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Farolitos or luminarias: Greeting Christmas with Glowing Light in the American Southwest, by Carrie Lamont

Christmas Eve is welcomed with elegant displays of flickering white lights in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and other cities in the Southwestern U.S. No blow-up Frosty the Snowmans or gaudy Rudolphs here; the displays are organized by local neighborhoods and are somehow the epitome of both primitive and classy at the same time.

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5 Medicinal Herbs for Common Winter Ailments, by Debbie Wolfe

The use of herbs as medicine has its roots at the very beginning of human history and on every continent. Before there were drug stores or doctor's offices, there were healers.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Dinner Plate Dahlia 'Tartan' (Dahlia )

Dinner Plate Dahlia 'Tartan'

(Dahlia )

Totally splendid. Big blooms, strong stems, great coloring. Near the end of the season some blooms can be totally dark with...
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Heirloom Seeds

Review by richardhenry200:

Customer service is nonexistant. You cannot call this company, nor can you expect to receive any email response from them...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Ruddy Turnstone

(Arenaria interpres)

The Great Lakes are a way station for these birds as they migrate from the nesting grounds in Canada to the winter habitat...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Caper White (Belenois java)

Caper White

(Belenois java)

This lovely butterfly is an uncommon visitor to our garden in the South East of Victoria in Australia. They are widespread...
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Daniel Boone Homestead

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Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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

Growing Sweet Potatoes in MA?

Hello,

Every year I try to plant something new. This year I'm going to attempt to grow sweet potatoes - I think. I live in MA so I don't have a long growing period. Has anyone attempted to do the same in
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  Today in history: December 19  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You bought a lovely bench last spring, but rarely found time to sit on it. Take a mug of hot tea or cocoa and enjoy the sunset on it tonight.

1815: Benjamin Smith Barton, American botanist, died at the age of 49. He was Professor of Botany and chair of Materia Medica, and published numerous works.

1895: The Natural History Museum of Serbia was founded in Belgrade. It contains over 900,000 items among its minerals, rocks, paleontological, zoological and botanical collections.

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