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Get Nutty!, by Bonnie Grant

Nut butters are a snap and homemade ones have no preservatives or fillers and less oil and salt. Pick your favorite nut and get ready to get nutty!

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Rain barrel accessories make water saving safe and convenient, by Sally G. Miller

Getting rainwater into a barrel is not too tricky. The challenges lie in avoiding drainage problems and getting the water out of the barrel to your garden. Hence rain barrel accessories.

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PlantFiles: Shieldleaf Roger's Flower (Astilboides tabularis)

Shieldleaf Roger's Flower

(Astilboides tabularis)

This plant has survived nine years here, grown from seed, and lived through winter temperatures down to -45F....
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Gardens Alive!

Review by ncbill:

On July 4, I placed an order with Gardens Alive! dba Breck's. I paid for the order in full at the time of the order. In...
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BirdFiles: Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Tree Swallow

(Tachycineta bicolor)

Last week of December, a large flock of these tree swallows numbering in the 10's of thousands filled the skies of our neighboorhood...
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BugFiles: Southeastern Austroicetes (Austroicetes vulgaris)

Southeastern Austroicetes

(Austroicetes vulgaris)

best way i found to get rid of most grass hoppers place 1/2 c seven dust and about 1/2 c white caro syrp in a OLD hose end...
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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: Hosta Seizure

Hosta Seizure

Review by SeizedByHostas:

When Funky begins hearing voices in the garden, he and his clients fear some intractable force has taken hold. As the mystery...
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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!

  Today in history: October 19  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Never turn down a bouquet, even if it is a handful of weedy flowers clutched in a child's chubby fist. A gift of flowers is special, no matter what they look like.

1853: Hawaii opened the first flour mill on the islands.

1876: Adolpho Ducke, Italian entomologist and botanist, was born in Trieste, Italy. He would explore the Amazonian regions and describe 900 species and 50 genera.

1996: William Lanier (Bill) Hunt, American botanist, died at age 90. He was a charter member of the American Rock Garden Society and author of "Southern Gardens, Southern Gardening." He donated his 125-acre Hunt Arboretum to the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

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