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Cool Climate Gardening: When to start vegetable seeds, by Susanne Talbert

Starting a vegetable garden from seed is a huge undertaking even in warm, hospitable climates. In cooler areas such as Zone 5 and 6 gardens, this can be an even bigger challenge to fight with Mother Nature’s unpredictable last freezes and cool ground temperatures. Use this guide to help you know how to plan and prepare for your veggie starting this year.

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Weather May Say Winter - But Birds Say Spring!, by

Easy, inexpensive ideas for enticing birds during nesting season

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PlantFiles: Klondike Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)

Klondike Cosmos

(Cosmos sulphureus)

Absolutely gorgeous blooms, non-stop from summer through fall. Mine were over five feet tall....
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Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)

Review by JeffersonLady:

I purchased a Mother-of-Thousands plant, Kalancoe, that I had been searching for years. I was delighted to find it. The...
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BirdFiles: Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Black-and-white Warbler

(Mniotilta varia)

I have had this warbler at my feeders twice. It is easy to recognize as it is the only bird other than the Nuthatch that...
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BugFiles: Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exile)

Western Pygmy Blue

(Brephidium exile)

Yep...the smallest butterfly indeed! I've watched them using Pitseed Goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri) as a larval host...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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Gardening Book: Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Review by Ben234563:

I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered. ...
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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!


CLOSED: Stick insect like Australian insect

Hi everyone, this beauty was chilling a few meters from our house in the bush. It was about 10 cm long. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks anyway!!

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  Today in history: March 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Bring a hint of spring indoors today with a few shoots from your flowering quince, apple or cherry trees. Place them in a vase with water and the warm temperatures will soon have them unfurling their flowers.

1849: Stephen Ladislaus Endlicher, Austrian botanist, died in Vienna at age 44. He was Professor and Director of the Botanical Garden of Vienna.

1852: James Fletcher, Canadian entomologist and botanist, was born near Rochester, Kent, England. He would help found the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club and become president of the Ottawa Horticultural Society.

1868: Scottish-born naturalist John Muir first arrived in San Francisco, California and set out for Yosemite. Muir's Peak in Mount Shasta and Muir Woods, north of San Francisco, are named in his honor.

1991: Dr. Griffith J. Buck, American rosarian, died at age 86. He was professor of horticulture at Iowa State College, and credited for developing more than 85 varieties of cold-hardy roses, including the first hybrid blue rose. Read more about him here.

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