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Pachypodiums- THE caudiciform collectors plant- Introduction to the species and cultivational suggestions, by Geoff Stein

One of the premeire caudiciform plants for both pot culture and landscaping are the Pachypodiums. These are pachycaul plants from Madagascar and southern Africa. The following is a brief discussion of the genus, including some tips on care and growing, as well as an introduction to many of the species more commonly encountered in cultivation.

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The first "Thanksgiving:" what went wrong and what went right, by Carrie Lamont

The fourth Thursday in November (or second Monday in October, if you're in Canada) is our North American holiday of Thanksgiving. But the first "thanksgiving" that the Pilgrims celebrated in 1621 was not at all like our 21st century Thanksgiving. You may have heard that before, but exactly how did it differ?

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PlantFiles: Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

Pride of Barbados

(Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

I've seen this locally called Mexican Bird of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise or Bird of Paradise. It's one of the few plants...
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A Nearly Native Nursery

Review by MollyBlooms:

This nursery not only has a fine selection of native plants, but they have excellent service and quality. When I ordered...
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BirdFiles: Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Bar-tailed Godwit

(Limosa lapponica)

Yesterday was a special experience observing the mild behaviour and habits of this migrating bird assembling at Kaiawa on...
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BugFiles: Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)

Wheel Bug

(Arilus cristatus)

The first time I saw this insect, I returned to my apartment in Northwest Oklahoma and found it crawling on a parking block....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Edible Landscaping

5 stars
This is my second time ordering from Edible Landscaping. The first time ordering was an excellent experience; same for the...
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Gardening Book: the book of little hostas

the book of little hostas

Review by sybilshappylife:

I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for...
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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!


Verify ID on these two

The tag on each of these cacti id each as Oreocereus celsianus Old Man of the Andes and Old Man of the Mountain. Are the same cactus?
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  Today in history: November 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Some of your fruit and vegetables may be exotic, but their peels and seeds are just as compostable as the usual potato skins and lettuce trimmings.

1703: A hurricane struck England and Wales, killing 8,000 people and hurling cows into trees. It was recorded in Daniel Defoe's "The Storm".

1830: The first chrysanthemum ever seen in the U.S. was displayed at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society meeting.

1902: West Virginia schoolchildren voted Rhododendron ("big laurel") as their favorite flower. It was later adopted by the Senate and a Rhodendron wreath appears on the state flag.

1915: Washington Atlee Burpee, seedsman, died at his country home in Fordhook Farm, Pennsylvania, at the age of 85.

2001: The Garden Watchdog was launched as the first comprehensive database directory of mail order gardening companies, created for and by gardeners. This award-winning feature contains contact information for thousands of companies around the world, along with unsolicited reviews submitted by their customers.

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