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Cotinus: Smokin' Hot!, by Tamara Galbraith

My Northeastern-dwelling mother, who is not a gardener, recently visited my Dallas back yard for the first time. Her first words were "Wow, what's that big purple thing in the corner? It's gorgeous!" "That," I replied, "is a purple smoketree."

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Peat Moss Alternatives: Coconut Coir and Rice Hulls., by Jill M. Nicolaus

Looking into peat moss alternatives makes sense, from both financial and environmental viewpoints. Coconut coir and rice hulls are two currently popular candidates for "greener" choices. This spring, I'm trying both as additions to my regular potting mix.

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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris 'Aristocracy' (Iris )

Tall Bearded Iris 'Aristocracy'

(Iris )

Awards: Honorable Mention 2008...
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Farmer Seed and Nursery

Review by wpfulton:

Like many of the other negative reviews I have been trying to get replacements for numerous dead plants. Farmer Seed and...
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BirdFiles: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada Goose

(Branta canadensis)

This species has become a year-round resident of urban Massachusetts over the last several decades. They now exist in such...
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BugFiles: Daddy Long Legs (Pholcus phalangioides)

Daddy Long Legs

(Pholcus phalangioides)

The Daddy Long Legs Spider was accidently introduced to New Zealand. It builds a line web indoors in ceilings, under houses...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
This nursery has by far the largest collection of southeastern plants that I\'ve seen. The owners were friendly and extremely...
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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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!


Is this a type of Ground Bug

Seen in Dorset today
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  Today in history: June 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Small touches of whimsy make your garden distinctly yours. Go ahead and tuck in a plastic pink flamingo to your border; your friends will find it charming.

1763: Edward Rudge, English botanist, was born. He would study the flora of Guiana (Guyana) and publish "Plantarum Guiane". The genus Rudgea is named for him.

1915: Fort Yukon, Alaska recorded a state-record high temperature of 100 degrees F (38 C).

1923: Beth Chatto, English plantswoman, gardener and writer, was born. In 1975, she created a small winter garden display at one of the RHS Halls; she is best known for creating the Beth Chatto Gardens near Elmstead Market, and for her gardening books and lectures.

1935: New Jersey named the eastern goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), as its official state bird.

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