I just wanted to let everyone know I just found out Mary Jane Meadows passed away in December. She sent very nice plants....
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BirdFiles: Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Northern Mockingbird

(Mimus polyglottos)

Has anyone else seen a Northern Mockingbird in Madison, WI? ...
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BugFiles: Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Japanese Beetle

(Popillia japonica)

I was badly infested this past summer. Spectracide has a bag trap that lures them with a scent. It works unbelievably. Was...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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Review by suzebrown:

I am the author of this book, and I took the 35 photographs that appear in it, too. Needless to say, I love it. Eleanor...
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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!



Has anyone grown sunchokes? I found some at the oriental market today. I plan on growing them in grow bags as I have heard that they can become invasive. Does anyone have any advice on growing them?
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  Today in history: February 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It's not easy being green...or is it? If you're wanting to become more environmentally friendly, start with simple steps to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle with a curbside program or local drop-off points.

1554: Hieronymus Bock (Latinized to Hieronymus Tragus) German doctor and founder of modern botany, died. He developed his own system to classify 700 plants and the genus Tragus was named for him.

1741: Jethro Tull, English agriculturist and inventor died. In 1701, he invented a horse-drawn seed planting drill that sowed 3 even rows of seeds at once.

1830: Addison Brown, American judge and botanist, was born at West Newbury, Massachusetts. He would help establish the New York Botanical Garden and co-authored three botanical books with Nathaniel Lord Britton.

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