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If Plants Could Talk: Reading the needs of your babies, by LariAnn Garner

Some plants "speak" louder than others, but the language is the same. Once you become familiar with plant morphology as it relates to fitness for particular environmental conditions, you are well on the way to providing what your plants need.

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Santolina, by Marie Harrison

Three species of santolina are identified by the APG III system of taxonomy. They are rosemary santolina (Santolina rosmarinifolia syn. S. virens), gray santolina or lavender cotton (S. chamaecyparissus), and S. neapolitana. All three are excellent landscape specimens provided they are given appropriate growing conditions.

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PlantFiles: English Rose 'Bow Bells' (Rosa )

English Rose 'Bow Bells'

(Rosa )

Planted bare root 'Bow Bells' in 1999 or so and it flourished in my South Central Virginia garden (Zone 7a). It grew to...
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Nottawa Wild Bird Supply Co.

Review by billforbirds:

Nottawa Wild Bird Supply is the best place I've found to get Aspects brand bird feeders. Good prices, wide selection & fast...
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BirdFiles: American Coot (Fulica americana)

American Coot

(Fulica americana)

I get a kick out of their feet! They are a water bird, but the feet are not webbed like ducks. They have individual toes,...
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BugFiles: Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Blue Dasher

(Pachydiplax longipennis)

Can anyone tell me why I have so many of these and the green ones? They don't hang around the front of the house where all...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tall Timbers Nursery

5 stars
Great selection of woody and herbaceous perennials. Many trees to select from and they are very knowledgeable and helpful....
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Gardening Book: Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Growing Tomatoes: A Directory of Varieties and How to Cultivate Them Successfully

Review by riceke:

A lot of time went into this and find it helpful in variety selection.But one may bear in mind that weather, soil composition,...
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With almost 500,000 members, Dave's Garden is an amazing resource for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Inside, you'll find over 250 forums dedicated to every type of home and gardening topic you can think of. From annuals and bonsai trees to vegetable gardening and winter sowing; from tips on seeds and planting to advice on regional gardening, this is a gold mine of friendly advice and knowledge shared by experienced gardeners from around the world.

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.

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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: July 20  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It's hot and humid, but now's the time to replace the plastic plant markers with something more permanent. You'll be glad you did.

1927: Oregon's governor I.L. Patterson issued a proclamation confirming the western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), is the official state bird.

1930: The hottest July day ever recorded in Washington, D.C., when it reached 106 F (41.1 C).

1969: Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the lunar soil of Earth's moon.

1972: Joseph Benson Gable, American hybridizer, died at Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, at the age of 86. His gardens were filled with rhododendrons, making the "Gable House" a destination for plant collectors. The Gable hybrids were developed by him and introduced in the mid-1920s.

1977: Katharine White, American author and editor, died at the age of 84. She wrote "Onward and Upward in the Garden," first as a column in the New Yorker, and later compiled as a book, published posthumously. Her husband was famed author E.B. White.

1989: Phoenix, Arizona's overnight temperature was 93 F (33.9 C); it was the highest overnight low ever recorded.

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