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Homemade Pond, by Timmy Jo Given

In the 1890s, the Argo family acquired a tract of good farmland in southern Delaware. The land was passed down to the children and then to the grandchildren who in turn granted the deed to the present generation. It is on the Argo family's land that Robert K. Muncy, great-grandson of the original landowner, built a homestead, "Iona". On Bob's homestead is a delightful homemade pond.

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Living Walls out of Pallets, by Damian Fagan

Where ground space is limited or just for a different approach, these walls of greenery come in various sizes from small wall hangings to massive walls that resemble privacy hedges for the rich and famous.

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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory 'Joyce Cobb' (Ipomoea purpurea)

Tall Morning Glory 'Joyce Cobb'

(Ipomoea purpurea)

I grew 4 'Joyce Cobbs' this year. Two looked like OhioBreezy's pictures (probably because I did get some of the seeds from...
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The Cook's Garden

Review by Jan1960tr3:

I was very excited to add a new twist to my garden with Cook's Garden gormet seeds and plants, at least that's what they...
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BirdFiles: Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)

Magpie Robin

(Copsychus saularis)

They visit our garden on a regular basis. Like robins they love insects they find when i turn the compost...
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BugFiles: Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Zebra Swallowtail

(Eurytides marcellus)

We had never seen one of these before until today on our late blooming daylilies. We didnt know where to begin to find out...
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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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Another plant to ID

Relatively narrow form but still young.
Again found in York, UK.

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  Today in history: August 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: As the temperatures begin to gently descend, it's time to fire up the grill or oven and get busy roasting vegetables. Tomatoes and peppers can be roasted and pureed for sauce, or slip off the skins and freeze for soups and stews this winter.

1819: John Lewin, Australian artist and naturalist died. He was buried at Botany Bay.

1883: A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa destroyed most of the island and caused tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people.

1998: India's government banned the sale of mustard oil after some deaths due to dropsy, associated with its use, were reported. The ban was lifted a few weeks later.

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