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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 5-03-15, 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! Read More

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PlantFiles: Canna Lily 'Tropicanna' (Canna x generalis)

Canna Lily 'Tropicanna'

(Canna x generalis)

Cannas love our climate here and almost every other house you see a different variety of this beautiful plant. We just got...
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Select Seeds Antique Flowers

Review by StarOfLeviathan:

After receiving their beautiful full color catalog in the mail & discovering they had the Datura plants I had been looking...
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BirdFiles: Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Field Sparrow

(Spizella pusilla)

What is not to like about this bird? It has such a fun sounding Latin name- Spizella pusilla. We saw our first yard...
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BugFiles: Wingless Grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum)

Wingless Grasshopper

(Phaulacridium vittatum)

They show up in the early summer and stay until cold weather. They eat everything that's green. ...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Garden Spot Farm

5 stars
This is a wonderful little garden center. The emphasis is on plants rather than \"stuff\" but they do have a shop too. ...
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Gardening Book: Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

Review by StarOfLeviathan:

This was the first book I read when I got my first Brug & it is one I refer anyone to when growing these majestic plants....
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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!


Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea?

I originally got this from plant from pads growing in southeast Colorado, I noticed there are many varieties of Polyacantha and I'm sure that their ranges are probably separated by the different geographical areas of
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  Today in history: May 3  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: All smart gardeners know tomatoes are fruit. Truly wise gardeners know not to put them in a fruit salad.

1773: Dr. Giovanni Zantedeschi, Italian botanist, was born in Molina. He would publish ten works on the flora of the Brescia province. The genus Zantedeschia is named for him.

1846: James Britten, British botanist, was born in Chelsea, London. He would become a junior assistant at the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and later edit the "Journal of Botany" at the British Museum and co-author "A Dictionary of English Plant-names" with Robert Holland.

1915: Lt. Col. John McCrae penned 'In Flanders Fields', which inspired the adoption of the poppy in remembrance of the Allied troops during World War One. Read more here.

1924: The first Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival was held in Winchester, Virginia as a one-day event. It is one of the longest-running annual celebrations in Virginia, and the six-day event now attracts over 250,000 attendees each year.

1954: Rhode Island named the Rhode Island Red chicken (Gallus gallus), as its official state bird.

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