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Eat your greens! Dandelions are a dandy way to get super nutrition in a variety of tasty ways.., by Dea O'Hopp

These aren't your local yard variety of dandelion, although many a spring morning as a child in rural Indiana were spent gathering dandelion greens for supper. Of course, my parents with 9 kids had no thought of a weed free lawn so chemicals weren't even a was just head on out and gather greens for supper!

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Growing Geraniums Indoors, by Jeanne Grunert

Don't let frost kill your favorite geraniums. Instead, use these simple tips to keep geraniums indoors during the winter, and get a head start on your spring garden.

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PlantFiles: Klondike Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)

Klondike Cosmos

(Cosmos sulphureus)

I grew "Bright Lights" cosmos and was very pleased. I grew it in pots and the flowers bloomed all summer right into fall....
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Berries Unlimited

Review by GWPrid:

I ordered and paid for 700 Blueberry plants of three different variates from BU on May 20, 2014. I was promptly sent an...
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BirdFiles: Least Tern (Sternula antillarum)

Least Tern

(Sternula antillarum)

It is a small tern, 2224 cm long, with a wingspan of 50 cm, and weighing 3952 g. The upper parts are a fairly uniform pale...
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BugFiles: Tobacco Budworm Moth (Heliothis virescens)

Tobacco Budworm Moth

(Heliothis virescens)

Ravenous caterpillar creatures that love my geraniums and petunias, completely destroying them if not controlled. They leave...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Talmage Farm Agway

4 stars
Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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Infiltrating the Mid Atlantic corridor

I've been on the road since Monday 10/20. While the rain has not made the trip as pleasant as it might have been, the sights have overcome most of the inconvenience.

The mountains of West Virginia and Virginia
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  Today in history: October 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Going green? How about your roof? Before you replace those shingles, consider a rooftop garden. There are many decisions to be made, so proceed carefully.

1811: Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Dutch botanist, was born at Neuenhaus. He would become director of the Leyden Herbarium, and Professor of Botany at Utrecht.

1868: Dr. Adalbert Schnitzlein, German botanist, died at the age of 55. He was professor of botany at Erlangen, and director of the Botanic Garden.

1872: Dr. William Chambers Coker, American botanist, was born at Hartsville, South Carolina. He would establish the Coker Arboretum at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

1987: A rain of pink frogs fell on Stroud, in Gloucestershire England. The frogs were actually albinos (their blood vessels made them appear pink), but it is unclear where they originated from.

2005: The heaviest apple on record was picked by Chisato Iwasaki of HIrosaki City, Japan. The apple weighed 1.849 kg (just over 4 pounds).

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