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Setting up Your Own Japanese Bonsai Garden, by Jocelyn Wyatt

Looking for a little peace and tranquility? Or maybe a new project? Here are a few tips to help inspire you to create your own tranquil Japanese bonsai garden.

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Identifying Wildflowers: Goldenrod, by Melody Rose

Many cultivated plants can trace their roots to common roadside wildflowers and gardeners often assume that the wild or native form is simply an escapee from someone's garden. Wildflowers are beloved little treasures that have inspired poets, artists and storytellers from around the world and learning to recognize them and preserving their declining habitat is something all gardeners should aspire to.

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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Prestige Item' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Prestige Item'

(Iris )

I lovely addition to the garden. Beautiful hues, and an impressively sized blossom....
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Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Review by mosterbauer:

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the plants that you sent me and the care you took that they arrived in perfect...
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BirdFiles: Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula)

Plain Chachalaca

(Ortalis vetula)

We've lived for 35 years in McAllen, Texas and these charming jurassic-looking thicket loving birds have always come around....
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BugFiles: Scarce Bamboo Page (Philaethria dido)

Scarce Bamboo Page

(Philaethria dido)

Flies South of the border and near border of Texas & throughout Northern South America. The Malachite is said to mimic this...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Boka Farms

2 stars
the owner has no respect for anyone including employees. i quit a few months ago and have no intentions of ever coming back....
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Gardening Book: Room and Window Gardening

Room and Window Gardening

Review by wordstothewise:

Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook....
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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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  Today in history: August 30  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Combine your spraypaint skills and your social prowess: invite over some friends and craft up some fun and funky pots for indoor plants.

1935: Sylvia Earle, underwater explorer and marine botanist, was born in Gibbstown, New Jersey. She has led more than 400 expeditions worldwide.

1975: The VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, opened to the public.

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