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Hunkering down for winter; what you can do to prepare, by Carrie Lamont

It's late September or even October. We hear that global climate change is affecting everyone. Winter is long and cold and dreary. How can you make sure you'll be one of those who keeps your cool through the cold weather to come? Follow these nine simple steps.

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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Plum Pretty Whiskers' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Plum Pretty Whiskers'

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American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2005...
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Victory Seed Company

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Posted on September 18, 2014, updated September 19, 2014 Posted on September 18, 2014, updated September 18, 2014 Victory...
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BirdFiles: Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)


(Aythya valisineria)

Though we don't see very many, we do see them every year for the breeding season. They usually will be in a mixed raft of...
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BugFiles: Australian Wood Cockroach (Panesthia australis)

Australian Wood Cockroach

(Panesthia australis)

This is an interesting cockroach that is widespread in Australia. It feeds on dead wood, boring long tunnels through logs...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sierra Paradise Gardens

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I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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I live in zone 7A, close to ocean. I have been told that my gladiolas, daff's, tulips & dahlias can be left in the ground over the winter. I know the daff's survive because they come up year to year. My question, what can
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  Today in history: September 19  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Casting a concrete or hypertufa garden object is a little like baking a cake. It has to be completely done before you remove it from the mold, and even then be careful to ease it out to avoid breaking it.

1559: A hurricane came ashore in what was to become Pensacola Bay and destroyed the Spanish enclave there.

1754: Louis Claude Marie Richard, French botanist, was born at Versailles. He would collect botanical specimens in Central America and the West Indies, and write several botanical books.

1838: The first show of the Floral and Horticultural Society of Sydney, Australia, was held.

1911: Mary Elizabeth (Isabella) Leebody, Irish botanist, died in Londonderry. She added to the known range of Spiranthes romanzoffiana and botanized in two Irish counties, Derry and Donegal.

1934: The 'Rutgers' tomato was named and introduced for commercial distribution. This variety was the result of a cross between the 'J.T.D.' and 'Marglobe' varieties, selected for productivity, early ripening, and uniformity, as well as being free from cracks and diseases.

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