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Hackberry - A tasty treat to many, by Sarah Barksdale

A couple of years ago, I was searching for a large shade tree that would appeal to wildlife. The information available suggested Celtis occidentalis (also known as a hackberry or sugarberry). This tree forms a small fruit that birds enjoy so much that supposedly none hit the ground. Other attractive features include small, elm-like leaves and an attractive grayish warty bark. The literature I had rated this tree as quite tough, tolerating even urban street tree environments. I purchased a small specimen and planted it in my back yard. So far no fruit have formed so my tree has not fed any birds. However, many other creatures have been enjoying my tree.

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The Importance of Deadheading, by Bonnie Grant

Deadheading is the removal of dead flowers, fruits, and seed heads. The practice is often done to preserve a cleaner appearance in plants but the results are more impressive.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Jatropha (Jatropha mahafalensis)

Jatropha

(Jatropha mahafalensis)

Bought seeds from Kohres Kakteen, which all germinated, and just today I put one in the ground at a local park that I am...
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HTGSupply (High Tech Garden Supply)

Review by gardadore:

I had made my own grow light stand using PVC piping and just needed the lights to hang from it. Back in April 2014 I ordered...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

This must be my year for Robins. A few weeks ago I was working in the dirt in my side yard and noticed a beat up looking...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Banded Tussock Moth (Halysidota tessellaris)

Banded Tussock Moth

(Halysidota tessellaris)

At DiOhio I am raising one that the moment and I found it on a Japanese Cherry Tree and thats all I feed it and apparently...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Sierra Paradise Gardens

5 stars
I Received Beautiful Plants & Recommend them Highly for all your gardens Plants very Healthy & Packed Neatly. you should...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Review by PapaJoeW:

I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then...
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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

Daylily small divisions.FOR POSTAGE

Have lots of small daylily divisions for postage.
Each will be labeled and wrapped separately.
Postage is 6.95 via Paypal
Please send Dmail with info.

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  Today in history: September 17  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't be shy about making friends with your new neighbor; even moss isn't afraid to take a lichen to a tree.

1677: Stephen Hales, English physiologist and botanist, was born at Bekesbourne in Kent. He would study the role of air and water movement in plants and animal life.

1810: Alphonso Wood, American botanist, florist, professor and author of several botany texts, was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.

1836: Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist, died at age 88. He developed a classification system based on Adanson's work; much of it is still used today.

1892: Katharine White, American author and editor, was born. She would write "Onward and Upward in the Garden," first as a column in the New Yorker, and later compiled as a book, published posthumously. Her husband was famed author E.B. White.

1935: Ecuador honored British naturalist Charles Darwin with a set of six stamps commemorating the centenary of his visit to the Galapagos on September 17, 1835.

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