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Leaf peepers - what are they and what do they do?, by Carrie Lamont

"Leaf Peeping!" my husband told me, "It's the major source of New England's travel industry economy from early October through mid-November. They come from all over the world!"

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Weed Wars: Killing Poison Ivy, despite severe allergy, by Jill M. Nicolaus

Poison Ivy! Those who are allergic to it shudder at the thought of it invading their gardens. Iím employing chemical warfare while taking hazmat precautions against contact Ė and Iím winning!

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Daylily 'Long Stocking' (Hemerocallis )

Daylily 'Long Stocking'

(Hemerocallis )

A very nice early spider. It's color and form is affected by the amount of sunlight and wind it receives. I think partial...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Willis Orchard Company

Review by Glomill:

I received four trees last spring- Two survived two did not, in spite of being in equal sized pots and cared for equally- The...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus)

American Herring Gull

(Larus smithsonianus)

Unfortunatly these birds adapt well to human habitation. It is now illeagle (locally) to feed these birds out of the water....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Bordered Plant Bug (Largus succinctus)

Bordered Plant Bug

(Largus succinctus)

We live in South East Queensland, Australia, and we have a bug which I am unable to identify (can't find how to ask a question...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

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At 5:45 on a recent Saturday evening, I discovered five (5!) hungry Monarch caterpillars in my garden! They had eaten all...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

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  Today in history: September 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Go ahead and cut the blooms from your bush for a bouquet. Better to bring some joy to a friend or yourself than to watch flowers fade and wither outdoors.

1738: Hermann Boerhaave, Dutch botanist and physician, died at age 69, at Leiden. He was professor of botany and medicine, and his own outdoor botanical garden rivaled that of Linnaeus.

1859: President Lincoln addressed the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society at its annual fair in Milwaukee, and praised agriculture for bringing people together. This would be the only lengthy discussion of agriculture the president ever made.

1873: Edward Bingham Copeland, American botanist, was born in Monroe, Wisconsin. He would contribute much to the taxonomy and evolution of ferns.

1963: Hurricane Flora hit Tobago and devastated the island's rainforest and banana plantations, crippling the economy.

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