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Hepatica, by Sharon Brown

I was eleven years old before I scared Aunt Bett to death. Even my asphidity bag was no help when I stumbled upon something in the mountains that I was never supposed to even know about. But all's well that ends well, and not only did I learn a cure, but boy did I ever learn a lesson!

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The Search for a Perfect Cactus - Transplanting My Daughter to College, by Carrie Lamont

Transplanting a Zone 6 New England daughter into a zone 8 southwestern college. Will she survive the transplant shock? Will I? And what IS that cactus, anyway?

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PlantFiles: Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

(Eutrochium purpureum)

Sweet Joe Pye Weed is unlikely to survive in a true bog garden nor would any of the several species which grow in the Mid-Atlantic...
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Morris Nursery

Review by Pinkshana:

I ordered 10 Paulownia trees back on February it is September 26th and I still haven't received any plants. I...
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BirdFiles: Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)

Bewick's Wren

(Thryomanes bewickii)

The babies left the nest leaving one unhatched egg in the nest. The nest is in a flower pot that was mostly covered by a...
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BugFiles: Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)

Brazilian Skipper

(Calpodes ethlius)

...leaning to negative. I have put a lot of thought and effort towards creating a friendly butterfly habitat and do not...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bear Creek Preserve

5 stars
This is a 3,412 acre preserve of forest and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed that is the Pocono Plateau...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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An escapee plant with pink flowers

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  Today in history: September 27  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Gardeners can be stubborn and plant their feet firmly on a position, but be careful you don't dig your heels in too deep.

1934: Miss Ellen Ann Willmott, British gardener and writer, died at age 76. Many plants are named for her and her gardens at Warley Place.

1938: The Ontario Agricultural Society began with a meeting at Blossom's Hotel.

1962: The book "Silent Spring," by author Rachel Carson was published, exposing the dangers of unregulated pesticide use.

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