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PlantFiles: Weigela 'Gold Rush' (Weigela )

Weigela 'Gold Rush'

(Weigela )

This Dutch hybrid, although not widely available in North American markets, this one to look for. It has yellow-margined...
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Roses Unlimited

Review by spikemom:

My first-ever order from Roses Unlimited arrived last week, after several pleasant email exchanges with Pat Henry that helped...
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BirdFiles: Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Ring-billed Gull

(Larus delawarensis)

It is said if you see a gull in Iowa, most likely it is the Ring-billed Gull. They will be seen in parking lots around fast...
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BugFiles: Pigeon Horn-tail Wasp (Tremex columba)

Pigeon Horn-tail Wasp

(Tremex columba)

Description: The adult wasp is 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, with a straight-sided cylindrical reddish-brown body marked with a...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Winter Greenhouse

5 stars
Very large inventory - and annually updated list & prices of their conifers, shrubs, perennials & annuals online at
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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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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!


Privacy Fence

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to give any feedback on selection/spacing of vines for fencing. I have a large 6'x125' iron black fence. I recently purchased my home and
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  Today in history: May 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Weeding when you're frustrated will make the job go faster, but don't let your fury cause you to pull out your plants along with the weeds.

1904: Elizabeth Lawrence, American gardener and author, was born in Marietta, Georgia. She was the first woman to receive a landscape design degree from North Carolina State University, and would write several southern gardening books.

1989: The Orchid Society of Bangladesh was formed with five members.

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