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Bird Lovers, Wake Up and Smell the Shade Coffee!, by Marna Towne

When you purchase coffee, what factors influence your buying decision? Brand recognition? Flavor? Price? Saving migratory Songbird habitats? Learn how drinking coffee grown in the shade gives rise to a sunny outlook for native and migratory birds in Latin America.

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves 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: Cup Flower 'Purple Robe' (Nierembergia hippomanica var. caerulea)

Cup Flower 'Purple Robe'

(Nierembergia hippomanica var. caerulea)

Great plant for the heat. I grow it outside in z8b and I have a friend who grows it in 7a so I think the Z rating is too...
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Caladium World

Review by BJacobson:

Ok, this company is awesome. Best value for caladiums and so much variety. I have now ordered two years in a row and very...
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BirdFiles: American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)

American Tree Sparrow

(Spizella arborea)

I enjoy this little bird. They hop around looking for seeds on the deck floor and the patio floor that the other birds have...
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BugFiles: Blinded Sphinx Moth (Paonias excaecatus)

Blinded Sphinx Moth

(Paonias excaecatus)

Host Plants: Basswood, birches, elms, oaks, poplars, and Prunus species. Three broods southward....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sierra Paradise Gardens

5 stars
I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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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!


A mystery

Does anyone know what these things would be? They are brownish round things about the size of an okra seed but flat and they're scattered around my cooldeck around the pool. They almost seem a bit jelly-like & it takes quite
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  Today in history: September 14  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The cool undercurrent to the air has you thinking of fall; be sure to curl up in a sunny spot on your porch swing while the weather is still nice and warm!

1769: Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer, was born in Berlin. He would accompany Aime Bonpland to Latin America. Several species are named for him, and a bronze bust of his likeness was presented to New York City on September 14, 1869.

1804: John Gould, English ornithologist, was born at Lyme in Dosetshire. He would spend several years studying at the Royal Gardens at Windsor, where he was trained in botany and floriculture. His devoted much of his ornithology work to the study of hummingbirds.

1830: The National Museum of Natural History in Chile was founded by French naturalist Claudio Gay. It is one of the oldest natural history museums in the Americas, and has a herbarium of 3,700 species dating from 1830.

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