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Native American Honeysuckles and their cultivars, by Glynis Ward

I began to grow native honeysuckles several years ago after falling in love with the Asiatic varieties but disliking their invasive habits in our American soil. I have found them to be drought tolerant and easy plants to grow. Casual gardeners frequently ask what they are - isnít it nice to know that such an interesting plant can be native to our habitat?

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Make Sauerkraut at Home for Healthful Benefits, by Melody Rose

Fermented food has been around for over 6000 years, making it one of the oldest preservation processes known to man. Not only does it preserve food, but it is also a source of natural probiotics which help support the immune system and provide health benefits. With just a few simple tools, you can ferment your own vegetables as part of a healthy diet.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Coneflower 'Sunrise' (Echinacea )

Coneflower 'Sunrise'

(Echinacea )

I'm a coneflower lover but I finally got rid of this one after a few years of tolerating it. It bloomed a so-so amount, never...
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Four Winds Growers

Review by bobvanhalder:

One nice thing about being a retired nursery owner is that you now have time to try something different. Living in zone 7...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: California Scrub Jay (formerly Western Scrub Jay ) (Aphelocoma californica)

California Scrub Jay (formerly Western Scrub Jay )

(Aphelocoma californica)

A crafty noisy addition to our backyard birds. On most occaisons announcing their presence with a few cackles unless their...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Syrphid Fly (Toxomerus marginatus)

Syrphid Fly

(Toxomerus marginatus)

Aka flower fly, or hover fly. Males have the eyes touching. Adults visit flowers for food while larvae eat aphids, thrips,...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

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This is a 6,254 acre natural area with a 400 acre lake and some ponds that has many miles of hiking trails, equestrian trails,...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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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 THE FORUMS

CLOSED: Short, perennial, grassy-looking native plant, yellow flowers

I received this in a September Plant Swap. Information given was that it blooms yellow in spring/summer. Original was purchased at a local Native Plant Nursery, eastern Pennsylvania. Photos taken in October. Current appearance
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  Today in history: November 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you haven't found the hedge trimmers by now, forget them. It's time for the leaf blower or snow blower, depending on where you live.

1760: Charles Alston, Scottish botanist, died. He was botanist to the King of Scotland and helped found the medical school at Edinburgh.

1819: John Stackhouse, English naturalist, died at age 79. He was a member of the Linnaean society and published works on marine plants and a Catalogue of the Plants of Theophrastus.

1922: The first Royal Agricultural Winter Fair opened in Toronto, Canada. It is the world's largest agricultural, horticultural, canine and equestrian event.

1997: Kenneth E. Avery, American horticulturist, died at age 72. He was the curator of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, America's oldest public wildflower garden.

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