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Garden Jokes and Humor: Sunday Funnies 6-25-17, by Melody Rose

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PlantFiles: Hosta 'Good As Gold' (Hosta )

Hosta 'Good As Gold'

(Hosta )

Flower scapes 18". Aden NR...
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Great Garden Plants

Review by midwestshader:

Vendor: Great Garden Plants Date: May, 2017 Purchased Heuchera Blackberry Ice - 3 plants I received wonderful stout,...
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BirdFiles: Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

Laughing Gull

(Leucophaeus atricilla)

By far the most common gull down here in southeast Texas. Can't mistake that laugh!!...
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BugFiles: Saddleback Caterpillar Moth (Acharia stimulea)

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth

(Acharia stimulea)

This is the caterpillar of a limacodid moth, or slug moth. It is about 3/4" long in this photo. The bright colors are a warning...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

McKaig Nature Education Center

5 stars
A beautiful forest property with two creeks and 6 trails for walking through the woods of oak, beech, hickory, tuliptrees,...
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Gardening Book: Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Review by riceke:

A lot of time went into this and find it helpful in variety selection.But one may bear in mind that weather, soil composition,...
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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.

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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!


Plant among peppers

HELP ID PLEASE...This plant started out of nowhere. Live in North virginia. It started in the pepper garden and bloomed at about 4 ft tall.

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  Today in history: June 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Houseplants need some TLC, too. Isn't it time to drag that huge ficus or palm out to a shady spot and topdress the soil, fertilize and give it a shower?

1638: A lunar eclipse was the first astronomical event recorded in the U.S.

1799: David Douglas, Scottish explorer and botanist, was born in Scone, near Perth. With the support of Sir William Hooker and the Royal Botanic Institution of Glasgow, he explored western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, collecting over 200 new and notable species of trees, shrubs and perennial plants.

1898: Ferdinand Julius Cohn, German biologist, died at the age of 70. He was the first scientist to classify bacteria as plants.

1953: Anchorage, Alaska recorded a record-high temperature of 86 F (30 C).

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