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Sweet Peas, by Sue Taylor

The sweet pea is an annual vine in the pea family. In cultivation since the seventeenth century, it is immensely popular as a cut flower. It has been grown as an exhibition plant for many years and is renowned for its enchanting fragrance.

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Thinking Ahead 101: Following the Sun, by Toni Leland

In Zones 1 through 7, March is probably a little early to be digging in the dirt, but this is the perfect month to do some long range planning. Need to move shrubs or transplant perennials? How's your soil? Does it need amendment? Tired of looking at bare branches all winter? This series of articles will address these issues, so cozy up to the fire with your dreams and a notebook and think about exactly what you'll do when spring finally arrives.

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PlantFiles: Corkscrew Rush 'Curly Wurly' (Juncus decipiens)

Corkscrew Rush 'Curly Wurly'

(Juncus decipiens)

I've been keeping this plant for over three years now. I use non-terracotta pots that are over 12 inches and window boxes....
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Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

Review by Locin:

All the seed orders I have ordered came fast and all germinated well. I ordered the whole seed catalog and it was lost in...
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BirdFiles: Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

(Sitta canadensis)

This bird (I've only seen one) likes to come to my suet feeder. Such an entertaining little fellow!...
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BugFiles: Carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea)

Carpenter bee

(Xylocopa violacea)

There large size and large buzzing noise may seem fearsome, but they are one of the more docile bees and do an excellent...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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Review by suzebrown:

I am the author of this book, and I took the 35 photographs that appear in it, too. Needless to say, I love it. Eleanor...
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  Today in history: February 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even if March comes in like a lion tomorrow, remember it usually goes out like a lamb.

1683: Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur, French naturalist, was born. He would become known for developing a thermometer and documented an early attempt to harvest silk from spiders.

1822: George Vasey, botanist born near Scarborough, England. After emigrating to the U.S., he became known for his collection of grasses and published the Agricultural Grasses of the United States before his death. The genus Vaseya (now a synonym of Muhlenbergia andina) and several species are named for him.

1901: The New York State Fruit Growers Association was formed.

1903: Dr. Seaman A. Knapp, an agent with the USDA was sent to Terrell, Texas and established the first privately owned demonstration farm to test new farming practices in an effort to control the boll weevil that was affecting cotton crops.

1931: Idaho named the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides), as its official state bird.

1962: Alaska adopted the Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) as the official state tree.

1966: Virginius Chase, self-trained naturalist and botanist died in Peoria Heights, Illinois.

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