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Forcing Bulbs to Cure the Winter Blues, by Gemma Alexander

"Forcing" is such a hard word for the easy practice of bringing bulbs to bloom indoors out of season.

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Nature's Surprise, by Sharon Brown

Sometimes when we least expect it, Mother Nature hands us a gift that brings us to our knees in thanks. This is such a story.

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PlantFiles: Hybrid Columbine 'Crimson Star' (Aquilegia )

Hybrid Columbine 'Crimson Star'

(Aquilegia )

My 'experimental experience just for a 'wild small garden' just started this year when i boughted Aquilegia 'Crimson-Red...
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Bkinterplants (

Review by ondrejw:

I am very disapointed about quality of cycad seeds I have purchased from BKinterplants. Out of 100 seeds I bought, 70 were...
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BirdFiles: White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch

(Sitta carolinensis)

These are wonderful, animated little birds. They're enjoyable to watch and non-aggressive towards other birds. They "talk"...
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BugFiles: Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Widow Skimmer

(Libellula luctuosa)

Hunts for other small insects - like mosquitos from a perch on top of a stick or twig. The male is the blue one....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Edible Landscaping

5 stars
This is my second time ordering from Edible Landscaping. The first time ordering was an excellent experience; same for the...
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Gardening Book: the book of little hostas

the book of little hostas

Review by sybilshappylife:

I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for...
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I brought this to my company's office from Armstrong. They said it would be able to survive low indirect light. I water it twice a week and when I came back from the weekend the leaves were drooping rather than perky
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  Today in history: November 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even with all the hustle and bustle, take a few minutes of afternoon warmth to walk through the garden and check your plants. A close inspection will show late season growth near the base of those perennials, or the beginning leaf buds on the woody shrubs and trees.

1602: Santa Catalina Island was named by Viscaino. Nigella damascena (also known as Saint Catherine's flower) can be found growing on the island.

1703: Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist, was born. He would write "Plantae Veronenses".

1715: American Sybilla Masters was the first American granted an English patent. It was for a method of processing corn.

1910: More than 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by school children in Puerto Rico to celebrate Arbor Day.

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