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Saga of a First Time Potato Grower, by Paul Rodman

I live on a typical suburban lot, so my gardening space is somewhat limited. My primary interest is heirloom tomatoes and the majority of my space at home is devoted to growing these. I acquired a plot in a local community garden, part of which I devoted to growing potatoes. Let me take you through my experience in growing these tubers for the first time.

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Tips for Repotting Herbs, by April Dowling

Herbs are low-maintenance plants, but they still require repotting occasionally.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Cowslip Primrose (Primula veris)

Cowslip Primrose

(Primula veris)

I was surprised and delighted to find that two cowslips I planted over a decade ago have prospered here in Boston Z6a with...
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Kartuz Greenhouses

Review by Sibilation:

Kartuz had all of the plants I had been planning on buying from various other companies under one roof - with flat rate shipping....
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

Muscovy Duck

(Cairina moschata)

Very aggressive and a nuisance in this area....
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Writing Spider (Argiope aurantia)

Writing Spider

(Argiope aurantia)

Found this spider in our Freestone Co, east TX, property. It scared me to death, as it was as big as my hand. Upon researching,...
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Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens Inc

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Antonelli\'s discontinued the retail business after the fire in 2005. I live about 45 driving miles from their former location...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Midwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Review by JoWalker:

A colorful, portable handbook for seasoned gardeners or absolute beginners. It covers 12 states in the Northern Great Plains,...
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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.

Enthusiasts of every gardening niche can put down roots and grow their knowledge. Are you into water gardens, vegetable gardens, hanging gardens, growing flowers or arranging bouquets, container gardens, raised beds, farming, poultry, beekeeping or any other gardening pursuit? If so, you'll find we have forums, articles and videos to help you learn, grow and share advice.

Do you need help identifying a plant, bug or bird? Check out the plant and tree identification, insect identification forum, and the bird identification forum. Or browse the PlantFiles, BugFiles and BirdFiles databases, where you'll find information on more than 160,000 plants and thousands of insects and spiders.

The Garden Watchdog and Go Gardening directories will help you find the perfect source for your plants, seeds, and bulbs, whether the company is just around the corner, or halfway around the world.

We invite you to sign up and join our community, and share what you know! Here at Dave's Garden, you can create your own blog, upload photos for free, or use our tools to trade seeds and plants.

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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

CLOSED: Can you help identify these plants?

These Lilly - look alike plant with red berries. They're apparently "ever-green". These photos were taken couple days ago. Location is Birmingham Botanical Garden.
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  Today in history: February 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you're a hot tea drinker, try something new today. Go mild or bold with your choice and savor the new taste.

1787: Jacob Bigelow, U.S. botanist and author of the first American textbook on botany, was born.

1845: The Cincinnati Horticultural Society was incorporated.

1855: The Western New York Horticultural Society was organized at Rochester, New York.

1895: The Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) was adopted as Montana's state flower.

1959: Beatrix Jones Farrand, American landscape architect, died at age 86 at Bar Harbor. She was the first female landscape architect of the day, and joined Frederick Law Olmsted and others in founding the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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