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Thankful for (Domesticated) Turkeys, by Jill M. Nicolaus

With all the sales and “free turkey!” promotions, it probably didn’t take much to convince you to have turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner. Domestic turkeys have become such a common holiday purchase that we don’t stop to consider that they weren’t always so easy to obtain…

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Reconciliation Ecology, by Marie Harrison

Gardeners should be aware that the plants they choose will affect the local wildlife. Butterfly host plants and plants that provide seeds and berries for the birds, will attract them to your garden.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Iron Cross Begonia (Begonia masoniana)

Iron Cross Begonia

(Begonia masoniana)

Iron Cross was a big surprise success outdoors as a potted porch plant for me. Grew fairly fast. Then I potted it up into...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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Vermont Wildflower Farm

Review by Bullock903:

Posted on November 25, 2014, updated November 25, 2014 Posted on November 25, 2014, updated November 25, 2014 I have ordered...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

(Coccyzus americanus)

I've been going to High Island TX for a few years now in the spring to catch a glimpse of the spectacular migratory birds...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)

Polyphemus Moth

(Antheraea polyphemus)

Sadly found it after it had expended all it's Energy. Still removed it from the old Spider Web and let it expire on a close...
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GO GARDENING:

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Stroud Land Preserve

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A good land preserve in southeast Pennsylvania, west of the Borough of West Chester off W. Strasburg Rd and close to the...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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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.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

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

Yams or sweet potatoes

Hi, does anyone know the difference between yams and sweet potatoes? Alda
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  Today in history: November 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even with all the hustle and bustle, take a few minutes of afternoon warmth to walk through the garden and check your plants. A close inspection will show late season growth near the base of those perennials, or the beginning leaf buds on the woody shrubs and trees.

1602: Santa Catalina Island was named by Viscaino. Nigella damascena (also known as Saint Catherine's flower) can be found growing on the island.

1703: Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist, was born. He would write "Plantae Veronenses".

1715: American Sybilla Masters was the first American granted an English patent. It was for a method of processing corn.

1910: More than 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by school children in Puerto Rico to celebrate Arbor Day.

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