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Autumn in New Spain, by Kelli Kallenborn

Years ago, when I first moved to California, I asked one of my co-workers if the leaves here change color in the fall. He said that they did not. That was not true. Perhaps he was a good engineer, but he was not a good observer of nature.

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Queen of the Night, by Jill M. Nicolaus

Some blooms are worth the wait... ?

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PlantFiles: Nepal Cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott' (Potentilla nepalensis)

Nepal Cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott'

(Potentilla nepalensis)

This charming plant has brought lovely green foliage and summer long pops of color to our summer place in Westcliffe, CO...
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Gilbert H. Wild and Son

Review by carolmo:

I ordered very late in the season to get iris - I ordered 9 iris and 3 daylilies. Emailed to know when they would ship -...
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BirdFiles: Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Baltimore Oriole

(Icterus galbula)

Far and away our favorite bird here in southeast Michigan. This year we had about 15 of them at once. Sadly we notice they...
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BugFiles: Azalea Bark Scale (Eriococcus azaleae)

Azalea Bark Scale

(Eriococcus azaleae)

A common pest of Azaleas in the eastern U.S. and parts of Europe....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bear Creek Preserve

5 stars
This is a 3,412 acre preserve of forest and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed that is the Pocono Plateau...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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CLOSED: CLOSED: What\'s Popping Up?

Hi, everyone. I\'ve noticed this popping up in a couple of my pots. Any thoughts? They\'re about 2 inches in height.
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  Today in history: October 20  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Those who understand their plants know that now is the time to spread a thin blanket of compost over your beds and around your trees. Not too thick, or you'll be giving comfort to the pest enemies this winter.

1803: The Louisiana Purchase was ratified by the U.S. Congress, providing for the purchase of the western half of the Mississippi River basin, and opening the way for westward expansion beyond the Mississippi River.

1970: Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize for developing new varieties of wheat and rice to help increase food production in the Third World.

1995: The National Orchid Garden, with 60,000 orchid plants, opened on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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