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PlantFiles: Chinese Peony 'Dancing Butterflies' (Paeonia lactiflora)

Chinese Peony 'Dancing Butterflies'

(Paeonia lactiflora)

My Dancing Butterfly has large diameter blooms that stay bright pink and don't fade. I love the golden yellow center, accents...
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Westbourne Daylilies

Review by ljb5966:

I just wanted to let everyone know I just found out Mary Jane Meadows passed away in December. She sent very nice plants....
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BirdFiles: Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

Eurasian Coot

(Fulica atra)

The Australasian Coot were rare vagrants until the 1950's when they were confirmed as New Zealand breeders in 1958 at Lake...
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BugFiles: Variable Oakleaf Moth (Lochmaeus manteo)

Variable Oakleaf Moth

(Lochmaeus manteo)

Host Plants: Although the name suggests oak, the larvae also eat beech, birches, elms, hawthorn, linden, walnut, and other...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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Gardening Book: Twenty Reasons Not To Garden (And Why I Ignore Them All)

Twenty Reasons Not To Garden (And Why I Ignore Them All)

Review by Fencebroke:

Funny, unique, and a little crazy. Unlike any other gardening book out there! Each of the twenty sections is brief enough...
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  Today in history: February 19  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Is your housecat terrorizing your houseplants? Try planting some oat grass in a separate container for the kitty, and everyone will be happy.

1526: Charles de l'Escluse (Latinized to Carolus Clusius) was born in Arras. He would lay the foundation for the Dutch tulip breeding, documenting the color breaking that led to Tulipomania of the 1630s, and help create one of the earliest formal botanical gardens in Europe, at Leyden. The species Tulipa clusiana was named in his honor.

1733: Daniel Carlsson (Charles) Solander, Swedish botanist, was born in Pitea, Norrland. He would become one of the botanists on Captain Cook's expedition to Botany Bay; several plants are named in his honor.

1902: The Legislature of Minnesota decreed that the Pink and White Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) would become the official state flower, after a petition from the Women's Auxiliary to the World's Fair was presented to the senate in 1893.

1999: The world's largest strawberry shortcake was created in McCall Park, Plant City, Florida, the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. The city holds the Guinness record for the world's largest strawberry shortcake, over 6,000 pounds.

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