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Lessons in tropical plant care, by Sally G. Miller

Many of us struggle to grow potted plants in a home or office. We'd be in for some surprises if we saw the same plants growing in their preferred conditions.

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PlantFiles: Common Lilac 'Sensation' (Syringa vulgaris)

Common Lilac 'Sensation'

(Syringa vulgaris)

The bicolored flowers are unique among lilacs. Plants with white flowers are not 'Sensation', and any dissatisfaction must...
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Shaw's Sunshine Gardens

Review by lcbrown:

I recently placed my first order to Shaw's Sunshine Gardens. What a pleasant experience! I told Charles I was ordering...
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BirdFiles: Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)

Lazuli Bunting

(Passerina amoena)

This bird has shown up at our feeders for probably 6-7 years now. Started with 1 pair, now up to about 8-9 pairs. I always...
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BugFiles: Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)

Texan Crescent

(Anthanassa texana)

Texan Crescent is now Anthanassa texana having been fomerly Phyciodes texana....
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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: 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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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 15  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Find yourself feeling out of sorts and randomly plucking at the houseplant leaves? Channel your nervous energy into giving them a quick sprucing up; wash the leaves and check to make sure they aren't potbound.

1691: Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Drakenstein, Dutch naturalist, died at age 55, off the coast of Bombay. He wrote "Hortus Malabaricus", a 12-volume compendium of the flora of Malabar.

1738: Henry Wise, English gardener and nurseryman, died at The Priory at age . He apprenticed to George London at the Brompton Nursery, and with him translated two French texts on gardening. He helped lay out Kensington Gardens and was gardener to Queen Anne and King George I.

1869: The Kansas State Horticultural Society was incorporated in Ottawa, Kansas.

1902: Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet, French botanist and mycologist, died two days after his 64th birthday. He was known for creating the Bordeaux mixture, the first fungicide used worldwide, and still in use today.

2004: The United States adopted the Oak (Quercus) as the national tree, four years after the tree won a popular vote undertaken by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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