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Autumn Comes, by Kathleen M. Tenpas

A quiet morning in early September, crickets chirping, sparrows discussing the weather, the crows back in the woods having their morning kaffeeklatch. The traffic is light and, for the time being, the tractors are all silent while the neighboring farmers finish morning chores and go in to breakfast. There is a general slowing, like a breath drawn in deeply and expelled slowly with a bit of a sigh at the end. Fall is here, starting with just a hint of a chill in the breeze wandering under sunny skies, and a touch of rusty red in the green of the distant wood.

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This Summer's Garden, by Timmy Jo Given

Summer has slipped away, but sunny days are still here until cold weather sets in for good. That is why I always want to remember this summer's garden and the pleasant surprises that happened along the way. Here is an account of my garden.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Dwarf fleabane (Erigeron nanus)

Dwarf fleabane

(Erigeron nanus)

This plant is native to the U.S. and grows in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming....
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Kigi Nursery

Review by saradus:

I recently placed and received my first order with Kigi and it was a great experience. I ordered a European beech and a...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)

Common Gallinule

(Gallinula galeata)

Native to the Americas; recently split from Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (Old World). ...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

(Labidomera clivicollis)

I initially saw just a couple of these bugs feeding on my milkweed and thought they were pretty and harmless so I left them...
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A Nearly Native Nursery

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At 5:45 on a recent Saturday evening, I discovered five (5!) hungry Monarch caterpillars in my garden! They had eaten all...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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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.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

Need help to identify a mystery 'mint' plant

I have a plant that was labeled himalayan mint / himalayan silver mint. I have my doubts as to what it is. When the leaf is bruised it gives up more of an odor, kind of astringent with a bit of mint undertone. No images
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  Today in history: September 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Check with your local orchard and see if they sell windfalls cheaper. It would be a good excuse to make some home made applesauce if they do.

1806: The Lewis & Clark exploration expedition came to a close in St. Louis, Missouri.

1919: The American Dahlia Society held its first annual dahlia show in New York City.

1940: Rudolph Beer, English botanist, died during World War II. He worked with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; after the death of his wife, their housekeeper turned over his library to the Linnaean Society.

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