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Green Grows the Garden, by Gwen Bruno

Green -- the color of youth and optimism -- is never more welcome than in spring. In celebration of all things “green”, here’s a short list of flowers in nature’s most refreshing, restful hue. Add a few to this year’s garden for some happy-go-lucky charm.

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It's Spring; What Can I Prune?, by Debbie Wolfe

Confused about when and what to prune in the Spring? Spring has its own set of rules and reasons for pruning.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Snap Pea 'Sugar Snap' (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon)

Snap Pea 'Sugar Snap'

(Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon)

64 days from direct seed to harvest. Produces a good tasting fruit but was has not been very productive in either year I...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Willis Orchard Company

Review by ericjp:

Ordered several varieties of apple and pear threes. A couple of my trees on my order were really beat up. They had a lot...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

(Melanerpes carolinus)

For over seven years, I have seen many generations of this beautiful bird, nest in the wooden post for the electrical power...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Hammerhead Worm (land planarian) (Bipalium kewense)

Hammerhead Worm (land planarian)

(Bipalium kewense)

I saw one in my backyard and had no idea what I was. The main concern was that it could be harmful to my pets. Very interesting...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Review by Ben234563:

I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered. ...
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

CLOSED: Please help me identify this Spiked Tree

I live in Louisiana. I would very much like to identify this tree. I couldn't find it anywhere online. Similar but not exact to find a name. Spikey trunk, the only leaves are only on the very top of the trunk. It seems
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  Today in history: March 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Springtime can lead to an abundance of optimism but don't plant more than you can maintain all season.

1833: Charles Horton Peck, American botanist, was born in Sand Lake, New York. He would become state botanist in New York.

1853: Vincent Van Gogh was born. His painting "Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers" sold on this date in 1987 for $39.7 million at auction at Christie's London, to Yasuo Goto, a Japanese insurance magnate. It now resides in the Yasuda Memorial Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.

1891: Wilhelm Kordes II, German rose breeder and son of Wilhelm Kordes I, was born. He would expand on the rosarium and commercial rose business begun by his father, which is known as W. Kordes Sohne. The hybrid musk rose 'Wilhelm' (aka 'Skyrocket')is named in his honor.

1927: Missouri named the Sialia sialis, commonly known as the eastern bluebird, its state bird.

1930: The Fitzroy Garden's Conservatory opened in Melbourne, Australia.

1937: The Oklahoma legislature passed a bill declaring the Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) as the official state tree.

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