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How a Long Vacation Changed My Garden's Landscape, by Adina Dosan

One of my dreams for my garden's future landscape is to have a bed of colorful columbines. By chance, the future was closer than I expected!

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PlantFiles: Daylily 'Strawberry Candy' (Hemerocallis )

Daylily 'Strawberry Candy'

(Hemerocallis )

I have found this to be a very reliable bloomer, and one of beautiful true colors. Its one of my prettiest flowers in my...
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Richter's Herb Specialists

Review by Crowhaven:

I have ordered from Richter's for several years and am well-pleased with their products and service. The herbs are often...
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BirdFiles: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Two years ago I noticed what I can only describe as a male 'bald-headed' Cardinal in my yard. At the time a visitor told...
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BugFiles: Field Cricket (Gryllus pennsylvanicus)

Field Cricket

(Gryllus pennsylvanicus)

I personally love these crickets and their songs. They also do no damage whatsoever. They are common in my area and I would...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Marsh Creek State Park

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This is an artificial lake made by damming up Marsh Creek. It is clean and used as part of the resource for the drinking...
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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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what plant..

is this from? I took the picture in Cuba, and took the seeds with me back home.. trying to grow them..
Does someone know what it is?

thank you
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  Today in history: October 7  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you use a landscape company, ask them about gutter cleaning after the leaves fall. It may be cheaper to have them do it while they're mowing and edging than to hire a specialty crew.

1874: The 'Carter's Greengage' tomato was exhibited before the fruit committee of the RHS and awarded a first class certificate

1915: Ivy Lilian Wallace, author and illustrator, was born at Grimsby, Lincolnshire. She would create a series of children's books that chronicled the adventures of Pookie, a flying rabbit. Her botanist father had encouraged accuracy in her botanical drawings, and the series of nine books contain notable illustrations of plants and flowers.

1986: President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation making the rose the U.S. national flower.

1992: The International Larix Arboretum was dedicated in Hungry Horse, Montana. The 1.2 acre arboretum holds over 600 European, Asian, and North American larch trees.

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