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Let's Trade Some Plants, by Paul Rodman

One of the best ways to acquire new plant material or to get rid of excess plants is to conduct a plant exchange or swap. It can be a very simple event or you can get as elaborate as you desire. Here's a photo story of one such event, held in south eastern Michigan on a sunny fall morning.

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Nasturtium - Beautiful and Edible, by Adina Dosan

An old plant with an old name, reminding me of old times and especially of my grandmother. But something is new to me about nasturtium: I discovered that it is edible!

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PlantFiles: Japanese Morning Glory 'Light Blue Kikyo' (Ipomoea nil)

Japanese Morning Glory 'Light Blue Kikyo'

(Ipomoea nil)

Seed originally from Japan, grown byDG member Gourd Antoinette Hague. I sent Emma seeds and this Was originally named Dracula...
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St. Clare Heirloom Seeds

Review by hudd99:

1st order, was extremely quick and very satisfying. Will shop here again....
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BirdFiles: Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

Ring-necked Duck

(Aythya collaris)

Overheard; every year when checking the rafts of waterfowl on the local lakes, rivers and ponds, there will always be one...
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BugFiles: American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

American Painted Lady

(Vanessa virginiensis)

We usually just see the Painted Lady butterflies in our gardens. this was our very 1st American Lady...What a thrill! I'm...
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Sierra Paradise Gardens

5 stars
I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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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!


Overwintering Globemaster Allium?

I bought some globemasters earlier this year and now that I am starting my fall planting I notice that they are only hardy to zone 5/6 and I am in zone 4. Could I pot them up and keep them in the cold basement? Any suggestions?
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  Today in history: September 16  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Need a bright spot of color to perk you up? Pick up a pot or two of African violets at the store, and tuck them into an antique teacup before setting them on your kitchen windowsill.

1651: Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and naturalist was born in Lemgo, Westphalia.

1812: Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist and traveler, was born in Kelloe, Berwickshire. He would become renown for introducing many plants, most notably tea, from China.

1876: The inaugural meeting of the Clutha Horticultural Society was held in the Clutha Leader offices in Baclutha, New Zealand.

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