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TODAY'S FEATURES

Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 5-24-15, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus)

Swedish Ivy

(Plectranthus verticillatus)

I bought this plant at a garage sale. It was very pretty and did well as long as it was in the original container. Once...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Smokey's Gardens

Review by jimfrankmartin:

Wed May 20 2015 I ordered 25 mixed colors daylilies from Smokey's Daylilies. They arrived two days later Fri May 22. The...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Dunnock

(Prunella modularis)

Timid, shy and endearing, does no damage in the garden, usually prefrring to browse beneath trees and shrubs on seeds and...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Indigo Stem Borer Moth (Papaipema baptisiae)

Indigo Stem Borer Moth

(Papaipema baptisiae)

Host Plants: Indigo, dogbane and Indian plantain....
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Winter Greenhouse

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Very large inventory - and annually updated list & prices of their conifers, shrubs, perennials & annuals online at http://www.wintergreenhouse.com/....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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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.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

I am ready to adopt this as a ground cover between pavers

Very low growing. Seems to like being left alone. I doubt I could get rid of it even if I wanted to. What is it?
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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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