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Bloom Sequence for Perennials, by Sharon Brown

I have always dreamed of having my gardens in bloom from early spring through the end of fall with no lapse in between. It hasn't happened yet, but I came upon a way of making sure it happens in the very near future. Here is a method you might want to start now, so that when the first days of spring arrive in 2009, you will be ready for Showtime in your gardens.

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ABCs of Bt, a "natural" pesticide, by Sally G. Miller

Caterpillars, mosquitoes and a few other pests can be controlled without using highly toxic chemicals. Read on to understand Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) treatments for pest control.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Daylily 'Magic Of Oz' (Hemerocallis )

Daylily 'Magic Of Oz'

(Hemerocallis )

'Magic of Oz' is a truely wonderful light pink spider with true emerald green throat like the Emerald City of Oz. All of...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Negative196

Willis Orchard Company

Review by ericjp:

Ordered several varieties of apple and pear threes. A couple of my trees on my order were really beat up. They had a lot...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cedar Waxwing

(Bombycilla cedrorum)

beautifull ...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

(Aglais milberti)

I saw this individual flying around as I was cleaning up the yard some. It seems he/she is a little out of range. According...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Review by Ben234563:

I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered. ...
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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!



  Today in history: March 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Think twice before you believe a friend's tall tale of how big their tomatoes or watemelons grew last year - tomorrow is April 1, after all.

1853: Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour, Scottish botanist, was born. He would follow his father into the field of botany and transform the botanical gardens at Edinburgh.

1913: The start of National Canned Foods Week in the U.S.

1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the Emergency Conservation Work Act, authorizing the Civilian Conservation Corps to plant billions of trees and seedlings on public lands and farms in Federal, state and municipal parks.

1935: The first National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. opened today, with the ambassador of Japan and his family strolling in Potomac Park, beneath 3,000 Yoshino cherry trees laden with blossoms. The trees were a gift from Japan, planted in 1912. In 1965 First Lady, "Lady Bird" Johnson would accept a gift of 3,800 additional trees. In 1981, Japanese horticulturists would take cuttings from the original trees in order to create replacements for the original trees in Japan, which were destroyed by flood.

1999: Dr. Kizhakkedathu Mathai Kochummen, Malayan botanist, died at the age of 67. He specialized in Malayan forestry and worked extensively on the Tree Flora of Malaya Project. He wrote "Tree Flora of Pasoh Forest," making it the best documented forest in Malaysia.

2001: Rosemary Verey, English gardener died at the age of 82. She was renown for using vegetables as ornamental plants. Her books increased her visibility with the gardening world, and her gardens at Barnsley House in Costwolds attracted thousands of visitors each year.

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