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Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Photo Contest, by

Join us in congratulating the winners of our 2017 Photo Contest.

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Growing a Windowsill Herb Garden in Winter, by Damian Fagan

To maintain a windowsill herb garden in winter requires a little space, sufficient light and a little vigilance to keep plants growing.

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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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Graceful Gardens

Review by juliealbertson:

For the last 10+ years I've gotten my plants from Graceful Gardens and I'm amazed at how healthy and resilient they are,...
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BirdFiles: American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch

(Spinus tristis)

I love these birds! We have them year around and they have the sweetest songs. Their favorite feeder foods are Nyger and...
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BugFiles: Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia)

Chinese Mantid

(Tenodera aridifolia)

In my science/biology class, we decided to collect one of these as a class pet. We discovered it was a female, and she made...
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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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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!


Saw this on carpet

Found this insect the carpet. Not sure what it is. Please help.
Location: Northern California
Date: Nov, 2017
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  Today in history: November 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even with all the hustle and bustle, take a few minutes of afternoon warmth to walk through the garden and check your plants. A close inspection will show late season growth near the base of those perennials, or the beginning leaf buds on the woody shrubs and trees.

1602: Santa Catalina Island was named by Viscaino. Nigella damascena (also known as Saint Catherine's flower) can be found growing on the island.

1703: Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist, was born. He would write "Plantae Veronenses".

1715: American Sybilla Masters was the first American granted an English patent. It was for a method of processing corn.

1910: More than 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by school children in Puerto Rico to celebrate Arbor Day.

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