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Beautiful Bubbler Bogs are Easy to Build, by Jill M. Nicolaus

The tranquil sound of trickling water, the colorful shimmer of wet rocks, the cool green of reeds A bubbler bog could be the perfect water feature for your garden! Read on for inspiration and step by step photos.

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Osage Orange, an American Original, by Gwen Bruno

At one time, the osage orange tree grew solely in one distinct area of North America -- the Red River Valley of southern Oklahoma and northern Texas. Named for the Osage tribes of that region, the tree's range has extended far beyond its original home within the span of only a few hundred years.

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PlantFiles: Forest Bell Bush (Mackaya bella)

Forest Bell Bush

(Mackaya bella)

I've had this plant for years (potted); I never put it in the ground, so far. Easy to take cuttings. I had it in shade and...
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Flora Exotica

Review by bettybookends:

I ordered 2 Medinilla Magnificas from Perry on two separate occasions. These plants are very difficult to find and I was...
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BirdFiles: Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cedar Waxwing

(Bombycilla cedrorum)

I usually see this wonderful little bird in late winter or spring and in fall. It always appears as a flock making quick...
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BugFiles: Scarlet Mormon (Papilio rumanzovia)

Scarlet Mormon

(Papilio rumanzovia)

This striking swallowtail actually has no tails at all, however like other similar mormon butterflies they originated in...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bear Creek Preserve

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This is a 3,412 acre preserve of forest and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed that is the Pocono Plateau...
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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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  Today in history: September 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Feeling dissatisfied with your garden? For many gardeners, now is a good time to start moving and dividing plants.

1869: The Nebraska State Horticultural Society was organized on the state fair grounds at Nebraska City.

1906: Mesa Verde ("green table") National Park was established by Congress. It was the first national park created to preserve the works of man, namely the Anasazi people.

1921: Francis Rose, British botanist, was born in south London. He would become known as a naturalist and specialized in lichens, eventually being regarded as the "grand old man" of British botany.

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