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Introducing the 2018 Annual Plants of the Year, by Darcy Larum

The Pantone Color Institute named Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color Of The Year, describing this color as "dramatically provocative and thoughtful".

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Sunday Funnies 01-21-28, by Melody Rose

You supply the caption for our weekly funny image.

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PlantFiles: Lupinus Species (Lupinus albifrons)

Lupinus Species

(Lupinus albifrons)

Native to the Santa Rosa, Ca. area. Brought into the garden where it persists as a perennial. But not extremely long lived....
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Master Garden Products

Review by michsgreen:

Ordered four lattice-top bamboo fence panels. Very bulky, but they shipped fine and are really beautiful. Had no problems...
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BirdFiles: American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

Every spring and fall my yard is full of Robins on their way to and fro. I love to see them frolicking around the yard, gobbling...
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BugFiles: Ebony Blister Beetle (Epicauta funebris)

Ebony Blister Beetle

(Epicauta funebris)

Larvae of the genus Epicauta are considered beneficial because they impact grasshopper populations, but adults can damage...
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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.

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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: January 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Enough pinching and primping the potted plants. Have patience with them; when the days get longer and warmer, they'll begin looking more lush and lively.

1813: The first recorded planting of pineapples on Hawaii was noted by Francisco de Paula y Marin, a Spanish horticulturist and advisor to King Kamehameha.

1887: Brisbane received 465 millimeters (18.3 inches) of rainfall, the most ever recorded in an Australian capital city in a 24-hour period.

1908: The Illinois Legislature approved the blue violet (Viola sororia) as the official state flower.

1913: Thomas Volney (T.V.) Munson, American botanist and authority on American grapes, died at age 69 in Denison, Texas.

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