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Polygonum pensylvanicum: Smartweed, by Melody Rose

Many common roadside weeds are more than just a nuisance. They serve an important purpose in a number of aspects.

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The Miracle Fruit - Synsepalum dulcificum, by LariAnn Garner

While most of us eat fruit to enjoy the taste of it as well as the health benefits, the Miracle Fruit is one that you taste not for the sake of the fruit itself, but because of what happens afterwards. You see, while this fruit has little real taste, the effect it has on sour or acid fruits and foods you taste afterwards will leave you incredulous. . .

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PlantFiles: Bigleaf Hydrangea 'David Ramsey' (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Bigleaf Hydrangea 'David Ramsey'

(Hydrangea macrophylla)

Probably not entirely identical to ES Original (Bailmer), because it doesn't bloom/rebloom quite as readily. I have two and...
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Two Willies Nursery

Review by CorneyFarmer:

I ordered items from the Nursery: non GMO Golden Bantam, Country Gentleman and Blue Lake pole beans. On the positive side...
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BirdFiles: Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

(Melanerpes carolinus)

For over seven years, I have seen many generations of this beautiful bird, nest in the wooden post for the electrical power...
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BugFiles: Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Spicebush Swallowtail

(Papilio troilus)

We have seen this Beautiful Butterfly that looks very similar to the red spotted purple and the blue and black eastern swallowtail;...
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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!


Why aren't my 2 climbing roses growing?

I'm in Pacific NW, zone 8b. I bought 2 climbing roses for my pergola - "Zephirine Drouhin" and "Climbing Cecile Brunner". After two years they have shown no inclination to climb, and are both 2 - 3 feet
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  Today in history: September 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It's not too late to refill that hummingbird feeder - you might be providing them with the energy they need to start their southern journey.

1853: German botanist Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller submitted a report of his journeys and explorations of the Australian colony of Victoria, not long after he was appointed government botanist at Melbourne.

1925: Centreville, Alabama recorded a state record high of 112 F (44.4 C).

1970: Bug Point, Utah received 6 inches (15.2 cm) of rain, a state one-day record rainfall for this arid region.

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