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Easy Plants for New Gardeners: Hydrangea macrophylla, by Melody Rose

A staple of many landscapes around the world is the versatile bigleaf hydrangea.

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PlantFiles: Siberian Iris 'Art in Bloom' (Iris sibirica)

Siberian Iris 'Art in Bloom'

(Iris sibirica)

The breeders, Jan Sacks and Marty Schafer, have written: "A dramatic flower full of contrast and conflict, storm clouds...
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Peaceful Valley Farm Supply (

Review by katespeppers:

I ordered 7 packets of seeds from Upon checking out, using the same billing and shipping address in Daly...
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BirdFiles: House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

House Finch

(Haemorhous mexicanus)

Have seen this bird periodically in San Diego, but had a memorable sighting with my spouse a few years ago in Orange County. We...
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BugFiles: Glasswing (Greta oto)


(Greta oto)

Sorry for the out of focus photo. Since this one's wings are mostly transparent, my camera seemed to have difficulty deciding...
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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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Gardening Book: Twenty Reasons Not To Garden (And Why I Ignore Them All)

Twenty Reasons Not To Garden (And Why I Ignore Them All)

Review by Fencebroke:

Funny, unique, and a little crazy. Unlike any other gardening book out there! Each of the twenty sections is brief enough...
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  Today in history: January 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Enough pinching and primping the potted plants. Have patience with them; when the days get longer and warmer, they'll begin looking more lush and lively.

1813: The first recorded planting of pineapples on Hawaii was noted by Francisco de Paula y Marin, a Spanish horticulturist and advisor to King Kamehameha.

1887: Brisbane received 465 millimeters (18.3 inches) of rainfall, the most ever recorded in an Australian capital city in a 24-hour period.

1908: The Illinois Legislature approved the blue violet (Viola sororia) as the official state flower.

1913: Thomas Volney (T.V.) Munson, American botanist and authority on American grapes, died at age 69 in Denison, Texas.

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