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What's Blooming in March? Succulent flowers of the Southwestern U.S., by Geoff Stein

March is another great month for succulents flowers (most winter and spring months are), though this one is more evenly spread out among the various succulent and related families. This article is an introductory guide to what one might expect to be blooming this time of year.

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Plant these NOW for Easter cuteness! , by Carrie Lamont

Easter! For many people, in addition to the implied religious festival, Easter means buying white-shelled eggs and dyeing them, whether empty or hard-boiled. Here's an easy Easter craft you can try right now by saving eggshells and using seeds.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Regal Pelargonium (UK) 'Raspberry Ripple' (Pelargonium )

Regal Pelargonium (UK) 'Raspberry Ripple'

(Pelargonium )

This beautiful plant can be grown easily from seeds. Firstly I bought a plant and harvested the seeds. The germination rate...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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GreenhouseMegaStore.com (IGC)

Review by BarbArnoldini:

For the last 2 or 3 years I have placed a few orders with this company. Their selection of supplies for seed starting and...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

Black Swan

(Cygnus atratus)

Although introduced from Australia in the 1860s, the Black Swan also reached New Zealand naturally at the same time. It prefers...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral

(Vanessa atalanta)

Very lovely butterfly, we dont get these too often, but when we do, they seem to love purple flowers, particularly my son's...
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GO GARDENING:

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Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

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Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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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.

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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 THE FORUMS

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  Today in history: March 3  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take advantage of a warm spell to check on your garden soil. Get samples sent off so you can get any amendments incorporated before planting season.

1616: Matthias de Lobel, French physician and botanist, died. He was botanist to King James I and wrote "Stirpium adversaria nova"; the Lobelia genus was named for him.

1786: Andre Michaux petitioned the New Jersey state legislature to allow him to establish a 30-acre botanical garden for American and French plants.

1839: A bill was passed, appropriating $1,000 for "collecting and distributing seeds, prosecuting agricultural investigations, and procuring agricultural statistics." This bill gave rise to the agricultural division of the U.S. Patent Office.

1931: Indiana proclaimed the Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) the official state tree. It was the first of three states (Kentucky and Tennessee are the other two) to adopt this state emblem.

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