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Dave's Garden is the hands-down favorite website of gardeners around the world. Our articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 143 forums, and identify your plants, pests, birds and butterflies. Here's what's happening right now in Dave's Garden...

TODAY'S FEATURES

Bat Basics for Gardeners, by Shannon McKee

Bats might not seem like the ideal neighbors at first glance, but they are great to have around the home and garden.

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Blue Christmas Trees (Without the Dyes), by Tricia Drevets

Want something different from the same old green Christmas tree? Try something a little blue.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea)

Golden Shrimp Plant

(Pachystachys lutea)

I have three different shrimp plants in the same mostly shaded bed here in the Mira Mesa neighborhood of San Diego (climate...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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A Nearly Native Nursery

Review by lisbet:

I decided to plant some spicebushes (Lindera benzoin) in my backyard to attract wood thrushes, and Nearly Native had just...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Blue Heron

(Ardea herodias)

My spouse and I have seen this bird a couple of times at Balboa Park in San Diego, and once at the Irvine Ranch Water District...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Grapevine Beetle (Pelidnota punctata)

Grapevine Beetle

(Pelidnota punctata)

Found one of these on my screen door last night in Lyons, N.Y. Over an inch long, but definitely this kind. No grape vines...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Tall Timbers Nursery

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Great selection of woody and herbaceous perennials. Many trees to select from and they are very knowledgeable and helpful....
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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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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: December 18  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your garden is ready for winter, but is your pond? Time to make sure your finned friends have access to oxygen even when ice forms over the surface.

1730: Thomas Tofield, British botanist and engineer, was born at Wilsic Hall near Wadworth. He would send specimens to William Hudson who was compiling data for Flora Anglica. The genus Tofieldia is named in his honor.

1771: Philip Miller, Scottish botanist, died at age 80. He was chief gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden and introduced the word "vanilla" to the English language in his "Gardener's Dictionary."

1988: The afternoon high of 68 degrees in Sheridan, Wyoming was a record and 7 degrees warmer than the afternoon reading at Key West, Florida.

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