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Growing Caladiums: A Bright Spot Of Color For Shady Areas, by Melody Rose

Do you have a slightly shady spot where bright flowers refuse to bloom? Possibly an east facing entryway or porch, where some vibrant color is needed to welcome guests?

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10 Bugs You Need to Know About, by Tricia Drevets

Not every bug is bad for your garden.

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PlantFiles: Zinnia 'Lilliput' (Zinnia elegans)

Zinnia 'Lilliput'

(Zinnia elegans)

This variety of zinnia is shorter than the other zinnia series such as the 'Dreamland' series, and has smaller blooms, but...
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Chris Bowers & Sons Whispering Trees Nurseries

Review by donatellamecuc:

Overall I can say he quality of the trees that Iíve ordered is better than my local nursery. Iíve had a few trees fail, but...
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BirdFiles: American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius)

Every spring and fall my yard is full of Robins on their way to and fro. I love to see them frolicking around the yard, gobbling...
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BugFiles: Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes)

Golden Silk Spider

(Nephila clavipes)

I've only seen them in my small yard once (in its most shady/secluded spot). I find them most common in and around wetlands...
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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: Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide

Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide

Review by ladybeadz:

So glad I purchased this book after seeing author presentation at a flower show. Told me what I didn't know about caring...
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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.

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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!


Tree Identification, Melbourne Australia Please?

Hi there, have these trees growing on the side of my house. Jut worried that they will get huge... Pics attached.
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  Today in history: March 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Want to commemorate a favorite movie or musical cast of characters? Look for plants named for movies and characters to introduce to your garden this year.

1834: John Wesley Powell, U.S. soldier and explorer, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He would lead a series of expeditions into the American West, including a river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, through the Grand Canyon.

1869: Frederick Gillan Floyd, amateur American botanist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He would help found the American Fern Journal and develop a substantial herbarium and botanical library, which was later donated to the Gray Herbarium.

1947: The Lepidopterists' Society was founded by Charles L. Remington and Harry K. Clench, for the study and appreciation of moths and butterflies.

1991: The "Dyerville Giant" sequoia fell to the ground, losing its reputation as the tallest of the redwood trees in the Redwood National Park.

2004: The hybrid tea rose 'Oklahoma' was proclaimed the official state flower of Oklahoma.

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