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Taipei Botanical Garden, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

This article will not only take you to an exotic place but will also let you enjoy some rare plant species, guess where we go?

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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle 'Dynamite' (Lagerstroemia indica)

Crepe Myrtle 'Dynamite'

(Lagerstroemia indica)

I seen how beautiful these are & had to have one I am always trying different plants that are not in my area MN weather,...
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Michigan Bulb

Review by Bellababy:

I purchased 6 sedum plants and received them the end of April, perfect timing. They arrived perfectly packed and very healthy....
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BirdFiles: Common Loon (Gavia immer)

Common Loon

(Gavia immer)

Beautiful song. We have many nesting pairs on the numerouse lakes in this area....
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BugFiles: Red-Headed Pine Sawfly larvae (Neodiprion lecontei)

Red-Headed Pine Sawfly larvae

(Neodiprion lecontei)

Miserable little devils, all they do is eat, 24/7, until the entire tree is defoliated! Once they've acomplished that one...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bluestone Perennials

5 stars
I can\'t say enough good about this company who consistently ships beautiful healthy plants in the best planting packaging...
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Gardening Book: Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

Review by StarOfLeviathan:

This was the first book I read when I got my first Brug & it is one I refer anyone to when growing these majestic plants....
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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!

  Today in history: May 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you are tempted to steal your neighbor's corn, don't. Being charged with stalking would be really embarrassing.

1861: Thomas Hayton (T.H.) Mawson, British landscape architect, was born in Scorton, Lancashire. He would design many gardens throughout Britain, Europe and Canada, and advised on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in America. His book, "The Art and Craft of Garden Making" was first published in 1905; by 1926 had been reprinted five times, and is still regarded as the basis for modern landscape architecture.

1866: At Waterloo, New York, veterans and citizens placed flowers on the graves of soldiers and sailors killed during the Civil War. Two years later, it would become a national holiday.

1903: The American pasque flower (Anemone patens) was adopted by the legislature of South Dakota as the official state flower.

1909: The orange blossom was adopted as Florida's state flower.

1933: The Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia ) was decreed the official state flower by the state of Pennsylvania.

2003: Tennessee declared the tomato the official state fruit.

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