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Minnie and the Thuja Seedlings, by Adina Dosan

Minnie is my dog and I love her. But when she tries to mess with my plants, I can get very upset and forget how much I love her. Like when she decided to play with my thuja seedlings Ė what a disaster!

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Blue Ribbon Gardening, by Damian Fagan

Anyone who has entered garden produce or flowers or plants into a local county fair always hopes for a blue ribbon. Acknowledgment of your time and effort is a nice reward, and cash prizes donít hurt, sometimes just the bragging rights go a long way. However, if you take your eyes off the prize, you might learn a few things from the judges and other contestants to better your chances at a blue ribbon.

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PlantFiles: Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' (Plectranthus )

Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'

(Plectranthus )

I live in zone 6b-7a (Greeneville, TN). Bought a nice pot, at a discounted price, when it wasn't in bloom. Kept it outdoors...
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Hirt's Gardens (formerly Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers)

Review by alisarin:

I order two "Little Spire" Russian Sage plants in 4" pots on August 13 for $7.99 each plus shipping. They shipped out August...
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BirdFiles: American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch

(Spinus tristis)

I love these birds! We have them year around and they have the sweetest songs. Their favorite feeder foods are Nyger and...
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BugFiles: Megamerinid Fly (Megamerina dolium)

Megamerinid Fly

(Megamerina dolium)

This is rare, found in the southern part of Britain in areas of old woods. There is only the one Genus with this one species...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Boka Farms

2 stars
the owner has no respect for anyone including employees. i quit a few months ago and have no intentions of ever coming back....
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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!


What are your THREE most favorite Perennials?

This will be a toughie, but if you could only have 3 perennials in your garden, which ones would they be (and maybe add why). Thought this might be a good conversation starter! :)
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  Today in history: August 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: One of the sweetest things that can be said about aging orchard growers is that they lived to a ripe old age.

1911: Dr. Robert (Bob) Kenneth Godfrey, American botanist was born. He would teach botany at Florida State University and published several books on southeastern U.S. plants. Several species are named in his honor.

1920: Warren H. Wagner, American botanist, was born in Washington, DC. He would become a faculty member at the University of Michigan and develop an algorithm to discern the phylogenetic relationships among species.

1999: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens was voted one of the top seven botanical gardens in the world by the International Botanical Congress.

2005: Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane, made landfall, hitting Mississippi and Louisiana. It was the 6th strongest hurricane in Atlantic hurricane records; 1,836 people lost their lives.

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