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The classic Adirondack chair: a hundred-plus years of perfect relaxation on a hot summer day., by Sally G. Miller

North of the Catskills and west of Vermont, in northeastern New York State, lie the Adirondack Mountains. Their rugged forests and sparkling lakes have a special wilderness beauty. This was a popular vacation spot and health retreat in the early nineteenth century. Home region of Lake Placid and the headwaters of the Hudson River, this are was also the birthplace of an American classic, the Adirondack chair.

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PlantFiles: Potato Vine (Solanum laxum)

Potato Vine

(Solanum laxum)

Last fall I bought a mixed -planting basket, one of which is the flowering potatoes vine. I overwinter the basket in my...
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Fast-Growing-Trees (formerly Empress Tree Nurseries, Paulownia Supply &

Review by TNPlanter:

Avoid (unless you like spending good money on subpar plants). They trees they sent me were limp noodles,...
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BirdFiles: American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Crow

(Corvus brachyrhynchos)

We have had a bonded pair of crows living in our backyard for about 20 years. I believe they have raised a few young that...
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BugFiles: Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

(Diabrotica undecimpunctata)

Many people don't realize that the larva of this bug damages the roots of many plants. I had an issue with these beetles...
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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!


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  Today in history: November 19  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: As you consider all the things you're thankful for, remember to include your garden and all the time you spent there, unwinding from the daily cares and stresses.

1842: Vincenz Czerny, Austrian-German surgeon and botanist, was born in Trautenau, Bohemia. He would establish a cancer research center and develop operations for hernias, kidney stones, and hysterectomy.

1901: Thomas Meehan, British-born botanist, author and nurseryman, died at the age of 75.

1959: The Cooktown Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) was proclaimed the floral emblem of Queensland.

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