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The Plants and Trees of the Southern Prairie, by Mitch Fitzgerald

There is a large movement in the southern half of the United States to move back towards native plants that at one time covered all this area. They bloom in the years we have a lot of rain and, due to deep tap roots, they bloom in the years we have little rain, too. With their deep tap roots many of these plants live year in and year out with little care after the first few years.

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Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Daylilies, by Melody Rose

Many new gardeners are starting to plan their first adventure into our crazy, wonderful world. Without a little guidance from seasoned veterans, they often choose seeds and plants that are more challenging than their budding skills can handle. These plant profiles will feature time-tested seeds and plants that are easy to grow, but produce a great show.

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PlantFiles: Single Flowered Dahlia 'Happy Single First Love' (Dahlia )

Single Flowered Dahlia 'Happy Single First Love'

(Dahlia )

Purchased several of these plants from Lowe's. They are very easy to grow. No problems with disease or insects. They have...
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Negative29 (Norman's Orchids)

Review by dontbuyfromthem:

I purchased some orchids from this company. It is my second order. Some of the orchids is of different color then on the...
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BirdFiles: Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Ring-billed Gull

(Larus delawarensis)

A common breeder in Michigan, they can be easily found in evey park, parking lot and golf course looking for hand-out. Be...
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BugFiles: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral

(Vanessa atalanta)

Very lovely butterfly, we dont get these too often, but when we do, they seem to love purple flowers, particularly my son's...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Berlin Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

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

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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!


August 2014....Last of summer start of harvest

New start see you all here. Hope I am doing this correctly.
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  Today in history: August 2  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You've spent all summer whipping your garden into shape. Now's the time to focus on sorting out your photos and your garden journal so you'll have something fun to look at this winter.

1492: Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage from Palos, Spain in search of a western route to the spice trading lands of the East.

1600: The Copenhagen Botanical Garden was established. It would move and change several times over the next three centuries.

2001: The First Nations Garden, a native garden was opened. It was created to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Great Peace Treaty signed in Montreal on August 4, 1701.

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