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Australian Wildflowers: Banksias, by Ian Maxwell

Banksias are one of Australia's most diverse & beautiful flowering plants. They bloom in every colour imagineable & range in form from small trees to shrubs & creepers. Read on & find out why you want to grow banksias.

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Herbs for the Bath, by Karen Jones

Ahhh, summertime! Mosquito bites, sunburn, chiggers, oh my! Read on and you will find that you don't have to spend a fortune on remedies; most of them are in your garden or kitchen cupboard.

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PlantFiles: Oriental Lily 'Muscadet' (Lilium )

Oriental Lily 'Muscadet'

(Lilium )

This is my most successful Oriental. I have them in large pots and in their second year they have produced as many as a...
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Summerstone Nursery

Review by kenjo5:

Ordered a Francois Rabelais tree rose 5/5/2015. Got a tree rose on 5/29/2015 labeled as what I ordered but upon blooming,...
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BirdFiles: Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Cactus Wren

(Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Cactus wrens typically build serpentine nests in cholla cactus. I heard some chirping in my neighbors yard and was surprised...
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BugFiles: Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Long-tailed Skipper

(Urbanus proteus)

Found cats on my lima bean leaves, could only find two. Captured the smallest one and reared it on bean leaves. FYI, it ate...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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CLOSED: ID these flowers please

Got these in a bouquet. Have collected the seeds. Would like your help in identifying these flowers.
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  Today in history: August 4  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The dog days of summer are here; enjoy them by installing that outdoor shower or soaking tub you've always dreamed of. You'll be glad you did.

1608: John Tradescant the Younger was born in Meopham, Kent. Both he and his father were botanists; he introduced Magnolia, Taxodium (bald cypress) and Liriodendron (tulip trees) to English gardens. The Tradescantia is named for him.

1870: Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer was born at Portobello, Edinburgh. The contorted hazel (Corylus avellana 'Contorta') was dubbed "Harry Lauder's walking stick" in reference to the crooked walking stick he frequently used.

1871: Henry Lecoq, French botanist and naturalist, died. He authored a book on the geography of plants of Europe and designed a 5-hectare garden.

1969: The pop song, 'Polk Salad Annie', penned and sung by artist Tony Joe White, reached #8 on Billboard's Hot 100. Although it would become an iconic tune of the '60's, #8 was as far up the charts as it would travel. Mr. White was a prolific songwriter of the era and also penned 'Rainy Night in Georgia.' Pokeweed, or Poke Salat is an invasive weedy plant that poor Southerners cooked for food. It is still eaten today, but the stigma of only being eaten by 'po folks' is not as prevalent.

2009: Just over six inches of rain fell in a little over an hour in Louisville, KY. This was the most rain ever recorded in the city of Louisville in such a short amount of time.

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