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A Visit to Southern California (and Lots of Cool Plants!), by Melody Rose

Most of my articles reflect my west Kentucky location and have a southeastern North American themes. This week, this Southern gal makes a quick visit to sunny California and it was a huge contrast in climate and flora, which was quite educational.

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PawPaws, Anyone??, by Sharon Brown

With a name like PawPaw, the fruit must have something incredible going for it. It took me awhile to try the fruit of the PawPaw tree, it's blooms have a nasty smell, and the fruit is nothing to look at. But after that first bite, ahhhhhhhh, the flavor.

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PlantFiles: Tropical Day-Blooming Water Lily 'Albert Greenberg' (Nymphaea )

Tropical Day-Blooming Water Lily 'Albert Greenberg'

(Nymphaea )

This is a must have for waterlily lovers. Everyone loves it. You can't go wrong with Albert Greenberg. It's very floriferous....
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Cactus King

Review by WH23:

I love my crassula aborescens (silver dollar jade) I ordered from them! Actually, that's what I ordered, but instead they...
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BirdFiles: Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Great Grey Owl

(Strix nebulosa)

This beautiful owl can be seen and heard quite frequently in our area but this was the first opportunity I had to get photos...
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BugFiles: Hornet Moth (Sesia apiformis)

Hornet Moth

(Sesia apiformis)

Several years ago I saw a moth very similar to this one, here in Southern California, in my back yard, on an almond tree...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sullivans Oak Farm

2 stars
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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Tiny pink flowers, also available in white, yellow and red

We received a free packet of garden flower seeds through the post, which my partner duly went and sprinkled at the bottom of the garden. There was no explanation of what the seeds were, or any instructions of care/needs etc.
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  Today in history: July 26  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If there was an ER for plants, you'd call an ambulance for your favorite rose bush - it's looking near-death. But take a breath, try to calmly identify the problem, and then check online or with your nursery for help and advice.

1631: Four ounces of parsley seed were sold to John Winthrop, Jr., by Massachusetts grocer Robert Hilt. The receipt for the transaction is one of the oldest colonial references to parsley.

1893: Isabel M. Adams Priestly, English-born botanist, was born near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She would move to Yorkton, Canada with her husband, where she botanized and helped form the Yorkton Natural History Society.

1900: William Lindsay Brown, British botanist, died. He collected plants in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

1962: The pop song 'Roses are Red' by Bobby Vinton reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Red Roses are a traditional gift for a loved one.

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