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Goldenseal and the Boxed Pie Supper, by Sharon Brown

Goldenseal became a part of early colonial medicinal care with the birth of our country. Those European settlers learned of it from the Iroquois and other tribes. It has not lost its antibiotic qualities, but I wonder if we have lost the ability to properly use them. This is an Aunt Bett story from years ago.

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How to Grow Orchids Indoors, by Jeanne Grunert

Orchids are tougher than they look. If you've always wanted to grow orchids but were afraid to take one home, this information might changes your mind.

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PlantFiles: Aconite (Aconitum napellus)


(Aconitum napellus)

I love these in the very neglected garden at my parents' house in northern NH (zone 4) - they keep thriving and blooming...
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White Flower Farm

Review by preashannah:

I am AMAZED at the customer service of this company. I has no idea about their guarantee when I bought my plants and when...
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BirdFiles: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

(Sphyrapicus varius)

Four of these birds arrived recently and decided that our large white pine in the front yard would be their 24/7 restaurant....
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BugFiles: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

(Papilio glaucus)

Very beautiful, especially the female that has the brilliant blue on the bottom edges of her wings. these love my 'laura'...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Blue Star Nursery

5 stars
Been buying from these folks since the mid 90\'s. Great products, service and advice. For the Snow Birds traveling to Florida...
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Gardening Book: Roses - A Firefly Guide

Roses - A Firefly Guide

Review by DonnaMack:

This is a beautiful hardcover book that is incredibly practical. It categorizes roses by use, such as roses in beds, shrub...
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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!


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Hi There,

Neighbor across the street left these beautiful/healthy looking plants outside for free. Can anyone identify these plant species please?

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  Today in history: November 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Lost keys are frustrating. Remember the rake handle you broke this summer? Take that rusty old rake head you kept and clean off the dirt. It will make a great rustic key holder to hang next to your backdoor.

1794: Captain William Brown of HMS Butterworth was the first European to sail into the natural bay now known as Honolulu, Hawaii.

1860: John Eatton Le Conte Jr., American naturalist, died in Philadelphia at age 76. He surveyed areas of Virginia and Georgia, and he produced a Latin text catalogue of plants found on Manhattan Island.

2002: Roy Orlo Woodbury, American botanist, died in Florida, at the age of 88. He worked in Puerto Rico with the Agricultural Experiment Station, and later as a taxonomist in the Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico.

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