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PlantFiles: Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum)

Florida Anise

(Illicium floridanum)

This plant died for me in fairly deep shade, in our clayish soil several blocks from the bank of the Mississippi River. ...
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K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.

Review by Kallium:

I placed an order for bulbs on 10/4/16. The estimated delivery was mid October. They hadn't arrived be the end of the month...
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BirdFiles: Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)

Diamond Dove

(Geopelia cuneata)

Exceptional personalities and beautiful soft cooing songs. Mine loved sitting on my bun (hair) all day! And so very tiny!...
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BugFiles: Dogwood Sawfly (Macremphytus tarsatus)

Dogwood Sawfly

(Macremphytus tarsatus)

Found, also, on my Pagoda dogwood....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
There have been quite a few negative reviews on here as well as other sites. I\'d like to add my experience. . . I ordered...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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Beautiful groundcover

Planted at a friend\'s house in the sagebrush desert of eastern California (she has water though). I\'ve seen it in other places too. Spreads by runners.
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  Today in history: December 4  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: On your next trip to the store, remember to grab some birdseed. Look for seed that is favored by songbirds - it's a little pricier, but you'll have fewer weed seeds in your yard next year.

1786: National Grange was founded. It was the first organized agricultural movement in the U.S.

1859: Percy J Moody, American horticulturist and rancher, was born in Maine. He would move to California and eventually developed a fruit orchard.

1884: The World's Fair in New Orleans opened the Horticultural Exhibit, said to be the largest competitive exhibition of fruits in the world at that time.

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