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The Natural Dye Process With Coreopsis tinctoria, by Melody Rose

Most people only see weeds or wildflowers, but some of us see a creative opportunity.

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PlantFiles: Hardy Hibiscus 'Pink Clouds' (Hibiscus moscheutos)

Hardy Hibiscus 'Pink Clouds'

(Hibiscus moscheutos)

These do set seeds, and many, I have grown them from seed and the seeded plant is really close to the main plant Pink Clouds They...
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Wellspring Gardens

Review by plantlover13:

What an amazing experience. I got great service, plants came in exactly as advertised right on time, and got 2 free coffee...
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BirdFiles: Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Eastern Towhee

(Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Just this week I spotted a male and a female Eastern Towhee. They sing the most beautiful song esp. first thing in the morning....
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BugFiles: Wild Cherry Sphinx Moth (Sphinx drupiferarum)

Wild Cherry Sphinx Moth

(Sphinx drupiferarum)

Sphinx moths are not that common in my area and most feed upon wild shrubs and trees so don't present a problem from a gardeners...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tree of Life Nursery

5 stars
This nursery sells California native plants only. But there are so many to choose from! Their website has a huge catalog...
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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Identification of plant found in Michigan

This is a tall wiry plant I\'ve noticed growing along ditches and roadsides. Closest I\'ve found is Brassica rapa but the bottom leaves look like they might be wrong and this plant seems taller(close to 6 feet tall
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  Today in history: July 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You've ruthlessly uncluttered your house, but now it's time to do the same for your landscape. Stand back and look at your borders and determine which perennials need to be divided this year.

1883: Frances Ropes Williams was born at Salem, Massachusetts. She would graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and become widely known for her namesake Hosta cultivar, 'Frances Williams', a variegated specimen she spotted in 1936, growing in a field of Hosta sieboldiana at Bristol Nurseries in Connecticut. She would introduce many other hostas from her home garden until her death in 1969.

1886: John Goldie, Scottish botanist, died at the age of 93. He botanized extensively in Canada. Dryopteris goldiana is named for him.

1911: Hiram Bingham climbed what he called a "steep hill" in Peru and came upon the ruins of Machu Picchu.

1923: Maurice Linford, a botany student at Utah State Agricultural College, discovered the Jardine Juniper in Logan Canyon. It is believed to be the oldest and largest red juniper in the world. It was named in honor of William J. Jardine, an alumnus who was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture at the time.

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