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Wildlife Entertainment: Will Work for Peanuts, by Shannon McKee

Wintertime can be rather boring while you are trapped inside your home, but there is a way to get some outdoor winter entertainment.

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How Old is the Rose, by Sharon Brown

Few flowers can be found as often in 8,000 years of recorded history as the rose. When we think about it, very few plants have withstood the perils of time as well as this popular flower. No other plant has played a larger role in history, religion, art or literature. Here is a very brief history, as colorful as the rose itself.

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PlantFiles: Passion Flower 'Blue Eyed Susan' (Passiflora )

Passion Flower 'Blue Eyed Susan'

(Passiflora )

When it arrived 6 weeks ago, we planted it immediately and gave it its own plastic trellis 3 feet wide by 7 feet tall. It...
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Renee's Garden Seeds

Review by ralphwilson:

Prompt delivery, hopefully they will grow!...
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BirdFiles: Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)

Pine Siskin

(Spinus pinus)

we saw these for the first time this early spring at our feeder. There were 4 tiny females that looked pitiful like they...
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BugFiles: Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter Bee (Megachile xylocopoides)

Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter Bee

(Megachile xylocopoides) by Patrick Coin -Additional contributions by Lynette Size Circa 13 mm Identification...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Breshears Florist & Nursery

5 stars
Good selections, reasonable prices, friendly and knowledgeable service. Experience gained over several years....
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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 starkbros:

This book is a complete 200-year history of the Stark family members who were involved in the business, starting in 1816,...
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Are these ormosia coccinea or abrus precatorius seeds?

I bought these from a vendor from Peru where, as far as I know, ormosia coccinea is native. They sell smaller and larger varieties of these seeds and they call them "Huayruro". To my understanding, Huayruros are ormosia coccinea.
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  Today in history: February 12  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day for the gardener in your life? Buy them rose bushes instead of a bouquet.

1665: Rudolph Jacob Camerarius, German botanist and director of the botanic garden at Tubingen (now Germany), was born. He would become known for his experiments on the sexual reproduction process in plants.

1737: William Sherard (Sherwood), English botanist died at age 72.

1791: Johan (Jan) David Zocher, Jr., landscape architect, was born. He and his father, the senior Johan David, worked together on the Keukenhof gardens in 1840. He and his son, Louis Paul worked on various phases of Vondelpark in Amsterdam.

1809: Charles Darwin, renowned naturalist and scientist, was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

1857: Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) was established under the Morrill Act. It was the first state agricultural school in the U.S.; the first classes began in 1857.

1982: Alabama named the pecan (Carya illinoinensis) its official state nut; it is the second state (Texas was first) to adopt this tree.

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