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Mum's the Word, by Larry Rettig

The word chrysanthemum comes to us from the Greek chrysanthos meaning "golden flower": chryso "gold" and anthos "flower." The word was coined by Swedish botanist, Karl Linnaeus, who introduced this flower to the western world. Chrysanthemums are the second most popular flower in the floral industry, next to the rose. They are the quintessential autumn flower and are one of the longest lasting cut flowers.

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Announcing the 2014 Pixel County Fair Winners, by Melody Rose

Our 2014 Dave's Garden Pixel County Fair was a huge success and we're proud to announce the winners of this year's contest. As always, the entries were great and we hope you'll take the time to congratulate the winners and runners-up.

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PlantFiles: Perennial Wallflower 'Jenny Brook' (Erysimum )

Perennial Wallflower 'Jenny Brook'

(Erysimum )

Planted 3 of these last spring in part sun. They survived record Dallas heat & drought with little water or attention. Hardy,...
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Dutch Gardens

Review by Skyegarden:

I have purchased bulbs from Dutch Gardens for years and have always been happy with them and referred many people to them....
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BirdFiles: Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Common Tern

(Sterna hirundo)

Not seen every year, but still a breeder in Michigan. This bird prefers to breed in colonies on the many islands just off...
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BugFiles: Gaudy Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha labruscae)

Gaudy Sphinx Moth

(Eumorpha labruscae)

Beautiful, large (I'd say at least 3 inches long) fat moth. Appears to have just emerged from the ground right next to my...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sierra Paradise Gardens

5 stars
I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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!


Tree of the day

Today it has to be P. sylvestris in homage to the people of Scotland. I tried to put myself in a Scotsman's shoes to determine how I might've voted, but I simply lack familiarity with the issues and culture of that country.
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  Today in history: September 20  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your houseplants have enjoyed a summer vacation outdoors, start grooming them for the return indoors. You don't want any pests hitchhiking in for a cozy winter hideaway.

1519: Ferdinand Magellan began his first successful circumnavigation of the world.

1919: An agricultural experiment station at Halna, Santo Domingo, was officially opened.

2003: The Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate Park reopened eight years after a storm with 100-mph winds damaged the Victorian greenhouse. It is the oldest existing conservatory in the Western Hemisphere.

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