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Fun with Forsythia, by Timmy Jo Given

What is that willowy shrub that bursts forth with yellow blooms each spring? It's Forsythia. Fortunate to have a vigorous Forsythia in my yard, I have come to appreciate it for the striking landscape accent it provides.

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Attend Your Town's Arbor Day This Year, by Mary Frucelli

I attended the Arbor Day celebration in Wake Forest, North Carolina this year. Luckily it was a bright, sunny and unusually warm day for March.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Hellebore 'Double Queen' (Helleborus )

Hellebore 'Double Queen'

(Helleborus )

I purchased this last April from Plants Delight. They advertise the Double Queen strain to be about 80% double. This March,...
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Sunlight Gardens

Review by Gsfish:

I've recently purchased a home that has a back yard covered in poison ivy. I've been hand pulling it for the last 2 yrs....
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

White-throated Sparrow

(Zonotrichia albicollis)

Winter migrant to NW Florida...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata)

House Centipede

(Scutigera coleoptrata)

Note that the specimen found at Upper Beaconsfield, Australia has 26 legs...
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Caldwell Nursery

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We have been here twice and both times the lady that owns it, was rude. She just seemed to be put out until she realized...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Passalong Plants

Passalong Plants

Review by Rosiespring:

I don't live in the South unless you consider South Dakota as "south". "Passalong" does share stories of many of the plants...
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

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I recently had all my photos of my Hellebores rejected. The reason was that they were either upside down or sideways. However, they were all correct when I viewed them so I really don't know what went wrong or how I could
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  Today in history: April 16  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Remember, it's not how much you mulch, but rather, what you mulch.

1788: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist, died at the age of 80. He was a critic of Linnaeus' classification system and is best known for his work "Historie naturelle, generale et particuliere" and a comprehensive series of tests on wood to determine its physical properties

1879: Henry Duncan McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway, British politician, horticulturist and industrialist was born. He would sponsor several botanical collectors, and Rhododendron aberconwayi is named for him.

1947: To honor the history of the original Charter Oak, the Connecticut general assembly adopted the White Oak (Quercus alba) as the official state tree.

1966: U.S. Congress passed the Uniform Time Act to simplify the official pattern of where and when Daylight saving time (DST) is applied within the U.S. The idea of re-setting clocks to adjust for seasonal changes was not new; it was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin and later by William Willett of Great Britain, whose proposal was adopted during the first World War to conserve fuel for lighting and heating. Read more here.

1968: The first typed treasurer's report of the fledgling American Hosta Society was issued, showing five members. The society was formed by Alex J. Summers and Eunice Fisher, and quickly grew to over 100 members that year. In March 1969, the first bulletin was published.

1975: The "Victory Garden Show" debuted. Originally called "Crockett's Victory Garden" it was produced and hosted by Jim Crockett, who died five years later.

2003: Graham Stuart Thomas, horticultural artist, author, and garden designer died at age 94. He was renowned for his work with old garden roses.

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