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Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 03/22/15
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Join our 2015 Grow-Along Challenge: Squash Wars Update
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners are always known for friendly competition. Whether it is the first (or biggest) tomato in the neighborhood, the prettiest roses or the lushest hostas, we all take pride in our accomplishments. Dave's Garden is no different. We enjoy the various Photo Contests and the Write Off every year and so we decided to add another fun feature to the mix with our Grow-Along Challenge.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies 03/15/15
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, March 14, 2015

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The Garden Watchdog Top 5 Awards for the 2014 Season
By Melody Rose (melody)

Award show season is here We have the Golden Globes, Oscars and Grammy Awards, but did you know that Dave's Garden has awards too? Each year we announce the Top 5 companies in each Garden Watchdog category. The vendors anxiously await the results and a Top 5 badge is as coveted as any golden statue. This article spotlights the best of our best and we hope you'll take the time to check out these great vendors.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Sunday, February 8, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, February 7, 2015

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Our 2015 Grow-Along Challenge: Squash Wars
By Melody Rose (melody)

It's that time again. Gardeners are planning their vegetable gardens and deciding on what varieties to plant. We thought that it would be an excellent time to have a fun challenge where everyone can participate. Welcome to our 2015 Squash Wars!

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, January 31, 2015

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The History and Uses of Winter Squash
By Melody Rose (melody)



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Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, January 24, 2015

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The Honey Bee: Its History and Importance to Our Lives and Our Gardens
By Melody Rose (melody)

If you eat a piece of fruit today, thank a honey bee. Chances are, the bee was directly responsible for its pollination. Honey bees not only produce honey, but are an important agricultural asset as well.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, January 17, 2015

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The Benefits of Snow in the Garden
By Melody Rose (melody)

Winter is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and for the majority of us, that means snow. We dread the 'white stuff' and long for spring, however snow is a very important part of a healthy garden in cold winter areas.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Plant Profiles For New Gardeners: Sempervirens tectorum, Hens and Chicks
By Melody Rose (melody)

Many new gardeners are starting to plan their first adventure into our crazy, wonderful world. Without a little guidance from seasoned veterans, they often choose seeds and plants that are more challenging than their budding skills can handle. These plant profiles will feature time-tested seeds and plants that are easy to grow, but produce a great show.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, January 3, 2015

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Identifying Wildflowers: Lyreleaf Sage; Salvia lyrata
By Melody Rose (melody)

Many cultivated plants can trace their roots to common roadside wildflowers and gardeners often assume that the wild or native form is simply an escapee from someone's garden. Wildflowers are beloved little treasures that have inspired poets, artists and storytellers from around the world and learning to recognize them and preserving their declining habitat is something all gardeners should aspire to.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Trees Of North America: Eastern Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis
By Melody Rose (melody)

The white branches reach into the winter sky, making a stark contrast to the dark gray trunks of the other forest residents. A streak of light among the dreary sameness. Like the painted ponies of the Native Americans, the Sycamore tree is an unexpected splash of excitement in the uniform monotones of the commonplace landscape.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Mistletoe: Some Interesting Facts and Legends
By Melody Rose (melody)

Christmas is almost upon us and the halls are decked. Many times, decorations include mistletoe, a plant considered sacred by many cultures.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Feeding Birds in the Garden: Tips and Ideas for the Best Experience
By Melody Rose (melody)

When people list their hobbies, gardening comes first among the world's population. Second place in many countries is bird watching/feeding. These two activities seem to go hand in hand. We definitely enjoy feeding the birds and providing shelter for them.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, December 6, 2014

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What's That Bug? Hesperiidae; The Skipper Butterflies
By Melody Rose (melody)

When is a butterfly not exactly a butterfly and a moth not exactly a moth? Skippers share characteristics with both and are sometimes hard to distinguish.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Poinsettias: A Holiday Tradition
By Melody Rose (melody)

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes tradition. The Poinsettia is one of the most recognized symbols of this time of year and people around the world enjoy their beauty. This plant has a long tradition of being associated with Christmas and its popularity can't be ignored

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Make Sauerkraut at Home for Healthful Benefits
By Melody Rose (melody)

Fermented food has been around for over 6000 years, making it one of the oldest preservation processes known to man. Not only does it preserve food, but it is also a source of natural probiotics which help support the immune system and provide health benefits. With just a few simple tools, you can ferment your own vegetables as part of a healthy diet.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Photo Contest
By Melody Rose (melody)

As this year comes to a close, we are proud to announce the winners of this year's Photo Contest. We had over 1500 entries from around the world and the best of the best was voted on by our membership. The winners and runners-up are an international group and represent a wide range of climates and gardening styles. Please help us congratulate everyone who participated, as they are all winners in our book!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, November 8, 2014

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Dogwood Trees: Great Autumn Color
By Melody Rose (melody)

The dogwood tree is most often associated with spring because of the lovely floral display it provides. However, this tree also shines in autumn with glorious red leaves and berries.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Native Ladybeetles: Welcome Garden Guests
By Melody Rose (melody)

A couple of weeks ago, I published an article about the Asian Ladybug. While it is a predator insect and serves a useful purpose, it can be quite invasive and downright disgusting. Its native cousins have better manners and find themselves much more welcome in our gardens.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

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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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Cotton: A Globally Important Plant
By Melody Rose (melody)

One of the most important plants in human history isn't an edible, however it has influenced civilization for thousands of years. Cotton has played an important role in many cultures and is still an economic asset even today.

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