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Oh Deer: Learning about Deer Resistant Plants, Deer Deterrents, and More, by Shannon McKee

When deer get into your garden and devastate your plants with their appetites, it's time to give up gardening, right? Wrong!

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Easy Tips for Caring for Winter Herbs, by April Dowling

Not every herb is able to survive the frigid winter weather, but some will endure the cold season. Certain herbs not only endure winter, but also maintain their appearance and thrive throughout it.

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Fothergilla- Lesser-known native shrub with big fall color, by Sally G. Miller

With gorgeous fall color, Fothergilla (witch-alder) should be more well known to gardeners. This native shrub deserves the spotlight for its fall foliage show. Spring flowers, ease of care, and versatility round out a profile of an excellent candidate for many landscapes. (Did I mention the gorgeous fall color?)

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PlantFiles: Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa)

Apache Plume

(Fallugia paradoxa)

This can be found in the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden enjoying both part and full sun. It can grow to be 5 ft tall and...
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Secret Garden Growers

Review by Suzkling:

ordered several plants this summer which arrived well packaged and super large......very happy.....just placed another
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BirdFiles: House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

House Finch

(Haemorhous mexicanus)

Have seen this bird periodically in San Diego, but had a memorable sighting with my spouse a few years ago in Orange County. We...
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BugFiles: Rusty Tussock Moth (Orgyia antiqua)

Rusty Tussock Moth

(Orgyia antiqua)

I found the caterpillar on the black berries plant on beginning of September. I left it eat there for few days and then put...
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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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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!


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  Today in history: October 18  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Did you forget to order spring bulbs? Check your garden center for bulbs to plant now, so you'll have plenty to cheer about next spring.

1805: Lewis & Clark were the first Americans to see Mt. Hood, Oregon as they floated down the Columbian River on this day.

1856: George Stevenson, Australian botanist, died at North Adelaide. He was known as the "Father of Horticulture in South Australia."

1943: Benedictus Hubertus Danser, Dutch botanist and taxonomist, died at age 52, at Groningen. He specialized in carnivorous plants and revised the Nepenthes genus.

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