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A Catalpa Tree in My Garden, by Timmy Jo Given

There is a Catalpa Tree in the middle of my vegetable garden because I planted it in that spot from a little seed in 2011. While it is doubtful that many folks would choose to plant trees from seeds like I do, it is rewarding to nurture a tree along from seed to maturity.

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Natural Ways to Treat Chigger Bites, by April Dowling

Chiggers are tiny, yet powerful arachnids that thrive in wooded areas, berry patches, around lakes, and along hiking trails during the summertime. You probably won’t realize when they jump off tall weeds and onto your skin until you finally notice tiny, red bumps on your body.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Devil's Trumpet 'Triple Yellow' (Datura metel)

Devil's Trumpet 'Triple Yellow'

(Datura metel)

It is very beautiful the flower lasts a few days compared to the singles that last a day. I treated mine like the singles...
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Diane's Flower Seeds

Review by floria:

I have been ordering from Diane’s Flower Seeds for 6 years at least and I was always happy with her seeds. Whenever I followed...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Two years ago I noticed what I can only describe as a male 'bald-headed' Cardinal in my yard. At the time a visitor told...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia)

Chinese Mantid

(Tenodera aridifolia)

In my science/biology class, we decided to collect one of these as a class pet. We discovered it was a female, and she made...
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GO GARDENING:

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Changing Seasons Landscape Center

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Whatever you are looking for - this is a great place to shop. If you are traveling long distance looking for something...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.

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.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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

Mistery Evergreen

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  Today in history: July 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Still irritated by your annoying dinner guest's remarks? Take a late-night stroll around the garden, smell the fragrant flowers and let it go.

1586: Potatoes were introduced to Great Britain; some sources credit Thomas Harriot, while others give credit to Sir Francis Drake.

1843: Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, naturalist and botanist, was born in Westminster, London. He would work at Kew for 30 years, including work on the introduction of cocoa and rubber to plantations in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

1852: Andrew Jackson Downing, American landscape designer and editor of The Horticulturist, died aboard the steamboat 'Henry Clay' when it caught fire in the Hudson River.

1866: Helen Beatrix Potter, noted children's author, illustrator, botanist and conservationist, was born. She would publish 23 children's books, including "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," a story of a mischievous rabbit and his nemesis, Mr. McGregor and his garden.

2008: Snow (or soft hail) fell on Sydney, Australia for the first time in over 125 years (one source references a heavy snowfall 30 miles from Sydney on August 10, 1872.)

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