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PlantFiles: Alstroemeria Species (Alstroemeria pallida)

Alstroemeria Species

(Alstroemeria pallida)

This Alstroemeria species grows in The Andes Mountains, at altitudes that range from 2000 to 3000 meters above sea level....
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Succulent Gardening

Review by davidMS:

Yesterday, I received my second order from this company in 2017. Before I made the order I called and spoke with Tina several...
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BirdFiles: Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Hermit Thrush

(Catharus guttatus)

In my opinion, no birdsong tops this one. Exquisite. We are very lucky to have 2 pairs (each male requires 1 sq mile of territory)...
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BugFiles: Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis  vanillae)

Gulf Fritillary

(Agraulis vanillae)

I have 5 small purple passion vines on two arched trellises. The GF's are swarming them. I live in a pine flat wood...
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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!


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  Today in history: October 21  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It may be fall, but allergens lurk in leaf litter and decaying compost, too. Be sure to shower before bed if you've spent the day tidying up.

1492: Christopher Columbus wrote in his log "little different from our own, it is a marvel" in his first European description of a hummingbird.

1587: Charles Dubois, treasurer of the East India Company, died. He had a garden filled with the newest exotic plants and his collection of dried plants occupied 74 volumes.

1823: Victor Lemoine, French hybridizer, was born at Delme, Lorraine, France. He and his descendents created over 200 lilac varieties, and he was the first foreigner to receive the Victorian medal of Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society.

1889: John Ball, Irish politician, naturalist and traveler, died in London, at age 71. He was the first president of the Alpine Club.

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