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Seaside Plants, by Hetty Ford

As gardener in a seaside community you need to always consider your choice of plants based on their saline-resistance. Not just salty soil, but especially salt-laden winds can wreak havoc with your beautiful plantings. Fortunately there are a number of plants that are eminently salt-resistant. Because of my location I will concentrate here on plants that grow in the beach areas of Florida.

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Raised Bed Gardens On Rooftops - Things to Consider, by

Raised bed gardens on rooftops can be a great solution for urban dwellers. Raised beds are big enough to turn any rooftop into a small farm growing herbs and vegetables, or into a decorative garden space. They are easy to maintain, and provide all the benefits of container gardening, but on a bigger scale. Rooftops have some unique features that need to be taken into consideration when planning to install raised beds. Some planning is necessary to avoid unnecessary costs, and avert a possible disaster.

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PlantFiles: Napiergrass 'Princess' (Pennisetum purpureum)

Napiergrass 'Princess'

(Pennisetum purpureum)

I planted three small plugs in my garden in April 2008. They didn't show much growth until the weather became consistantly...
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D.V. Burrell Seed Growers Company

Review by rosebe:

I have about two decades of personal experience with this company as a home gardner, buying most of my garden seed from Burrell's....
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BirdFiles: Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Cooper's Hawk

(Accipiter cooperii)

I've always loved predatory birds and I was blessed last year when a pair of Cooper's built a nest and raised their 2 young...
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BugFiles: Green Metallic Bee (Agapostemon cockerelli)

Green Metallic Bee

(Agapostemon cockerelli)

This bee flew up wifes pant leg and stung her 13 times in the upper thigh. Possibly protecting something, Just wanted to...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

4 stars
Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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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!


Tall Bearded Iris 'Wild West'

Tall Bearded Iris 'Wild West'Iris

Moscow State University Botanical Gardens, Russia. 2010. Photo by Wikimedia user: Kor!An (Андрей Корзун)
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  Today in history: February 28  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even if March comes in like a lion tomorrow, remember it usually goes out like a lamb.

1683: Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur, French naturalist, was born. He would become known for developing a thermometer and documented an early attempt to harvest silk from spiders.

1822: George Vasey, botanist born near Scarborough, England. After emigrating to the U.S., he became known for his collection of grasses and published the Agricultural Grasses of the United States before his death. The genus Vaseya (now a synonym of Muhlenbergia andina) and several species are named for him.

1901: The New York State Fruit Growers Association was formed.

1903: Dr. Seaman A. Knapp, an agent with the USDA was sent to Terrell, Texas and established the first privately owned demonstration farm to test new farming practices in an effort to control the boll weevil that was affecting cotton crops.

1931: Idaho named the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides), as its official state bird.

1962: Alaska adopted the Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) as the official state tree.

1966: Virginius Chase, self-trained naturalist and botanist died in Peoria Heights, Illinois.

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