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Garden Art, by

Putting some artwork in your garden can make it look brighter and more colorful than ever before.

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Reflective Designs, by Marie Harrison

The Creative Arrangers group of my garden club meets once a month to study and do a specific design type. The topic of December's lesson was "Reflective Designs." Members in the group range from experienced designers to those for whom these classes are a first exposure to floral design.

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Trembling Aspen, by Sharon Brown

I grew up watching a stand of aspens trembling when there was no wind, their leaves softly chattering in the still air, like so many little yellow haired ladies at a quilting party. But Aunt Bett said the sound was whispers from above.

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PlantFiles: Tambookie Thorn (Erythrina acanthocarpa)

Tambookie Thorn

(Erythrina acanthocarpa)

Like most Erythrina, this species is easy to grow from seed, if you can find it. Unlike most Erythina, however, this one...
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House of Wesley

Review by deadplantgirl:

Run....Run... Run Months of trying to receive my plants, they finally arrived including free plants, to my horror they were...
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BirdFiles: Woodhouse's Scrub Jay (formerly included in Western Scrub Jay ) (Aphelocoma woodhouseii)

Woodhouse's Scrub Jay (formerly included in Western Scrub Jay )

(Aphelocoma woodhouseii)

May be beautiful, and good entertainment, but if you want song birds, chase them away! I have watched the scrub jay raid...
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BugFiles: Dewdrop Spider (Argyrodes antipodianus)

Dewdrop Spider

(Argyrodes antipodianus)

The dew drop spider often inhabits the outer edges of another sider's web....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Atlantic Nursery

4 stars
I have been a customer of Atlantic since forever & have always enjoyed my experience here. Nursery is located a couple blocks...
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Gardening Book: Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Review by joannspearsrn:

Got it for $5 from Amazon, used. Best garden money I ever spent....
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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.

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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!


CLOSED: What are these tiny things?

I've found a handful of these in an apartment in the last couple days. The closest I've gotten searching online is a fowl or rat mite in the genus Ornithonyssus. They are very, very small and these are the best pictures I
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  Today in history: May 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Now is the time to finish what you've started. Before you buy any more plants, go finish planting that half-full flat of plants still waiting to be set out. You'll be glad you did, and so will your garden!

1879: The State Horticultural Society of Arkansas was organized.

1891: Benedictus Hubertus Danser, Dutch botanist and taxonomist, was born. He would specialize in carnivorous plants and revise the Nepenthes genus.

1908: The first "Lilac Sunday" at Arnold Arboretum was celebrated; the event was recapped and given its name in the next day's edition of the Boston Daily Globe. The event is held on the Sunday closest to May 20 each year to coincide with the peak bloom time of the lilacs. Read more here.

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