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I CAN Grow Strawberries in the Desert!, by Benjamin Hill

I have written articles highlighting the philosophy of growing plants suited to your zone. I really should follow my own advice. Or, should I?

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All Around the Mulberry Bush (or Tree), by Carrie Lamont

I grew up with simple children's songs which mention "the mulberry bush." "All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel" or "here we go 'round the mulberry bush" are probably the two most common. Imagine my surprise to find out that most mulberry bushes are in fact trees! Let's find out more about the intriguing mulberry tree, or Morus genus.

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PlantFiles: Dame's Rocket 'Alba' (Hesperis matronalis)

Dame's Rocket 'Alba'

(Hesperis matronalis)

This pretty perennial self-sows aggressively and persistently in the garden, and can crowd out other more desirable garden...
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Digging Dog Nursery

Review by snowgarden:

I ordered 5 Gaura lindheimeri 'So White' from Digging Dog and when I received the plants was very impressed by their size...
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BirdFiles: Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Common Yellowthroat

(Geothlypis trichas)

Yellowthroat warbler are surprisely common than most people think. They are often heard rather than seen. They absolute...
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BugFiles: Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus)

Cross Spider

(Araneus diadematus)

Highly useful spiders! The ones at my house come in shades of blonde to bark-brown, but they all start as those tiny yellow...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Caldwell Nursery

4 stars
We have been here twice and both times the lady that owns it, was rude. She just seemed to be put out until she realized...
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Gardening Book: Passalong Plants

Passalong Plants

Review by Rosiespring:

I don't live in the South unless you consider South Dakota as "south". "Passalong" does share stories of many of the plants...
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Wow...Lotsa new names...and then there's the rest of ya.

I tried to comeback last year. Didn't work out so well with everything that was going on with family. I needed to step up my game with helping care for my Mom who now, is able to dance the Pearly Gates Polka with Dad after
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  Today in history: April 17  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: One of the purest pleasures of gardening is the tranquility you feel when focusing on a gardening task. Leave the cell phone inside and get out there and dig a bit.

1492: Spain and Christopher Columbus signed a contract for him to sail to Asia to get spices.

1907: Connecticut decreed that the Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) would become the official state flower.

1930: The Sego lily (Calochortus gunnisonii) became Utah's state flower.

1984: Minnesota declared the morel as the official state mushroom.

2007: Oklahoma declared the watermelon the official state vegetable.

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