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Prickly Panaceas: The Herbs Behind the Hype, by Audrey Stallsmith

Many plants which become popular healers are thorny ones--perhaps on the theory that if what tastes bad has to be good for you, what feels bad has to be good for you too! All of the following prickly types have been highly touted for medicinal purposes in recent years. I don't know whether or not they really work, and would avoid self-medicating with them until we learn more about their long-term effects. But they are the sort of plants which snag your attention!

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Backyard Mosquito Abatement and Repellents, by Damian Fagan

Nothing ruins a summer backyard barbeque or patio party like an invasion of hungry mosquitoes. They arent there for the brauts and watermelon, rather the female mosquitoes are drawn to carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Seeking blood meals for egg development, female mosquitoes follow the wafting scent of exhaled CO2 to its source: the grill master or the partygoers.

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PlantFiles: Plumeria 'Teresa Wilder' (Plumeria rubra)

Plumeria 'Teresa Wilder'

(Plumeria rubra)

I have been tending to a plumeria that I started from seed three years ago. It summers outdoors and winters near a sunny...
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Raintree Nursery

Review by seredelfs:

We ordered $200.00 worth of trees and blueberry bushes in May, 2014. Three of the trees did not break dormancy. We notified...
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BirdFiles: Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird

(Agelaius phoeniceus)

I live next door to a wetland that was planted with cattails a few years ago. The Red-winged Blackbirds have come by the...
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BugFiles: White Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

White Lined Sphinx

(Hyles lineata)

These are the MOST AMAZING moths - I look forward to seeing these (as well as other hawk moths) every evening during the...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Needham's Nursery & Landscaping Inc.

5 stars
I have been going to this family owned/operated nursery for the past 13 years. Looking at the google map on the "Info For...
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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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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!


CLOSED: Friend or Foe - NC visitor

Neighbor was told to come and get some beautyberry shrubs from my garden ( piedmont area NC zone 7b) and she took a dark knight - caryopteris along with the beauty berries by mistake. No problem. This
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  Today in history: July 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't forget to be grateful for your dirt; it's rooting for you!

1768: The Providence (Rhode Island) Liberty Tree, located on Olney Street was dedicated by the Sons of Liberty with an oration by Silas Downer.

1804: William Forsyth, Scottish botanist, died at age 67. He was a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society and the genus and Forsythia is named in his honor.

1866: Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist and plant physiologist, was born in Lambeth, London.

1912: The U.S. Department of Agriculture banned absinthe, a bitter alcoholic beverage distilled from wormwood; it was subsequently banned from most European countries. Recently production and distribution have resumed in most countries.

1959: The Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden opened its doors to the public.

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