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Peaceful Plants: Yarrow, by Timmy Jo Given

It often happens that we visit our friends or relatives at that precise moment when a particular flower or plant in their garden is at its springtime or summertime best. That is how I discovered the beauty of pink yarrow in late spring.

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Choosing the Right Tree for Your Front Yard, by Jeanne Grunert

A tree is an investment for years to come, so choosing the right tree for your front yard is not a decision you should make quickly. Take your time to understand the requirements of various trees so that you choose a tree that won't just survive, but will thrive in your front yard.

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PlantFiles: Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

Empress Tree

(Paulownia tomentosa)

Royal Paulownia is a very fast growing, about 3 feet/year, tree that is very messy with dead wood, falling twigs and branches...
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Pantry Garden Herbs

Review by nray57:

Just received my Kent's Beauty Oregano plants in the mail last night. I tried Pantry Garden because they had a great price,...
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BirdFiles: Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Cactus Wren

(Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Cactus wrens typically build serpentine nests in cholla cactus. I heard some chirping in my neighbors yard and was surprised...
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BugFiles: Mining Bee (Andrena rosae)

Mining Bee

(Andrena rosae)

This is a rare bee. It can be distinguished from Andrena labiata by the red final edge of the first tergite and the completely...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Enchanted Gardens

5 stars
Enchanted Gardens is my favorite plant place in all of the Houston area. Family owned and operated, I find only the highest...
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Gardening Book: Landscaping D-Mystified

Landscaping D-Mystified

Review by aggie80:

There was no need for me to hire a landscape designer because this book showed me how to design a beautiful garden myself....
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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.

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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!


CLOSED: Which Voodoo?

This sweet little thing is just short of two feet high, the thin flowers hide under the large trefoil leaves. Anyone know which voodoo? Thank you!!!
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  Today in history: April 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: To be truly happy, you should plant something you not only enjoy, but admire.

1629: Jan Commelin, Dutch botanist and uncle to Caspar, was born. He became Professor of Botany, and helped found Hortus Medicus botanical gardens (later Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam), and helped publish "Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rarorium" in 1697.

1863: William Darlington, American botanist, died at age 80, at West Chester, Pennsylvania, leaving his herbarium to the Chester County Cabinet of Natural Science.

1927: Florida named the Mimus polyglottos, commonly known as the mockingbird as its official bird.

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