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Essential Lawn Care Tools, by Shannon McKee

If you're new to lawn care, you may not know what you need to keep your grass looking fantastic.

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Skyscape Roses, by Gloria Cole

Some climbing roses can climb trees, cover buildings, or yards of sturdy pergolas. The reward can be a sky full of roses on a summer's day.

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PlantFiles: Pink Bower Vine 'Rosa Superba' (Pandorea jasminoides)

Pink Bower Vine 'Rosa Superba'

(Pandorea jasminoides)

This semitropical species is a large, fast-growing climber that can reach 40' tall if planted in the ground in a frost-free...
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Territorial Seed Company

Review by RJG:

Outrageous shipping costs to Canada. Was planning to order a couple of packages of tomato seeds and shipping was shown as...
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BirdFiles: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild Turkey

(Meleagris gallopavo)

My wife and I once watched a male wild turkey displaying and fighting with his reflection in a glass building on the Pitt...
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BugFiles: Plant Hopper (Acanalonia conica)

Plant Hopper

(Acanalonia conica)

Do they eat crops ?...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tall Timbers Nursery

5 stars
Great selection of woody and herbaceous perennials. Many trees to select from and they are very knowledgeable and helpful....
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Gardening Book: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

Review by BOTK:

Do you remember the series of Little House® books by Laura Ingalls Wilder?Then, you will be interested in this new book. While...
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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.

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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 13  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you didn't get a coat of waterproof finish on your outdoor wood furniture this year be sure to cover them for the winter. The sun's UV rays and exposure to rain and snow could take their toll.

1662: Francesco Bianchini, Italian antiquarian and astronomer, was born at Verona. He would study botany and mathematics and Padua, and attempt to unsuccessfully draw a meridian line across Italy, from the Adriatic to the Mediterranean.

1824: Dr. Robert Hamilton Ramsay, English horticulturist, died at his residence, Duncan House in Torquay. He was a Fellow of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh and the Torquay Sick Gardeners' Relief Fund.

1868: Dr. Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, botanist, died at Munich, at the age of 75. He was Professor of Botany of Munich and Director of the Botanic Garden, and published "Flora Brasiliensis".

1962: The coldest December weather of the 20th century in Georgia caused millions of dollars damage to crops. Blairsville, Georgia recorded 9 degrees, a new state record low. In Jacksonville, Florida, temperatures dipped to 12 degrees; in other parts of the state, Tampa recorded 18 degrees and Miami, 35 degrees - all were new record lows.

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