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Dave's Garden is the hands-down favorite website of gardeners around the world. Our articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 217 forums, and identify your plants, pests, birds and butterflies. Here's what's happening right now in Dave's Garden...
I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered.
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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.
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!
Just purchased a new farm and apparently have a mystery grafted tree. The previous owner said it was purchased as a dogwood. Last fall the front area of the tree (where the now light pink/white blooms are had some red apples. View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Gardening is cheaper than therapy. And you get tomatoes.
1768: Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, was born. He would author the "Lepidoptera Britannica," an authoritative work on British butterflies and moths. The genus Haworthia is named for him.
1806: Meriwether Lewis wrote in his journal about the arrival of salmon at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, and how the native people celebrated the annual return of the fish.
1849: John Uri Floyd, American pharmacist and medical botanist, born in upstate New York. He would develop a cold still for plant extractions.
1882: Charles Darwin, renowned English naturalist and scientist, died in Downe, Kent at age 73.
1915: Griffith J. Buck, American rosarian, was born in Cincinnati, Iowa. Dr. Buck would become a professor of horticulture at Iowa State College, and is credited for developing more than 85 varieties of cold-hardy roses, including the first hybrid blue rose. Read more about him here.
1933: Tennessee recognized the Iris as the official state flower, despite a 1919 vote of schoolchildren, who chose the passionflower (Passiflora) as the state flower. In 1973, the matter was finally resolved, and the passionflower was named the state wildflower, with the Iris designated as the state flower.