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PlantFiles: Firecracker Plant 'Starfire' (Cuphea lanceolata)

Firecracker Plant 'Starfire'

(Cuphea lanceolata)

I first grew this plant for 5 years, for a nursery and it was always popular. It can be quite soft and green under nursery...
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Review by Shell3509:

I bought $360.. U.S. Dollars never received my seeds . In the seedman web site the never tell u till the end that's it's...
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BirdFiles: Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Greylag Goose

(Anser anser)

I live near the American River in Sacramento, CA and we have tons of canada geese here. There is one greylag goose that has...
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BugFiles: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Variegated Fritillary

(Euptoieta claudia)

I have known the Varigated Fritillary was in my area, but have never seen the caterpillars in my yard. This year I planted...
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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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Gardening Book: The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series)

The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series)

Review by artfuldodger83:

Recently downsized from a detached home to a condo in the city. We have a patio instead of a backyard now but I am determined...
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CLOSED: CLOSED: What Cordyline?

Got this off a clearance shelf last fall. Someone IDed it as a Cordyline when it was just a few leaves, but it grew like a weed over the winter, so I'm hoping someone can narrow that down more now that it's bigger.
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  Today in history: April 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Sprouts aren't just pretty to look at, but they're delicious and nutritious. Start some alfalfa or mung seeds and set them on your windowsill to provide some color and a handy addition to your next sandwich.

1782: William Darlington, American botanist, was born in Birmingham, Pennsylvania. He would establish a natural history society in Pennsylvania and publish several works on botany.

1795: Captain Charles Sturt, English explorer of Australia, was born in India. He would find a route to the center of Australia and pioneer an overland route to Adelaide.

1854: Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, Danish botanist, died in London, at the age of 68. He spent much time in Calcutta, serving the East India Company's Botanical Garden there until he retired. The palm genus (Wallichia) is named for him.

1858: Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux received a $2,000 prize, beating out 33 competitors with their "Greensward Plan" design for Central Park in New York City.

1891: The Governor of New York approved a bill to incorporate a garden (now the New York Botanical Garden) within the Bronx gardens and zoo.

1897: Michigan adopted the blossom of the sweet crabapple tree (Pyrus coronaria, now Malus coronaria) as its state flower by an act of the legislature

1917: The governor of Alaska signed the bill designating the Alpine forget-me-not (Myosotis alpestris) as the official flower of Alaska.

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