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Maintaining an Organized Garden, by Tamara Galbraith

Perhaps Travis Bickle, the protagonist of Martin Scorsese’s classic movie “Taxi Driver,” said it best: “One of these days, I’m gonna get organiz-ized.” Travis wasn’t a gardener, as far as we know. But resolving to become more efficient and organized is always a good idea.

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Winter Blues I: Blue Sage and Other Eranthemums, by Audrey Stallsmith

Although the winter-blooming blue sage isn’t actually a sage, its 3/4-inch, 5-petaled flowers are true blue except for their purple throats. Since those blooms appear at some point between November and March on 3 to 6-inch spikes, the plant can be grown in the garden only in the warmest zones, but makes a charming houseplant elsewhere.

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PlantFiles: Texas Rainbow (Echinocereus dasyacanthus)

Texas Rainbow

(Echinocereus dasyacanthus)

The Echinocereus dasyacanthus does quite well in the Boise Valley here in southwest Idaho. It is at least hardy to zones...
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Texas Staghorn Ferns

Review by glenchappell:

Texas Staghorn Ferns sells a remarkably wide selection of Platycerium, as well as a number of other interesting and rare...
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BirdFiles: Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Common Raven

(Corvus corax)

I usually spot these birds from a distance. Their most telling feature is that unlike common crows who forage in twos and...
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BugFiles: Blister beetle (Meloe proscarabeus)

Blister beetle

(Meloe proscarabeus)

This beetle was first observed when the population of solitary bees soared in an area of our woods in 2008. While said to...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

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...
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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.

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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!


unknown plant- Lettuce??

I've recently moved into a new property that the previous owners stocked up the land with a beautiful garden. I'm still trying to identify some plants. But this one I'm curious to figure out what it is. Kind of just grew
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  Today in history: December 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: A watched pot takes forever to boil, and a watched potted plant will seem slow to grow. If you recently added a new house plant to your collection, give it the same attention as the others, but don't obsess over it.

1867: Annie Montague Alexander, American naturalist and explorer, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She would found the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and California Museum of Paleontology on the Berkeley Campus.

1894: The worst freeze ever in Florida occurred, when Orlando dropped to an all-time record low of 18 degrees. That freeze, accompanied by another one the following February, destroyed approximately 98% of the citrus trees in the Florida Peninsula.

1975: Euell Theophilus Gibbons, famous American "wild foods" and natural diet advocate, died at age 64. His first book was "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" and was highly successful.

1994: The Leu Botanical Gardens and museum were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens cover almost 50 acres and is one of the largest outdoor collections of camellias in the U.S.

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