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Delicious Christmas Decorations, by Adina Dosan

It's Christmas time again! I'm looking forward to the days when I'll have all my family together at the dinner table and that's why my first thought is about food. No, I'm not wondering what am I going to cook, just how many groceries I should get. This also includes the Christmas decorations I'll use for decorating the Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner table.

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After Bloom Care for Holiday Plants, by Debbie Wolfe

Holiday plants are perfect gifts for gardeners that can be enjoyed long after the Christmas season. But, how do you care for them after they bloom?

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PlantFiles: Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' (Phlox paniculata)

Phlox 'Peppermint Twist'

(Phlox paniculata)

This flower is so pretty; I lots of comments about it. Usually I have a few stalks that are pink but this year I also have...
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Uncle Jim's Worm Farm

Review by RobertPHen:

Red worms will die at temperatures lower than 32oF and higher than 90oF. You can't count on the carrier conditioning his...
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BirdFiles: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild Turkey

(Meleagris gallopavo)

I live on cape cod and last spring this bunch of about 30 turkeys strolled through. They ate my birdseed so I now invest...
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BugFiles: Common Garden Katydid (Caedicia simplex)

Common Garden Katydid

(Caedicia simplex)

I know that they're pests, and they do a number on my buddleia and nicotiana every spring, but I just find them so pretty...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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!


Extra tall 42 in table lamp ?

I have a very tall table lamp. 42 in from top to bottom. It was purchased by a friend of mine while he was serving in Viet Nam in the late 1960's. It is brass. My mother used it in her large living room for years.
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  Today in history: December 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your African Violets are multiplying rapidly, don't become a plant hoarder. Pot them up and share them with friends. Even a tiny baby plant can become a treasured gift when tucked into a thrift store teacup.

1714: Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, German physicist, developed a mercury thermometer. He would later refine his scale, which was eventually called the Fahrenheit scale in his honor.

1982: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was founded on Mrs. Johnson's 70th birthday. The former first lady was known for her efforts to beautify American highways by encouraging the planting of wildflowers along them.

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