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PlantFiles: Cat's Tail Aloe (Aloe castanea)

Cat's Tail Aloe

(Aloe castanea)

I got my plant from a member of the Aloe Forum on Yahoo a few years back. It is now about 3' to 4' tall, with 2 heads. ...
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Breck's Bulbs

Review by Midnightloki:

Worse customer service ever. Placed 2 orders with them in the last 2 months. First order they substituted items. Second...
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BirdFiles: House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

House Wren

(Troglodytes aedon)

I am mixed, too, because of their bad bird habits. But yet I enjoy their song and their bouncy ways. We rarely see...
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BugFiles: Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Checkered White

(Pontia protodice)

These are lovely dainty white butterflies checkered with black. When the native Pepperweed "lentejilla" (Lepidium virginicum)...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

McKaig Nature Education Center

5 stars
A beautiful forest property with two creeks and 6 trails for walking through the woods of oak, beech, hickory, tuliptrees,...
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Gardening Book: Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Review by riceke:

A lot of time went into this and find it helpful in variety selection.But one may bear in mind that weather, soil composition,...
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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!


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Purple flowers in bloom now.
Kindly ID. Thanks!
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  Today in history: June 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Did you find a new wrinkle? Remember, prunes may not get better looking with age, but they do get sweeter.

1793: The Castilleja genus name was proposed and described in an inaugural lecture by professor Vincente Cervantes, at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Mexico City.

1869: Carl Adolf Terscheck, botanist, died at age 87. He was the court gardener at Dresden and designed the Japanese "Palace Garden." According to legend, Terscheck sited and cared for the only surviving camellia of the four Thunberg brought back from Japan; apparently the camellia sent to Pillnitz, near Dresden. The species terscheckii are named for him.

1896: A 1905 Torrey Botanical Club bulletin detailed the discovery of a native species of morning glory collected by C.S. Crandall near Fort Collins, Colorado. Specimens of Convolvulus ambigens were sent to the New York Botanical Garden. The plants were found in in river valleys in Colorado, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico and Southern California. The new species was later determined to be a synonym of Convolvulus arvensis.

1931: Pennsylvania adopted the Bonasa umbellus, known as the ruffled grouse, as their state bird.

1969: The Cuyahoga River at Cleveland, Ohio caught fire for the tenth time in a century; it was attributed to chemical pollution in the water. The notoriety helped lead to the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972.

1999: On this day, the Oregon State Legislature designated the Pacific Golden Chanterelle (Canthare formosus, formerly C. cabarius) as the official state mushroom.

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