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A Garden in Transition: Moving From Sun to Shade, by

Many a gardener, working on a newly purchased property in a subdivision of new homes, faces the dilemma of installing plants in full sun. Often, the solution is to plant all full sun plants that can handle the current conditions. But as the new gardener also plants trees and shrubs, a time will come when the garden has substantially less sun and the plants established at the beginning begin to languish in the diminished light.

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Gardener's Guide to Conserving Water, by Shannon McKee

Water conservation can seem like a topic too big for one person, but there are things that you can do around your home.

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PlantFiles: Striped Cobra Lily (Arisaema candidissimum)

Striped Cobra Lily

(Arisaema candidissimum)

A great Arisaema! It is easy to grow; and multiplies pretty fast. The tubers can be lifted like Dahlias in frost-prone...
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Topiary Gardens

Review by irmaly:

I found Diana at Topiary Gardens on this site while looking to order some interesting and reasonably priced Japanese maples....
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BirdFiles: Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

Pacific Golden Plover

(Pluvialis fulva)

The Pacific Golden Plover is a common to abundant winter migrant to tropical Pacific islands. It prefers open short grass...
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BugFiles: Common True Katydid (Pterophylla camellifolia)

Common True Katydid

(Pterophylla camellifolia)

Only the male pterophylla camellifolia can sing. Females are quiet but they are good at navigating their way to the males....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
The owners are very nice and personable. They have so much knowledge and are very easy to talk to. All the plants i have...
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Review by suzebrown:

I am the author of this book, and I took the 35 photographs that appear in it, too. Needless to say, I love it. Eleanor...
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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!


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  Today in history: February 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you're a hot tea drinker, try something new today. Go mild or bold with your choice and savor the new taste.

1787: Jacob Bigelow, U.S. botanist and author of the first American textbook on botany, was born.

1845: The Cincinnati Horticultural Society was incorporated.

1855: The Western New York Horticultural Society was organized at Rochester, New York.

1895: The Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) was adopted as Montana's state flower.

1959: Beatrix Jones Farrand, American landscape architect, died at age 86 at Bar Harbor. She was the first female landscape architect of the day, and joined Frederick Law Olmsted and others in founding the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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