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Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), by Marna Towne

When woodland flowers make their spring debut, they are a most welcome sight for nature lovers. In my neck of the woods, no flower is as showy as the Virginia Bluebell.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Lion's Ear (Leonotis leonurus)

Lion's Ear

(Leonotis leonurus)

This plant is definitely an attention-getter. I love the fuzzy orange mint-like flowers and so do the hummingbirds. This...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Joy Creek Nursery

Review by SpringPeeper:

Plant arrived in a timely manner and looks quite healthy. Based on this little plant, I would try Joy Creek again in the...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Barred Owl

(Strix varia)

Apparently baby owls often fall out of their nest. If you know where the nest is, place the bird on that tree and it should...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Swallowtail

(Papilio machaon)

This butterfly is also rare in the UK and has only one brood per year in northern europe. However, here in SW France they...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Winter Greenhouse

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Very large inventory - and annually updated list & prices of their conifers, shrubs, perennials & annuals online at http://www.wintergreenhouse.com/....
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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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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 history: May 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Now is the time to finish what you've started. Before you buy any more plants, go finish planting that half-full flat of plants still waiting to be set out. You'll be glad you did, and so will your garden!

1879: The State Horticultural Society of Arkansas was organized.

1891: Benedictus Hubertus Danser, Dutch botanist and taxonomist, was born. He would specialize in carnivorous plants and revise the Nepenthes genus.

1908: The first "Lilac Sunday" at Arnold Arboretum was celebrated; the event was recapped and given its name in the next day's edition of the Boston Daily Globe. The event is held on the Sunday closest to May 20 each year to coincide with the peak bloom time of the lilacs. Read more here.

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