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The Herbs and Spices of Thanksgiving, by Gwen Bruno

What would Thanksgiving be without herbs and spices? Imagine turkey and stuffing minus the fragrance of sage, thyme, rosemary and marjoram. Pumpkin pie wouldn't taste as rich without cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice. Among the many blessings of today's cooks and bakers is the ease with which we obtain and use these delicious seasonings.

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Apples for Christmas, by Adina Dosan

There is nothing better than a baked apple to bring Christmas spirit into our homes! Even if I can eat apples all year long, Christmas is a special occasion when apples must be on the dinner table, whether they are fresh or baked in a cake.

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PlantFiles: Glory of the Snow 'Violet Beauty' (Chionodoxa forbesii)

Glory of the Snow 'Violet Beauty'

(Chionodoxa forbesii)

I have both Chionodoxa forbesii and Chionodoxa lucilliae in my garden. These are NOT synonyms for the same plant. To this...
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Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives)

Review by Styrax01:

I have ordered plants multiple times from Mail Order Natives over the years, and I have always been satisfied with the plants....
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BirdFiles: White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

White-throated Sparrow

(Zonotrichia albicollis)

Winter migrant to NW Florida...
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BugFiles: Soldier Beetle (Cantharis fusca)

Soldier Beetle

(Cantharis fusca)

Don't be alarmed, this beetle may look strange but it is a good one. It's normal habitat is in meadows, bushes and forest...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: Roses - A Firefly Guide

Roses - A Firefly Guide

Review by DonnaMack:

This is a beautiful hardcover book that is incredibly practical. It categorizes roses by use, such as roses in beds, shrub...
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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!


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Hi just moved in and there are multiple fruit? Trees. Can someone please tell me what this is and is it edible
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  Today in history: November 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Some of your fruit and vegetables may be exotic, but their peels and seeds are just as compostable as the usual potato skins and lettuce trimmings.

1703: A hurricane struck England and Wales, killing 8,000 people and hurling cows into trees. It was recorded in Daniel Defoe's "The Storm".

1830: The first chrysanthemum ever seen in the U.S. was displayed at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society meeting.

1902: West Virginia schoolchildren voted Rhododendron ("big laurel") as their favorite flower. It was later adopted by the Senate and a Rhodendron wreath appears on the state flag.

1915: Washington Atlee Burpee, seedsman, died at his country home in Fordhook Farm, Pennsylvania, at the age of 85.

2001: The Garden Watchdog was launched as the first comprehensive database directory of mail order gardening companies, created for and by gardeners. This award-winning feature contains contact information for thousands of companies around the world, along with unsolicited reviews submitted by their customers.

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