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Anemone, the Windflower: Part 3 - The Fall-flowering Species and Hybrids, by Todd Boland

In part 3 of this 3 part series, I will discuss the fall-flowering anemone, commonly called the Japanese anemone. For extending the blooming season in your garden, this group of plants is indispensible as they will often bloom well into October or even November.

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PlantFiles: Sweet Cherry 'Stella' (Prunus avium)

Sweet Cherry 'Stella'

(Prunus avium)

Does anyone know if this is the same as the compact stella cherry from the Territorial Seed catalogue? I noticed that Farmerdill...
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Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)

Review by ignatz713:

I thought my experience was unique. Thanks to the internet, I find it is not. I don't have very much luck ordering plants...
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BirdFiles: Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Indian Peafowl

(Pavo cristatus)

I acctually own 5 peafowl! They really compleate a garden, in fact they are the reason I got into gardening! They do peck...
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BugFiles: Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Luna Moth

(Actias luna)

It's so beautiful, it's only the second one I've ever seen here in living here 25 years. It hasn't moved since I saw it,...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sierra Paradise Gardens

5 stars
I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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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.

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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!


Fermenting Tomato Seeds

I've fermented the protective coating off this year's first big batch of Sweet Ozark Orange seeds (F6 generation now) and set the seeds aside to dry in a 12" Styrofoam plate. I'm saving thousands of seeds, and this is just
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  Today in history: September 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Use the changing seasons as a kick start to a new healthy habit. Take a long walk and enjoy the scenery.

1756: John Loudon McAdam was born. The Macadamia was named for him. He also invented macadam pavement for roadways.

1760: Olof Peter Swartz, Swedish botanist and taxonomist, was born in Norrkoping. He would study under Linnaeus and collect about 6,000 specimens, now held by the Swedish Museum of Natural History. He specialized in orchid taxonomy and classified 25 genera.

1794: A Spanish expedition of South America, led by Alejandro Malaspina, arrived back in Cadiz, loaded with botanical and zoological specimen.

1863: Georg Adalbert Arends, German nurseryman, was born. He would become renown for his breeding efforts of many new perennials, most notably Astilbe x arendsii, named for him.

1985: A collection of trees on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was officially named the William F. Curtis Arboretum and registered with the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.

1989: Hurricane Hugo hit the Carolinas and Georgia as a category 4 hurricane, with 3,000 tornadoes embedded in the storm.

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