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PlantFiles: Eastern Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Eastern Coneflower

(Echinacea purpurea)

haven't tried to grow it, but in researching it, learned it can cause allergic reactions if ingested....
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Gardening How-To (National Home Gardening Club)

Review by hafischer1:

I have been a life member since 2010. In the last year I noticed no more magazines. While I have not had any major problems...
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BirdFiles: Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Tricolored Heron

(Egretta tricolor)

A medium-sized, slender heron of the southeastern United States, the Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana...
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BugFiles: Spotted Leopard Slug (Limax maximus)

Spotted Leopard Slug

(Limax maximus)

I have been seeing these slugs in Moulton , Iowa for the( first time ever) this summer. As I've seen in other posts, my mother...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Wyken Vineyards

5 stars
We visit this market every Saturday morning. Every Saturday you can purchase the following; Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Eggs,...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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!


What is this. It blooms every year overnight

I am stumped at this one. large pot, variegated leaves. pink and purple. ???? Help.!!!
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  Today in history: May 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Keep your camera handy today. You never know what kind of wildlife will cross your path -- a flighty hummingbird at the feeder or a cute kitten in a bed of catnip.

1868: Chief John A. Logan designated Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) a national holiday "for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country…"

1984: Alberta, Canada adopted the Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta) as the official provincial tree.

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