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PlantFiles: California Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)

California Blue-eyed Grass

(Sisyrinchium bellum)

We live in Shreveport, LA, which is in zone 8b. Blue-eyed grass grows here in considerable profusion. In fact, it is a...
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Plant Delights Nursery

Review by garden_ny:

I ordered 10 Echinaceas “Fatal Attraction” from Plant Delights last July 2014 (I am a big fan of Piet Outdolf). Two of the...
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BirdFiles: White-faced Heron (Ardea novaehollandiae)

White-faced Heron

(Ardea novaehollandiae)

In the 1960's numbers of the White-faced Heron expolded, and it is now New Zealand's most common heron. Though they had been...
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BugFiles: Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)

Beautiful Demoiselle

(Calopteryx virgo)

European prefers fast flowing streams with sand or gravel bottoms often among trees Flying May to September Male blue...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Winter Greenhouse

5 stars
Very large inventory - and annually updated list & prices of their conifers, shrubs, perennials & annuals online at
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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!


Is this a Prunus serotina?

I'm pretty sure this is a Prunus serotina, but would appreciate some confirmation. I've never seen cherries on it. It's growing right behind my fence, so I think I would have noticed...and I would have lots of
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  Today in history: May 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You have spent countless hours on your garden this spring. Now it's time to treat yourself to a relaxing massage or pedicure.

1669: Sebastian Vaillant, French botanist was born at Vigny, near Poutoise. He would deliver a lecture at the Royal Garden in 1717 that described a theory of sexual reproduction for plants that influenced the work of Linnaeus.

1797: The first specimen of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), was collected by Scottish explorer Mungo Park. The tree's roots, bark, leaves, oil and fruit seeds are of economic importance; shea butter is derived from the kernel of the fruit seed.

1951: Oklahoma adopted the Tyrannus forficatus, known as the scissortail flycatcher, as their state bird.

1963: Louisiana designated the bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) as the official state tree.

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