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PlantFiles: Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)


(Myosotis sylvatica)

Invasive in the garden and in open space when it escapes. It crowds out everything in its path. Major pest! ...
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Southmeadow Fruit Gardens (Grootendorst Nurseries)

Review by VDJ:

Given some of the history laid out here I was more than a little nervous ordering from this company. My challenge they offered...
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BirdFiles: Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Common Nighthawk

(Chordeiles minor)

You can see these guys in almost any brightly lit parking lot at night during the summer. They swoop around eating the insects...
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BugFiles: Daddy Long Legs (Pholcus phalangioides)

Daddy Long Legs

(Pholcus phalangioides)

The Daddy Long Legs Spider was accidently introduced to New Zealand. It builds a line web indoors in ceilings, under houses...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Wyken Vineyards

5 stars
We visit this market every Saturday morning. Every Saturday you can purchase the following; Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Eggs,...
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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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CLOSED: Hawk ID please

I got a hawk last weekend in Lake Somerset (in southwest Pennsylvania). Is that possible to identify it?

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  Today in history: May 29  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Setting a timer to remind you to move the sprinkler is a good idea. But before you kick back with that new novel, be sure you won't fall asleep and miss the beep. Your plants need watered, but they don't need to swim!

1716: Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist and scientist, was born. He was a pioneer in several fields including plant physiology; he would become the first director of the Museum of Natural History in Paris.

1732: According to his journal, Linnaeus collected the twin flower on his journey to Lapland. He later consented to having it named Linnaea in his honor.

1745: English naturalist Joseph Banks described the art of surfing when he noted in Tahiti that "all seemd most highly entertaind with their strange diversion."

1846: Sir Henry Alexander Wickham, English explorer and plant collector, was born in Hampstead. He would travel to Latin America and South America, collecting thousands of seeds for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His efforts were largely responsible for displacing rubber production from Brazil to Asia.

1892: Jeanette Cole (Jane) Grant, journalist and gardener, was born in Joplin, Missouri. She would co-found the New Yorker magazine with her first husband and create White Flower Farm with her second husband, William B. Harris.

1987: New York declared the apple to be the official state fruit.

2004: Wisconsin became the 30th state to participate in the U.S. Treasury's 50 State Quarters coin program. By a statewide vote, a farming theme of Agriculture/Dairy/Barns was chosen to decorate their coin.

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