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Being fond of exotic plants, I like to snoop through other nations’ flora to find flowers or trees which are new to me. Because Venezuela includes tropical, subtropical, mountain and high mountain zones, it is home to over 20,000 plant species. They range from tree-hugging orchids in the rainforest to alpine species shivering on chilly peaks.
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... Read more »
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.
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!
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You had other plans, but your neighbor is trying to prune her rose hedge. Don some sturdy gloves and give her a much-needed hand; maybe she will return the favor soon.
1786: Dr. Nathaniel Wallich was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He would explore parts of India, Africa and Asia, and spent much time in Calcutta, serving the East India Company's Botanical Garden there until he retired. The palm genus Wallichia is named for him.
1871: Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, botanist and director of the Leyden Herbarium, and Professor of Botany at Utrecht, died at the age of 59. Mazus miquelii was named in his honor.
1887: A snowflake 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick--the largest ever recorded--fell at Fort Keough, Montana.
1895: Paul Ecke, Sr., American nurseryman, was born in Prussia. He would settle in California as a young adult, and established the Ecke Poinsettia Ranch in 1923. His efforts created the first poinsettia cultivar that could be grown indoors and "Mr. Poinsettia" established the American tradition of purchasing poinsettia plants for winter holiday decorations.
1958: The Lincolnshire Garden Club was organized in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
2001: Terry joined Dave's Garden. She would soon join Dave and become an official administrator, employee and co-owner of DG.