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Lessons Learned From The Summer Vegetable Garden, by Mark Wolfe

What's the best way to become a better gardener?

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Divide and Multiply Potted Perennials, by Jill M. Nicolaus

Want some tips for stretching your garden budget a little farther this fall?

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Rhododendron 'Bixby' (Rhododendron )

Rhododendron 'Bixby'

(Rhododendron )

This is one of my 5 all-time favorite Rhododendrons. The color is electric, the plant is dense and compact, and the fall...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Fieldstone Gardens

Review by obliqua:

I ordered three sarasto campanula plants, which are not easy to find, I received my plants in three days. The plants looked...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

House Finch

(Haemorhous mexicanus)

I had quite a few over the summer then they went away but I spotted one today at the feeder. I enjoy watching them and they...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Convergent Ladybug (Hippodamia convergens)

Convergent Ladybug

(Hippodamia convergens)

This is one of the Good Guys. The adult beetle can eat many aphids in it's life span...and it's larvae are equally as voracious....
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

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I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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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

blackberry?

This plant came up in the spring. the younger yellower leaves have some fuzzy thorns, the older leaves have fewer. Is this a blackberry or some kind of berry bush? I haven't seen any kind of flowers or fruit on it
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  Today in history: September 4  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Instead of grumbling every time you step over that half-full bag of potting soil in the shed, take a few minutes to put it away, especially if you have an empty container that will hold it until you're ready to pot up plants next year.

1609: Explorer Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan, now part of New York.

1789: Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupre, French botanist, was born in Angouleme. He would accompany Freycinet on a circumglobal expedition, and collect plants in Australia. The genus Gaudichaudia and several species are named in his honor.

1835: The Duke of Buckingham at Stowe observed and recorded a phosphoric glow illuminating off Oenothera macrocarpa outside his window during a rainstorm.

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