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Dairy Farmer's Journal: Dogs, by Kathleen M. Tenpas

Lady, Corky and her son Lucky, another Lucky, Lill, Mitzi, Rags, another Lill, Molly, Sidney, Honey, Sadie, May, Ned, Tim, another Mitzi: a litany of dogs that have dashed through my life. Pepper, Polly, Smudge, Suzy: pups that barely put in an appearance before they were gone. Hunting dogs and herding dogs, farm dogs all, allowing us to work with them.

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A visit to Lantau Island, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

While our previous visit around Hong-Kong took us to Kalgoorie Farm and Garden, today is going to be quite different as we pay a visit to Lantau.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Atlantic Poppy 'Flore Pleno' (Papaver atlanticum)

Atlantic Poppy 'Flore Pleno'

(Papaver atlanticum)

This plant has done well for me in gardens in Livermore and Pleasanton, CA. It requires little care and blooms over a long...
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LemonCitrusTree.com (John Silvia LLC)

Review by renee98:

My mom sent my husband and me one of their 4-5 Year Old lemon trees as a Christmas gift. In the process we interacted with...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis)

Spotted Dove

(Spilopelia chinensis)

They are usually seen in pairs. They love to search for food on the ground. As such, they are easy prey for cats that hide...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Eastern Yellowjacket (Vespula maculifrons)

Eastern Yellowjacket

(Vespula maculifrons)

Bugguides.com quotes this as one of the most common species East of the Great Plains. Unlike Bald Face Hornet, they nest...
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Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

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Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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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 THE FORUMS

Succulents need some names.

Here are two succulents I sure would like some names for.
Succulent one is in a "trade" 4" pot, so it's like 3.5".
Succulent two is in a true 4" pot.
They both put off "arms"
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  Today in history: March 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Look and listen closely for tiny signs of springtime. You might be surprised by what you discover.

1830: Sir Charles Wyville Thomson, Scottish naturalist and lecturer on botany at King's College Aberdeen, was born at Boynsyde, West Lothian.

1910: Dr. Charles F. Wheeler, botanist with the Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA, died at the age of 68.

1929: Arkansas named the mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), as its official state bird.

1952: Georg Adalbert Arends, German nurseryman, died in Wuppertal, Germany at the age of 88. He was known for his perennial breeding efforts, including Astilbe x arendsii, named for him.

1973: The inaugural class of Master Gardeners in Tacoma, Washington, completed their training.

2002: Utah declared the sugar beet (Beta vulgaris var. altissima) their state's historic vegetable.

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