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Edible Palms: Date Palms, by Geoff Stein

This article explores edible palms and their fruits. Date palms were probably the first trees cultivated for their food. This article serves as an introduction to date palms and the varieties of dates available.

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Stop to Smell the Flowers, by Marie Harrison

Most enjoyable among my gardening experiences are those involving the sense of smell. At no time other than spring is the garden such a treasury of olfactory experiences. Spring gradually merges into summer, and one plant after another blooms and adds to the miscellany of pleasurable scents.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Flowering Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. acephala)

Flowering Cabbage

(Brassica oleracea var. acephala)

Cultivating kales was an interesting experience. I cultivated kale last year, 2011, but allmost all of the made flowers,...
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Romence Gardens & Greenhouses

Review by gardeniainmt:

Romence Gardens sent Lime hydrangeas instead of Little Lime. They took care of this problem immediately and allowed me to...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker

(Picoides pubescens)

Besides being useful for removing insects from tree bark, these birds are a joy to watch. They love the suet feeders and...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Weaver Ant (Oecophylla longinoda)

Weaver Ant

(Oecophylla longinoda)

i have come across this type of ants in December 2010. the place is near a fresh water river near Valsad city, Gujarat, India....
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Berlin Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

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An outstanding botanical garden with 80+ acres of excellently displayed flora. There is a rose garden, American grassland...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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

CLOSED: Tall Plant ID?

These plants were growing at the Munsinger Gardens in Saint Cloud, MN. They were about 5-6 feet tall, and the foliage reminds me of a dahlia plant. One was just starting to bloom, but it was hard to see what the flowers looked
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  Today in history: July 31  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Patience is a virtue, especially for gardeners. Rome wasn't built in a day and some of your plants are going to take time to mature and bloom, too.

1887: William Ferguson, British botanist and entomologist, died at the age of 67. He studied the flora and insect life of Ceylon, and published his findings.

1916: Botanist Robert F. Griggs, working for the National Geographic Society, passed beyond Katmai Pass in Alaska. He would later write, "The first glance was enough to demonstrate that we had found a miracle of nature which, when known, would be ranked with the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and other marvels..." His discovery began the movement to create Katmai National Monument.

1976: A thunderstorm dumped 10 inches of rain into the canyon of the Big Thompson River of northeast Colorado. The resulting flash flood swept 25 miles from Estes Park to Loveland, killing 156 campers and tourists.

1996: Mexico's hottest-ever temperature was recorded in Mexicali, when temperatures reached 126F (52.0 C).

2001: An August challenge to "grow" the Plants Database (now PlantFiles) was issued. It concluded on August 31, and winners were announced on September 5.

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