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Blueberries for new growers - learn along with me, by Jan Recchio

Blueberries are ideal for the home grower. They do not need much space and can even be grown in containers. I just started my blueberry 'patch' last year, so start yours now and we can become blueberry farmers together.

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Making Dandelion Jelly, by Melody Rose

Last week I published a book review about foraging and it inspired me to take it a step further. Spring has arrived in most of the Northern Hemisphere and since we're celebrating the coming growing season, I thought I'd kick it off with a unique foraged recipe.

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PlantFiles: Fimbriated Dahlia 'Show 'N' Tell' (Dahlia )

Fimbriated Dahlia 'Show 'N' Tell'

(Dahlia )

Show 'n Tell, classified a laciniated dahlia in the U.S. (fimbriated in Europe), is a late bloomer here in zone 6a. If we...
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Leaves and Petals Garden Center

Review by mzcokezero:

Finally! I can purchase plants online and expect to get what a company advertises... or in Leaves and Petals case, better...
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BirdFiles: New Zealand Plover (Charadrius obscurus)

New Zealand Plover

(Charadrius obscurus)

New Zealand dotterels usually breed among sand dunes, sand pits on the coast, and pebbly beaches around New Zealand. The...
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BugFiles: Cat-Faced Spider (Araneus gemmoides)

Cat-Faced Spider

(Araneus gemmoides)

I believe I have one nesting in my carambola tree. At night it makes a very long threads of web that reach10 feet long. In...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Fort Collins Nursery

5 stars
I think they tend to be pricey (especially the trees), but they have a super great selection to choose from and they run...
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Gardening Book: Passalong Plants

Passalong Plants

Review by Rosiespring:

I don't live in the South unless you consider South Dakota as "south". "Passalong" does share stories of many of the plants...
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Birds at High Island, Texas (Gulf Coast near Galveston)

There were a few birds that I just wasn't sure about, so would appreciate help to ID ...

1. Thrush?
2. Swainson's Thrush?
3. and 4. Same bird but I don't know what it is.

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  Today in history: April 19  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Gardening is cheaper than therapy. And you get tomatoes.

1768: Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, was born. He would author the "Lepidoptera Britannica," an authoritative work on British butterflies and moths. The genus Haworthia is named for him.

1806: Meriwether Lewis wrote in his journal about the arrival of salmon at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, and how the native people celebrated the annual return of the fish.

1849: John Uri Floyd, American pharmacist and medical botanist, born in upstate New York. He would develop a cold still for plant extractions.

1882: Charles Darwin, renowned English naturalist and scientist, died in Downe, Kent at age 73.

1915: Griffith J. Buck, American rosarian, was born in Cincinnati, Iowa. Dr. Buck would become a professor of horticulture at Iowa State College, and is credited for developing more than 85 varieties of cold-hardy roses, including the first hybrid blue rose. Read more about him here.

1933: Tennessee recognized the Iris as the official state flower, despite a 1919 vote of schoolchildren, who chose the passionflower (Passiflora) as the state flower. In 1973, the matter was finally resolved, and the passionflower was named the state wildflower, with the Iris designated as the state flower.

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