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Removing Hydrangea Heads, by Laura Foreman

Sharpen your shears — it’s time to prune your hydrangeas.

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Garden Visitor: The American Robin, by Gwen Bruno

The American robin is one of the most common, and commonly recognized, songbirds. Residents in northern parts of the country cherish the springtime return of these busy birds as a herald of longer days and warmer weather.

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PlantFiles: Mountain Laurel 'Olympic Fire' (Kalmia latifolia)

Mountain Laurel 'Olympic Fire'

(Kalmia latifolia)

I don't get why this is considered such a hard plant to grow. I treat it like a rhododendron and it actually seems less fussy....
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Bramble Berry Farm (formerly Winfrey Valley Nursery)

Review by lupin27:

I ordered app. 100 asstd. berry plants this spring. My first time from this company and, although there weren't many reviews...
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BirdFiles: Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Ring-billed Gull

(Larus delawarensis)

It is said if you see a gull in Iowa, most likely it is the Ring-billed Gull. They will be seen in parking lots around fast...
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BugFiles: Large Rose Sawfly (Arge pagana stephensii)

Large Rose Sawfly

(Arge pagana stephensii)

This subspecies can be seen illustrated on the following site, They...
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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: 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

Review by lisaaj:

I bought this book a couple of weeks ago from Amazon and have been studying it intently. We just bought a house three blocks...
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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!


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  Today in history: February 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It's not easy being green...or is it? If you're wanting to become more environmentally friendly, start with simple steps to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle with a curbside program or local drop-off points.

1554: Hieronymus Bock (Latinized to Hieronymus Tragus) German doctor and founder of modern botany, died. He developed his own system to classify 700 plants and the genus Tragus was named for him.

1741: Jethro Tull, English agriculturist and inventor died. In 1701, he invented a horse-drawn seed planting drill that sowed 3 even rows of seeds at once.

1830: Addison Brown, American judge and botanist, was born at West Newbury, Massachusetts. He would help establish the New York Botanical Garden and co-authored three botanical books with Nathaniel Lord Britton.

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