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Beautiful, yummy, and good for you too, cranberries are not just for Thanksgiving any more!, by Carrie Lamont

The humble northern cranberry has been associated with Thanksgiving and turkey since 1620. It is said that Native Americans first taught the hungry Pilgrims how to eat this acidic berry. Now cranberry sauce is a important part of Christmas in English-speaking countries everywhere, as well as a necessary part of Canadian and American Thanksgivings. Cranberries have been touted recently with having innumerable health benefits. To me, cranberries are a local industry and a delicious easy-to-make side dish.

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Poinsettias: A Holiday Tradition, by Melody Rose

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes tradition. The Poinsettia is one of the most recognized symbols of this time of year and people around the world enjoy their beauty. This plant has a long tradition of being associated with Christmas and its popularity can't be ignored

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PlantFiles: Eranthemum (Eranthemum pulchellum)


(Eranthemum pulchellum)

In south Orlando (Disney area), it grows to 5-6 feet on shady side of house. It has beautiful dark green leaves year-round...
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Review by love4garden:

I ordered lots of bulbs from on 11/14/14 and received them about 5 days later. Most of the bulbs are healthy...
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BirdFiles: American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch

(Spinus tristis)

I love these birds! We have them year around and they have the sweetest songs. Their favorite feeder foods are Nyger and...
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BugFiles: Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)

Imperial Moth

(Eacles imperialis)

I found this Male Imperial Moth hanging out on my bricks for several days. I have never seen one like it before, So I looked...
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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: Roses - A Firefly Guide

Roses - A Firefly Guide

Review by DonnaMack:

This is a beautiful hardcover book that is incredibly practical. It categorizes roses by use, such as roses in beds, shrub...
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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.

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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 history: November 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Still haven't cleaned out the vegetable garden? Spend an hour or so now, raking and cleaning; you'll be glad you did next spring.

1627: John Ray, English naturalist, was born at Black Notley, Essex. He would classify plants in "Historia Plantarum", and coined the term "species".

1843: Gertrude Jekyll, British landscape architect, was born in London. She would create over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the U.S., and become renowned for the English garden border design. Read more here.

1863: Dr. Sijfert Hendrik Koorders, Dutch botanist, was born.

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