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TODAY'S FEATURES

Building Your Backyard Fire Pit, by Anna Burke

Recapture those August evenings with a backyard fire pit.

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Group Buys for Fall Bulbs II: Delivery & Distribution, by Jill M. Nicolaus

It's fall...and that means it's time to start thinking about spring. Or at least spring bulbs. If you have some friends who also want spring blooms, you can combine your bulb order and get bulk discounts.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Carrion Plant (Stapelia grandiflora)

Carrion Plant

(Stapelia grandiflora)

This long lived cactus came to us from my husband's mother in the mid 1980's. I have taken offshoots from the plant to share...
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Excelsa Gardens

Review by BeachBumBiker:

Recently I was on a trip to visit nurseries and gardens in southeast Florida. One nursery that was often recommended to me...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret

(Ardea alba)

We live in Mountain View,CA and just off the Stevens Creek Trail near the bay, we have about 2 or 3 dozen mating pairs in...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Harlequin Flower Beetle (Gymnetis caseyi)

Harlequin Flower Beetle

(Gymnetis caseyi)

Harlequin Flower Beetle (gymnetis casey Antonie) - subfamily - cetoniinae, tribe - cetoniini We get this beetle at fruit...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

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I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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!

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  Today in history: August 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Too much weeding for you to tackle alone? Don't be afraid - ask for help from family or friends.

1811: Louis Antoine Bougainville, French navigator, died at the age of 82. The Bougainvillea genus was named in his honor by Commersan, a botanist who accompanied him on a voyage.

1830: The first patent for a 'lawn mowing machine' was granted to Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Gloucestershire, England. His reel-type mower was first used to care for the grass at sporting events and the gardens of the wealthy.

1892: Sidney Fay Blake, American taxonomist, was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He would become an expert on botanical nomenclature, specifically the Compositae (Aster) family. He would also co-author the "Geographical Guide to the Floras of the World" with Alice C. Atwood.

1959: The pop song 'Poison Ivy' by The Coasters reached #1 on Billboard's R&B Hot 100 chart.

1960: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a federal charter to create the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. It was built in Kansas City, Missouri to honor the American farmer.

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