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O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum! The Holiday's Over--What Now?, by Toni Leland

In 1851, the streets of New York City saw the very first retail Christmas tree lot. Over the decades, the tradition of finding the perfect tree has filled literature and song, but sadly, in our hurry-scurry world today, luxurious pre-lit artificial Christmas trees are beginning to be the norm. I know, the cut live trees are expensive, itís often difficult to find a nice one, and they drop needles all over the place. But, oh--they smell so good!

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How to Make and Use Salted Preserved Lemons, by Debbie Wolfe

Stay warm with the exotic tastes of North Africa and India this winter. The best part is that you won't even need to purchase a plane ticket or head to a restaurant.

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PlantFiles: Tazetta Narcissus 'Avalanche' (Narcissus )

Tazetta Narcissus 'Avalanche'

(Narcissus )

Good grower in SW Houston area. Update 03/2010: Multiplying with a vengeance, I'm delighted!...
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Review by seedexchange:

Great experience my first time ordering seed! Easy to use website, helpful "shopping cart", on-line chat with quick results,...
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BirdFiles: Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Common Kingfisher

(Alcedo atthis)

The ranges of all the subspecies of the Common Kingfisher are not in the continental United States, so the reported sighting...
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BugFiles: White-dotted Prominent Moth (Nadata gibbosa)

White-dotted Prominent Moth

(Nadata gibbosa)

I have just found this moth while watering my plants, and for some reason named it MudCruckey (Cruckey for short)...but that...
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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: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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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  Today in history: December 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The weather might be frightful, but throw on a warm coat and boots and enjoy a stroll today. Keep a brisk pace in the brisk air to stay warm, but enjoy the sights and smells of the season.

1492: Christopher Columbus established the first Spanish settlement on the island of Hispanola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

1776: George Washington crossed the icy Delaware River and marched on Trenton in the midst of snow and sleet to surprise the British.

1780: John Fothergill, English physician and plant collector, was born at Carr End in Yorkshire. He would create an extensive botanical garden at Upton; the genus Fothergilla is named for him.

1996: Cold temperature gripped Italy, with ice on the famous canals of Venice and freezing temperatures in Rome.

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