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Can Reel Mowers Work For You?, by

Ever wondered if reel mowers could work for your backyard?

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Summer Wisteria, by Audrey Stallsmith

Summer or evergreen wisteria isn’t really a wisteria, nor is it always evergreen. However, it does boast striking 4 to 8-inch clusters of purple and magenta blooms during the hottest months.

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Ahhhhh, Cornbread (Cornmeal), by Sharon Brown

It was during WWII, and I was learning to eat different foods, one at a time. In my memories, every one of those foods was eaten with cornbread. A little later I remember learning to make cornbread in my Granny Ninna's kitchen, it wasn't the best that was ever baked, but it was mine. And I ate every bite of it all by myself.

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PlantFiles: Egg Magnolia (Talauma candollei)

Egg Magnolia

(Talauma candollei)

Flower is highly fragrant, can be felt at a distance of 50 feet. Fragrance remains only for 2-3 hours from 8 A.M to 11 A.M If...
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Quality Maples and More

Review by Qdangson:

I bought a few japanese maples off ebay and also from their website and was able to combine shipping. They shipped 5: jordan,...
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BirdFiles: Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Western Meadowlark

(Sturnella neglecta)

In summer they can be seen sitting on fenceposts and singing. The liquid song is my favorite of all birdsongs....
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BugFiles: Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

Red-spotted Purple

(Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

You can't stop looking at their wings...breathtaking to see in person. "Preferred host plants: birches, including Betula...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Plant Detectives

5 stars
While their perennial selection is very good, it\'s their trees that are truly outstanding. Acres of trees, lot of gorgeous...
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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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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 is this -

Not sure what this is. I did not plant it. It grows very larger and has small berries.
Keep waiting for it to bloom. Maybe I should remove it?
Help if you can. Thanks.
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  Today in history: July 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't fret: a misshapen leaf on your hibiscus doesn't mean it's mutating or dying. It's like the eccentric relative - they may be a little different but they're still part of your family tree.

1586: Sir Francis Drake returned England from Virginia, bringing tobacco with him.

1910: Large hailstones fall in Todd and Wadena counties in Minnesota, some weighing as much as 5 pounds.

1931: Grasshoppers and locusts destroyed thousands of acres of crops in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.

1943: A hurricane with 100-mile-per-hour winds hit Houston, Galveston and other Texas coastal cities. The unnamed and sudden storm killed 19 people and injured hundreds. WW II pilots training near Galveston flew into the eye of the storm, using the storm to experience instrument flying.

1966: Louisiana adopted the Pelecanus occidentalis, known as the brown pelican, as their state bird.

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