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PlantFiles: Early 'Belle of Woking' (Clematis )

Early 'Belle of Woking'

(Clematis )

I am from New Zealand & in my region the comparable Zone would be zone 7a-7b...... I have grown Clematis for over 15 yrs...
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Review by Miasria:

Negative, Negative, Negative! Buyer Beware. It's Saturday, July the 4th and my grass was not delivered yesterday as...
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BirdFiles: Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Northern Mockingbird

(Mimus polyglottos)

Has anyone else seen a Northern Mockingbird in Madison, WI? ...
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BugFiles: Large Brown Mantid (Archimantis latistyla)

Large Brown Mantid

(Archimantis latistyla)

1Aug10; Coastal NC zone 8a 6" brown mantis on my front porch ceiling. We have never seen such a large one before. I have...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

La Casa Verde

4 stars
Full service nursery, family owned. A wide selection of trees, tropicals, succulents, annuals, perennial shrubs, garden...
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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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Big found in bathroom. Small reddish brown. May have come off my cat.
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  Today in history: July 4  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: When you hit the garden center, don't be beguiled by the beauties near the door. Keep walking to the back and check the markdown rack. There may be a plant that could use your tender ministrations.

1685: Christian Reichart, German horticulturist, was born in Erfurt. His efforts to introduce intensive farming techniques and new devices earned Erfurt the title "city of flowers". A statue is erected in his honor near the Pfortchenbrucke bridge.

1810: "The Agricultural Museum" magazine began publication.

1826: U.S. President Thomas Jefferson died at the age of 83. Aside from politics, he was a botanist and horticulturist; while he was President, the Lewis & Clark expedition commenced. After his death, his estate Monticello passed through several hands and was eventually sold to the foundation that now maintains it.

1906: Vincent Schaefer, American chemist, was born. He would invent "cloud seeding" with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

1999: A huge windstorm, with winds reaching 90 miles per hour, toppled 35 million trees within a 500-square-mile area known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.

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