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TODAY'S FEATURES

Can This Purple Heart Plant Be Saved?, by Timmy Jo Given

The spindly, potted Purple Heart (Tradescantia pallida) plant caught my attention in January as I revisited my former workplace. I wonder if I can rejuvenate it, I thought. The story of this step-by-step rescue case has a happy ending.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Dwarf Chenille (Acalypha reptans)

Dwarf Chenille

(Acalypha reptans)

I tried and tried to root this plant and have finally had success. I have it in beds by my front door and it blooms all...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Park Seed Company (aka Park's Gardens)

Review by rcminor:

This Spring I ordered plants from 3 businesses Burpees, Chileplants.com and Park Seed. Everyone delivered plants at the projected...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: American Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

American Bushtit

(Psaltriparus minimus)

The only smaller bird I see in my neighborhood is a rufous hummingbird. The bushtits come in flocks of six to ten, and like...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Long-tailed Skipper

(Urbanus proteus)

Found cats on my lima bean leaves, could only find two. Captured the smallest one and reared it on bean leaves. FYI, it ate...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series)

The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series)

Review by artfuldodger83:

Recently downsized from a detached home to a condo in the city. We have a patio instead of a backyard now but I am determined...
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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. 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.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

Please ID this shrub

Last year, this plant was dying. Then our neighbors chopped down some tall trees and we got sun. This year it's thriving.
I'm in Seattle area.
Thanks!
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  Today in history: April 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Despite your daily ministrations, your new fern is looking puny. Is someone else in your family watering it too? Overwatering is just as bad as underwatering.

1785: John James Audubon, American naturalist, ornithologist and illustrator, was born in Haiti. He would later immigrate to the U.S. and study American birds with the goal of illustrating them as realistically as possible. The National Audubon Society is named in his honor.

1822: Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape designer, was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He would design many urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, as well as numerous other public and private landscape commissions. Read more here.

1855: Henry Hurd Rusby, American botanist and educator, was born in Franklin, New Jersey. He created and sold a herbarium to pay for his medical education; he then standardized pharmacology education in the U.S. and helped pass the first Pure Food and Drug Act. The genus Rusbya is named for him.

1895: The New York Zoological Society (now the Wildlife Conservation Society) was incorporated to establish a free zoological garden to encourage and advance the study of zoology.

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