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PlantFiles: Eucalyptus Summer Red 'Summer Red' (Corymbia )

Eucalyptus Summer Red 'Summer Red'

(Corymbia )

Summer Red is a hybrid between selected parents of Corymbia ficifolia and Corymbia ptychocarpa, which has been grafted onto...
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Organic Worm Composting (Hoykim Industries)

Review by Crabbyb:

I ordered worms january 11, my credit card was charged and have tried to contact them several times via email and phone,...
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BirdFiles: Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird

(Agelaius phoeniceus)

I live next door to a wetland that was planted with cattails a few years ago. The Red-winged Blackbirds have come by the...
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BugFiles: Feather-legged Fly (Trichopoda pennipes)

Feather-legged Fly

(Trichopoda pennipes)

Quoted from the ID forum thread :"This is a 'good guy' (or gal, as the case may be); it is Trichopoda pennipes, a fly in...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
So happy with the products this company shares! Not only did they give me how-to\'s when I was in their shop, they also sent...
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Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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Can Somebody Help ID these Flora Items?

Can somebody please help me identify this flower. I saw it in Kenansville, FL. Thanks, ADubin
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  Today in history: January 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If a deep freeze is in the forecast, make sure your feathered and finned friends are taken care of; check on the pond and your bird feeders before the temperatures drop.

1869: Dr. John Kunkel Small, botanist and taxonomist who collected over 60,000 specimens for the New York Botanical Garden, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His plant collecting in the southeastern U.S. brought national attention to irises in Louisiana.

1917: The Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia) was proclaimed the official state flower of Wyoming.

1927: Texas named the Mimus polyglottos, commonly known as the mockingbird as its official bird.

1956: The senators of New York voted to make the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) the official state tree, along with Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, who all adopted the Sugar Maple in 1949.

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