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Plucky Pavonias, by Audrey Stallsmith

What flower looks like a baby hibiscus but actually is as tough as nails?

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Protecting Your Plants From Windrock, by Shannon McKee

Ever gone through the winter thinking your plants would survive only to find that they've died or aren't thriving? The probable culprit is one you'd never expect: the wind.

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PlantFiles: Parrot's Beak (Lotus berthelotii)

Parrot's Beak

(Lotus berthelotii)

This plant can be propagated from cuttings or seed. Some growers use seed, but seedling plants will not bloom in the first...
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Graceful Gardens

Review by juliealbertson:

For the last 10+ years I've gotten my plants from Graceful Gardens and I'm amazed at how healthy and resilient they are,...
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BirdFiles: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Downy Woodpecker

(Picoides pubescens)

I adore these birds. They happily live in my garden / yard and surrounding area....
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BugFiles: Moth (Hypsoropha monilis)


(Hypsoropha monilis)

Hostplant is persimmon, Diospyros virginiana ...
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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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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!


Saw this on carpet

Found this insect the carpet. Not sure what it is. Please help.
Location: Northern California
Date: Nov, 2017
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  Today in history: November 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take a break from holiday finery and eat a picnic dinner on paper plates tonight. Be sure to recycle or compost the disposable plates and utensils!

1794: Ezra Michener, American botanist, was born in London Grove Township, Pennsylvania. He would specialize in cryptogams.

1826: Dr. Clarke Abel, British surgeon and naturalist, died in Calcutta. He collected specimens and seeds in China; the Abelia genus is named for him.

1849: Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-born author, was born at Manchester, England. She would later move to America and write several beloved children's classics, including "The Secret Garden."

1885: Jean Etienne Duby, Swiss botanist and priest, died at age 87 in Founex. He is best known for his work on cryptogams; Java moss (Vesicularia dubyana) is named for him.

1923: Henry Mitchell, American author, was born. He would begin writing a popular gardening column titled "Earthman" for the Washington Post in 1973. Read more here.

1965: Peter Hunt helped found the Garden History Society at the Royal Horticultural Society's New Hall. The society promotes the study of the history of gardening, and promotes the conservation of historic parks and gardens.

1998: An announcement was made that plants were being reclassified according to DNA, a 7-year effort led by Mark Chase of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Kare Bremer at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and Peter Stevens of Harvard University, U.S.

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