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The Big Mistake: Creeping Charlie, by Sharon Brown

I really hate to make mistakes that last for decades and simply cannot be corrected. I have made a few in my lifetime, and the one that I am going to relate to you might never be resolved. I guess I will just have to live with it.

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Beautiful Driveway Gardens, by Donna Mack

The driveway is one of the most visible aspects of a garden. It’s also one of the toughest to perfect. Heat from bricks or cement is intense. There is often unrelenting sunlight, and a lack of available water.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Croton

(Codiaeum variegatum)

As a houseplant, I've never had any long-term success with this shrub. It drops leaves faster than it produces them, till...
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Zhongchuan Peony Nursery

Review by esedgwick:

I ordered several tree peonies (rockii, suffruticosa, ostii) and seed. Communication was a little spotty - sometimes replies...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jay

(Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue Jays may be the cleanest birds I've ever seen. In my back yard they're always in pairs and one keeps watch from the...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album)

Comma Butterfly

(Polygonia c-album)

Almost extinct in the UK at one point, the Comma made a come back by changing the food plant for its larvae from hops to...
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GO GARDENING:

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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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

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: December 12  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: It may be cooler now but open your door this morning and listen for the chirp of birds. Even on cold mornings, their song can lift your spirits.

1731: Erasmus Darwin, physician, naturalist and botanist, was born Elston Hall, Notts. He was Charles Darwin's grandfather.

1779: The Smithfield Cattle and Sheep Society held the first Smithfield Show in London. It is now the leading agriculture show in the UK.

1844: Senator Benjamin Tappan of Ohio introduced a bill to the Senate to establish the Smithsonian Institution.

1882: Over 7.5 inches of rain fell at Portland Oregon, establishing establish a 24-hour record total for that location.

1890: The members of the California State Floral Society voted the California Poppy (Eschscholzia) as the official state emblem, choosing it over the Mariposa lily (Calochortus) and the Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri). The California poppy would be adopted by the California legislature nearly 13 years later.

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