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PlantFiles: Plumeria 'Golden Pagoda' (Plumeria rubra)

Plumeria 'Golden Pagoda'

(Plumeria rubra)

A very very rare plant,cream of the crop only for serious collectors..... The smell is like a coconut tanning oil.....
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Thuja Gardens (formerly PlantsRus)

Review by jim7738937:

great transaction! I ordered 5 3-gallon Thujas and they arrived via FedEx well packaged and not damage. I like that...
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BirdFiles: Whooping Crane (Grus americana)

Whooping Crane

(Grus americana)

They are beautiful, aren't they? This is their home; they nest near here in the Welder Wildlife Refuge....
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BugFiles: Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Common Wood Nymph

(Cercyonis pegala)

Similar species: No other large eastern Satyr has two large forewing eyespots. Life Cycle: eggs are yellow, ribbed, pitted,...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Winter Greenhouse

5 stars
Very large inventory - and annually updated list & prices of their conifers, shrubs, perennials & annuals online at
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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: Does Anyone know the Name of This Shrub ?

Please help...I do not remember even planting this and it is big and lovely !
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  Today in history: May 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Refresh your wood deck or concrete patio with a coat of stain, but don't try to apply it in direct sun. Work early in the morning or evening so it's shaded while the stain dries.

1847: William Herbert, British botanist and clergyman, died at the age of 69. His expertise in Amaryllis and other bulbs led to the International Bulb Society naming its annual publication HERBERTIA in his honor.

1892: The Sierra Club was founded with 182 charter members. John Muir was elected its first president.

1919: New Hampshire adopted the purple lilac (Syringa vulgaris) as the official state flower.

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