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Venezuelan Beauties, by Audrey Stallsmith

Being fond of exotic plants, I like to snoop through other nations’ flora to find flowers or trees which are new to me. Because Venezuela includes tropical, subtropical, mountain and high mountain zones, it is home to over 20,000 plant species. They range from tree-hugging orchids in the rainforest to alpine species shivering on chilly peaks.

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Best Growing Techniques for Gardens During the Winter, by April Dowling

What do you do when the winter weather is weird? Here are some things you can do even when the weather isn't conducive to gardening.

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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose 'Charles Aznavour' (Rosa )

Floribunda Rose 'Charles Aznavour'

(Rosa )

Editor's Note Plant Patent number 7667 has expired...
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Negative7 (aka Exotic Gardens, formerly

Review by JesseLee:

I ordered a flytrap and a butterwort they both arrived in perfect shape. I had an incident when I put the flytrap in its...
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BirdFiles: Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Carolina Wren

(Thryothorus ludovicianus)

I just moved from FL to NC. While unpacking I came across one of my wren houses that I had not used in years. I set it...
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BugFiles: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Pearl Crescent

(Phyciodes tharos)

Took a picture of this little butterfly, only a bit bigger than the blues, at the Minnesota Arboretum, in middle Summer in...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
So happy with the products this company shares! Not only did they give me how-to\'s when I was in their shop, they also sent...
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Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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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!


please help me identify this plant

the flowers are white - see the 3rd photo, and it has these ball like fruits
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  Today in history: January 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You had other plans, but your neighbor is trying to prune her rose hedge. Don some sturdy gloves and give her a much-needed hand; maybe she will return the favor soon.

1786: Dr. Nathaniel Wallich was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He would explore parts of India, Africa and Asia, and spent much time in Calcutta, serving the East India Company's Botanical Garden there until he retired. The palm genus Wallichia is named for him.

1871: Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, botanist and director of the Leyden Herbarium, and Professor of Botany at Utrecht, died at the age of 59. Mazus miquelii was named in his honor.

1887: A snowflake 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick--the largest ever recorded--fell at Fort Keough, Montana.

1895: Paul Ecke, Sr., American nurseryman, was born in Prussia. He would settle in California as a young adult, and established the Ecke Poinsettia Ranch in 1923. His efforts created the first poinsettia cultivar that could be grown indoors and "Mr. Poinsettia" established the American tradition of purchasing poinsettia plants for winter holiday decorations.

1958: The Lincolnshire Garden Club was organized in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

2001: Terry joined Dave's Garden. She would soon join Dave and become an official administrator, employee and co-owner of DG.

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