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PlantFiles: Hosta 'Francee' (Hosta )

Hosta 'Francee'

(Hosta )

Kind of a nondescript hosta in my opinion. Blooms in July in my garden....
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Direct Gardening

Review by makemehappy:

I ordered some lavender and all of it died from "direct gardening". I called them and they sent me a voucher so I ordered...
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BirdFiles: Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

(Milvus migrans)

They are good scavengers! So nobody minds having them around! They are usually found near human habitations. The distinctive...
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BugFiles: Goldenrod Hooded Owlet Moth (Cucullia asteroides)

Goldenrod Hooded Owlet Moth

(Cucullia asteroides)

Host Plants: Flowers of asters, goldenrods and other composites....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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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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Moving Bleeding Heart

Hi, I've made up my mind that I have 2 plants in the wrong areas and want to exchange them - putting a butterfly bush in full sun (mostly shade right now) and a bleeding heart from the almost full sun to the mostly shade. View Responses (3 replies)

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  Today in history: July 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Patience is a virtue, especially for gardeners. Rome wasn't built in a day and some of your plants are going to take time to mature and bloom, too.

1887: William Ferguson, British botanist and entomologist, died at the age of 67. He studied the flora and insect life of Ceylon, and published his findings.

1916: Botanist Robert F. Griggs, working for the National Geographic Society, passed beyond Katmai Pass in Alaska. He would later write, "The first glance was enough to demonstrate that we had found a miracle of nature which, when known, would be ranked with the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and other marvels..." His discovery began the movement to create Katmai National Monument.

1976: A thunderstorm dumped 10 inches of rain into the canyon of the Big Thompson River of northeast Colorado. The resulting flash flood swept 25 miles from Estes Park to Loveland, killing 156 campers and tourists.

1996: Mexico's hottest-ever temperature was recorded in Mexicali, when temperatures reached 126F (52.0 C).

2001: An August challenge to "grow" the Plants Database (now PlantFiles) was issued. It concluded on August 31, and winners were announced on September 5.

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