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Add Fruit To Salads For A Slightly Sweet Summer Treat, by

Tired of all those leafy greens? Spruce your salads up with this sweet summer treat.

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Abelmoschus Abloom, by Audrey Stallsmith

Abelmoschus may sound like a virus you don’t want to catch from your snuffly child, but it actually means “father of musk” in Arabic and designates plants closely related to hibiscus. The best known variety is okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), also called gumbo for the dish in which it frequently appears. Like gorgeous gumbo, several other types of abelmoschus are striking and edible enough to earn a place in both flower and vegetable gardens.

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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Breakers' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Breakers'

(Iris )

I just bought Breakers this summer and planted it in September. It already has 3 babies and a nice tall stalk with a bud...
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Romence Gardens & Greenhouses

Review by VoltairesHeap:

I cannot believe the quality of these plants, and how carefully and ingeniously they were shipped. I am beyond thrilled....
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BirdFiles: Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

Black-headed Grosbeak

(Pheucticus melanocephalus)

We like to see this guy appear in the summer. He has a very pretty song & is colorful....
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BugFiles: Lesser Vine Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha fasciatus)

Lesser Vine Sphinx Moth

(Eumorpha fasciatus)

These moths have always been my favorities around here. They seem to prefer specific flowers and are only active around sunset....
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Cornelius Nurseries Inc. on Voss)

5 stars
I was skeptical when Cornelius was sold to Calloway\'s but was reassured last Sunday when I visited and noticed they haven\'t...
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Gardening Book: Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Review by hjhanna:

Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)...
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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!


name of this ground cover

I live in toronto ontario canada and saw this ground cover . I asked the homeowner what type of plant this was but they didn't know.
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  Today in history: August 3  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Anyone can say, "I feel good from my head to my toes." But only gardeners can say, "I feel good from my head tomatoes."

1767: Thomas Jefferson made the first documented mention of his plantation, named Monticello, when describing grafting cherry trees in his Garden Book.

1803: Sir Joseph Paxton, English architect and gardener, was born in Bedfordshire, England. He would design the Crystal Palace, and publish "Paxton's Flower Garden", and edit "Botanical Magazine" and a "Pocket Botanical Dictionary".

1806: Michel Adanson, French surgeon and naturalist died at the age of 79. He developed a classification system distinct from Linnaeus and Buffon's work. The genus Adansonia is named in his honor.

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