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Spring To-do Lists, by Susanne Talbert

Gardeners need goals, to do lists and plans in order to focus and streamline their efforts. It is always surprising how often gardeners forget to make goals for their gardens. Hopefully this article will motivate or inspire you to use the last few chilly weeks to set up an enthused to-do list for your garden.

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Flowers on the Easter Table, by Adina Dosan

Spring cleaning is done and I'm in the kitchen, cooking for Easter. I look out the kitchen window where my dog Minnie is playing on the green lawn. She looks at me, like she would like to invite me out to play - patience, I'll be out soon to pick up a few tulips for the Easter table.

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PlantFiles: Chinese Peony 'Raspberry Sundae' (Paeonia lactiflora)

Chinese Peony 'Raspberry Sundae'

(Paeonia lactiflora)

this is a lovely plant in my garden, but I'm wondering if I've done something wrong- It is a very light pink with almost...
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Longfield Gardens

Review by collectorpalms:

Beautiful website. I had followed their website, and they closed their fall bulbs sales without notice. However, I sent an...
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BirdFiles: Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis)

Altamira Oriole

(Icterus gularis)

These birds have recently appeared lining up at our humming bird feeders .. both mine and my mothers 3 miles away. I have...
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BugFiles: Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea)

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

(Atteva aurea)

We have always wondered what these neat looking bugs were called! they almost look like their shiney and rainbow color from...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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Gardening Book: Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries

Review by Ben234563:

I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered. ...
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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.

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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 history: April 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You have great taste when it comes to your landscaping, but designing a new garden from scratch may have you stumped for ideas. Hit your favorite local botanical garden or nursery for inspiration.

1747: Johann J. Dillen (self-Latinized to Dillenius), German botanist, died at age 62. He published several botanical works; the genus Dillenia is named for him.

1782: Carl Adolf Terscheck, botanist, was born. He would become the court gardener at Dresden and designed the Japanese "Palace Garden." According to legend, Terscheck sited and cared for the only surviving camellia of the four Thunberg brought back from Japan; apparently the camellia sent to Pillnitz, near Dresden. The species terscheckii are named for him.

1819: The "American Farmer", the first successful agricultural journal in the U.S., was first published in Baltimore Maryland. by John Skinnard.

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