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Abutilon: The Chinese Lantern Plant, by Damian Fagan

Chinese lanterns can light up a garden with their brilliant blooms and interesting foliage.

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Texture in the Garden, by

What is texture? One of the definitions in is relating to fine arts, and mentions the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.

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Adding a Nest Box in Your Backyard to Attract Birds, by Damian Fagan

Installing a nest box for birds in your backyard is a great way to provide alternative housing for these feathered friends.

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Poison Oak Appreciation, by Kelli Kallenborn

One of my earliest memories comes from when I was around three years old. The house where we lived had Boston ivy planted around it. I asked my dad what that was. He said that it was ivy. I thought to myself, "Ivy = poison ivy = don't touch!" Though my plant indentification skills were not good at that age, my respect for poison ivy was developing. People tend to be fascinated by the enemy, and there are many interesting features about poison oak and poison ivy.

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PlantFiles: Species Orchid (Pecteilis radiata)

Species Orchid

(Pecteilis radiata)

grow these orchids in living sphagnum moss. moss should be kept fluffy. also will try pumice as a growing medium, but in...
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Breck's Bulbs

Review by franya4birds:

Their products are very undependable in condition. I have received many great items but also dried up items and a root that...
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BirdFiles: Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)

Australian Magpie

(Gymnorhina tibicen)

The Australian Magpie was introduced into NZ in the 1860's. Even though they are considered to be a pest here now, I love...
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BugFiles: Margined-winged Stick-insect (Ctenomorpha marginipennis)

Margined-winged Stick-insect

(Ctenomorpha marginipennis)

Description: Elongate, dark brown insect; females variable usually brown, sometimes dark green. Thorax with various granulations...
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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!


Coffee & ??? November 17, 2017 to ??

Getting way long again with 240 posts........was waiting to see if someone else would start a new thread. Here is our old home..........

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  Today in history: November 17  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Time to make sure that water hoses are disconnected and terracotta pots are put away for the winter. Freezing conditions aren't very good for their health!

1855: David Livingstone became the first European to see what native peoples called "The smoke that thunders." He called it Victoria Falls.

1931: Johannes Paulus Lotsy, Dutch botanist, died at the age of 64. He spent time in the East Indies and later worked on subdividing agaves, yuccas and other plants into new families, based on Adolf Engler's work.

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