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From Sugar Cane to Cane Sugar, by Jean-Jacques Segalen

A previous article introduced Saccharum officinarum which is a major crop on Reunion Island; we will follow in today’s article the process used to produce edible sugar from this sweet reed.

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies, by Melody Rose

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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PlantFiles: Tiger Lily (Lilium lancifolium)

Tiger Lily

(Lilium lancifolium)

This Lily grows great in my area! I get nearly 6 foot plants with beautiful Orange blooms and abundant bulbils. It never...
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Georgia Vines

Review by Corsetiere:

I had really good germination rates from the Lotus seed I ordered from them and their shipping was quick too. ...
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BirdFiles: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Blue Heron

(Ardea herodias)

Largest bird I've seen! Prefers the marshy areas at the intersections of Andresen and State Route 500. My father was nearly...
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BugFiles: Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

Common Whitetail

(Plathemis lydia)

These are all around my herb garden this month and seem to enjoy the cool shaded area and waterings. I keep a water dish...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Daniel Boone Homestead

5 stars
Great to visit the historical birth place of Daniel Boone with some good 18th century buildings and colonial style gardens....
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Gardening Book: Arizona Gardener's Guide

Arizona Gardener's Guide

Review by boumer:

This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find...
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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: December 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take good care of those holiday plants and they will continue to bloom for many weeks.

1773: Robert Brown, Scottish botanist, was born in Montrose. He would become the leading British botanist to collect in Australia during the early 19th century.

1919: Rosemary Verey, English gardener was born in Chatham, Kent, England. She would become renown for using vegetables as ornamental plants. Her books increased her visibility with the gardening world, and her gardens at Barnsley House in Costwolds attracted thousands of visitors each year.

1947: Mary Elizabeth Parsons Hawver, American horticulturist, died at the age of 88. She authored "The Wild Flowers of California."

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