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Garden Visitor: The Red-Winged Blackbird, by Gwen Bruno

With his distinctive markings, the male red-winged blackbird is instantly recognizable. He calls attention to himself, not only by showing off his bright epaulets, but through his ostentatious behavior and constant song.

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Easy Ways to Maintain Outdoor Wood Furniture, by April Dowling

Outdoor wood furniture can bring a natural sense of beauty, style, and grace to any outdoor space. It blends seamlessly with surrounding landscapes and ages beautifully over time.

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PlantFiles: Showy Stonecrop (Sedum sieboldii)

Showy Stonecrop

(Sedum sieboldii)

Sedum 'October Daphne' is a slow growing, symmetrically mounded beauty in my raised berm rock garden. It has held on for...
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Cook's Carnivorous Plants

Review by wdhammons01:

I placed an order, and it took a week to get a response e-mail. When I did get an e-mail, it was from Cook's stating my...
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BirdFiles: Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cedar Waxwing

(Bombycilla cedrorum)

these beautiful birds come thru Stockton every yr. like clock work. i know when they are in my yard due to their high pitched...
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BugFiles: Soldier Beetle (Cantharis fusca)

Soldier Beetle

(Cantharis fusca)

Don't be alarmed, this beetle may look strange but it is a good one. It's normal habitat is in meadows, bushes and forest...
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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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  Today in history: July 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You've ruthlessly uncluttered your house, but now it's time to do the same for your landscape. Stand back and look at your borders and determine which perennials need to be divided this year.

1883: Frances Ropes Williams was born at Salem, Massachusetts. She would graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and become widely known for her namesake Hosta cultivar, 'Frances Williams', a variegated specimen she spotted in 1936, growing in a field of Hosta sieboldiana at Bristol Nurseries in Connecticut. She would introduce many other hostas from her home garden until her death in 1969.

1886: John Goldie, Scottish botanist, died at the age of 93. He botanized extensively in Canada. Dryopteris goldiana is named for him.

1911: Hiram Bingham climbed what he called a "steep hill" in Peru and came upon the ruins of Machu Picchu.

1923: Maurice Linford, a botany student at Utah State Agricultural College, discovered the Jardine Juniper in Logan Canyon. It is believed to be the oldest and largest red juniper in the world. It was named in honor of William J. Jardine, an alumnus who was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture at the time.

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