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It's Time to Make Sauerkraut in Romania, by Adina Dosan

Cabbage is a well-known vegetable, valuated for its taste and for its medicinal properties. But did you know there is a specific time for harvesting and pickling it, in the fall, for making sauerkraut? In Romania, we're setting the cabbage for fermenting two months before using it as sauerkraut.

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Adding warmth your landscape - fire pits from basic to bold, by Sally G. Miller

Spring was a mad rush, summer was a long, hot slog. The yard work had no end in sight. But when chilly days arrive and all the plants are put to bed, we just want to enjoy the garden a bit longer. Bring on the fire! Adding a firepit extends and enhances the usefulness and beauty of your outdoor living spaces.

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PlantFiles: Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis)

Wild Petunia

(Ruellia humilis)

A really nice native plant of American meadows and prairie in the East and Midwest. I've seen it in native, naturalistic...
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Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries

Review by jameschi:

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BirdFiles: Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

(Archilochus colubris)

I've seen this wonderful, quick little bird since youth at hummingbird feeders or at flowers. I remember one male feeding...
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BugFiles: Monarch (Danaus  plexippus)


(Danaus plexippus)

RE: Opposed to Putting Monarch Butterfly on Endangered Species List To my friends who understand my passion for gardening...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Grass Pad

5 stars
I do a fair amount of indoor gardening, so I am a repeat user of Premier ProMix BX. Grass Pad has been my \"go to\" local...
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Gardening Book: the book of little hostas

the book of little hostas

Review by sybilshappylife:

I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for...
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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: Chisos Mountains wildflower ID

Good morning (in Texas),

I've tried every which way to identify this flowering bush with no luck (regional plant books, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website, reverse image search on Google). The
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  Today in history: November 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your orchids look beautiful and you are rightfully proud. But let your friends notice them without you pointing them out and fishing for a compliment.

1776: Pierre-Philippe-André Levêque de Vilmorin, French horticulturist, was born. He would establish Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, which became a leading supplier of plants; he also converted a former hunting lodge of Louis XIV of France into the Arboretum Vilmorin.

1827: Henri Ernest Baillon, French botanist and physician, was born in Calais. He would publish numerous works on botany, including the "Dictionnaire de botanique".

1858: The first continuous-threaded jar closure was patented by John Mason; it has become known as a Mason Jar.

1907: Pike Place Market opens in Seattle, WA. It is one of the oldest continually operated farmer's markets in the U.S.

1922: Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour, Scottish botanist, died at age 69. He followed his father into the field of botany and transformed the botanical gardens at Edinburgh.

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