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Anemone, the Windflower: Part 3 - The Fall-flowering Species and Hybrids, by Todd Boland

In part 3 of this 3 part series, I will discuss the fall-flowering anemone, commonly called the Japanese anemone. For extending the blooming season in your garden, this group of plants is indispensible as they will often bloom well into October or even November.

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Introduction to the Coral Trees (Erythrina species), by Geoff Stein

Coral trees include well over 100 species of some of the most beautiful flowering trees originating from all around the globe. The following is an introduction to some of the most commonly grown species.

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PlantFiles: Elkhorn Plant (Rhombophyllum dolabriforme)

Elkhorn Plant

(Rhombophyllum dolabriforme)

I think that this plant likes to go into a growing stage about right now (december 6). In summer, it just vegetates. I've...
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Holland Bulb Farms

Review by kawand33:

I ordered several varieties of tulips last fall from Holland Bulb Farms (Ronaldo Triumph, Carnaval de Nice, and Exotic Emperor),...
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BirdFiles: Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)

Eastern Screech Owl

(Megascops asio)

Screech owls raised a clutch just outside my window last year, am looking forward to their return this year, i heard the...
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BugFiles: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)

Palamedes Swallowtail

(Papilio palamedes)

Wing span: 4 1/2 - 5 1/8 inches (11.4 - 13 cm). Identification: Upper surface of hind- and forewings with postmedian yellow...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
I wandered into Nearly Native Nursery feeling absolutely lost about gardening; however, the beautiful gardens were calming...
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Gardening Book: 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

Review by StarkBrosDeals:

Fascinating book about the folks who grew the "ancestors" of all of my fruit trees. A miracle they are still in business....
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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!

  Today in history: May 5  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you are tempted to steal your neighbor's corn, don't. Being charged with stalking would be really embarrassing.

1861: Thomas Hayton (T.H.) Mawson, British landscape architect, was born in Scorton, Lancashire. He would design many gardens throughout Britain, Europe and Canada, and advised on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in America. His book, "The Art and Craft of Garden Making" was first published in 1905; by 1926 had been reprinted five times, and is still regarded as the basis for modern landscape architecture.

1866: At Waterloo, New York, veterans and citizens placed flowers on the graves of soldiers and sailors killed during the Civil War. Two years later, it would become a national holiday.

1903: The American pasque flower (Anemone patens) was adopted by the legislature of South Dakota as the official state flower.

1909: The orange blossom was adopted as Florida's state flower.

1933: The Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia ) was decreed the official state flower by the state of Pennsylvania.

2003: Tennessee declared the tomato the official state fruit.

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