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That's right, Woodchuck-Chuckers – it's GROUNDHOG DAY!, by Benjamin Hill

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? This is what is on most of the country’s mind today for if legend has it, if this particular groundhog sees its shadow then there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, it will be an early spring!

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PlantFiles: Corn Cockle 'Milas' (Agrostemma githago)

Corn Cockle 'Milas'

(Agrostemma githago)

This plant is beautiful. The flowers grow on tall delicate stems that wave gracefully in the breeze, and the petals themselves...
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Greenearth Publishing Inc. (,

Review by BananaNutAZ:

Ted Taylor and me have been doing business for several years now. He is an honest man and always sends me healthy banana...
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BirdFiles: Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

Common Myna

(Acridotheres tristis)

An Asian native, but I've also seen them roaming the Florida keys. Declared as one of the world's 100 most invasive species...
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BugFiles: Wasp Mantidfly (Climaciella brunnea)

Wasp Mantidfly

(Climaciella brunnea)

Found this bug on our patio in Ottawa, Canada in June, 2011. Was very sluggish. I'd never seen one before....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Ison's Nursery & Vineyards

5 stars
So happy with the products this company shares! Not only did they give me how-to\'s when I was in their shop, they also sent...
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Gardening Book: The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

The Carolinas Gardener's Guide

Review by nburleson:

I live in SC and am a new gardener (my wife was the gardener). This book has helped me greatly to know what to buy and how...
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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!

  Today in history: February 1  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Sure you're tired of cold weather. But enjoy the good aspects of this time of year, as days get longer, average temperatures gradually climb, and the first signs of spring begin to show themselves.

1655: Giovanni Baptista Ferrari, Italian botanist, died in Siena. He published "De Florum Cultura" in two volumes.

1787: "Curtis's Botanical Magazine," the oldest periodical in existence, was first published by William Curtis. The founder was commemorated by the genus (Curtisia).

1924: On this day the Yellow Jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens was officially adopted by the South Carolina state government as the official state flower. It is indigenous to the state, and its fragrance signals the end of winter and the coming of spring.

1929: President Calvin Coolidge dedicated the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida to the American people. The garden was the inspiration of Philadelphia writer and philanthropist, Edward W. Bok.

1947: The plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides subsp. monilifera) was adopted as Wyoming's official state tree.

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