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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 7-24-16, by Melody Rose

You supply the caption for our weekly funny image.

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Cooperative Extension, Your Gateway to Knowledge, by Paul Rodman

Farmers and Gardeners across this great country owe a debt of gratitude to the late congressman Justin Morrill, of Vermont.

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PlantFiles: Sharp-pod Morning-glory (Ipomoea cordatotriloba)

Sharp-pod Morning-glory

(Ipomoea cordatotriloba)

Use common sense while deciding where to plant this Southern native.It is very showy....
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Michigan Native Butterfly Farm

Review by 36Plymouthcoupe:

I ordered 6 purple milkweed plants at a cost of $76.57 that I believe I received on a Friday. By Monday morning half were...
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BirdFiles: Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Cooper's Hawk

(Accipiter cooperii)

The first time I saw this bird was when it caught a sparrow and eating it on my neighbor's tree. The backyard was suddenly...
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BugFiles: Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

Large Milkweed Bugs

(Oncopeltus fasciatus)

I just read this on another site, where the blogger's butterfly weed was infested with milkweed bugs: "We have had no...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tree of Life Nursery

5 stars
This nursery sells California native plants only. But there are so many to choose from! Their website has a huge catalog...
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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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!


if you could recommed one rose

Sitting outside when it is too hot to work gives time to plan for cooler weather and what I want to redo in the garden. One knockout rose needs to go but I would like to have a rose in that location. I live about 30 minutes
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  Today in history: July 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You may have a diplomat's tact with colleagues and friends, but when it comes to aphids and roses, don't beat around the bush. A blast of water and some insecticidal soap is a direct and forceful way to deal with them.

1800: Henry Shaw, philanthropist and botanist was born in Sheffield, England. The family hardware business took him to America where he landed in St. Louis, Missouri. He commissioned his Tower Grove House, which later evolved into the Missouri Botanical Garden.

1870: Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., American landscape architect, was born on Staten Island, New York. He would work as an apprentice to his father on the Biltmore Estate and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago before establishing Harvard's training program in landscape architecture.

1935: Chicago reached 100 F.

1971: The Oxford Botanic Garden celebrated its 350th anniversary. It was established as a physic garden in 1621 by Henry Danvers, the first Earl of Danby, and is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain, and the third oldest scientific garden in the world.

1992: The United States Postal Service introduced 50 new stamps, which contained each state's official wildflower.

2006: With input from Dave's Garden members, BugFiles database was launched, creating a large database of insects and spiders, with photos and observational notes shared by enthusiasts around the globe.

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