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PlantFiles: Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)


(Leontopodium alpinum)

I have had this plant in my garden for many years in Spokane, WA. All four plants that I transplanted from one house to...
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Review by tride26:

ordered 11 plants a few months ago and all arrived healthy with great root systems. I potted them up and all are doing...
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BirdFiles: Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

Tundra Swan

(Cygnus columbianus)

A wonderful, sacred bird that I have seen in its wintering ground during late February into March in southeast Pennsylvania...
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BugFiles: Queen (Danaus  gilippus)


(Danaus gilippus)

This was one of many types of butterflies my spouse and I saw a few years ago at an enclosed butterfly attraction at the...
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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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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 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Consider a major improvement project now to enjoy next year. Fall can be a great time to spruce up your porch or extend your flower beds.

1783: Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, scientist, was born at Constantinople (now Istanbul). He would become professor of Botany at Transylvania University in Kentucky, and wrote "Medical Flora, a Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America."

1848: Joseph Daniel Mitchell, American naturalist and entomologist, was born in Calhoun County, Texas. He would work as a cowboy and work to document the native insects and reptiles of Texas.

1896: Charles Glen King, American scientist, was born in Washington. He would discover vitamin C, and first isolated it in lemon juice.

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