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Garden Jokes and Humor: Sunday Funnies 04-22-18, by Melody Rose

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Predatory Bugs: Good Guys In The Garden, by Carole Menser

Beneficial bugs are predatory insects that like to target other specific insect pests. As gardening season rolls around, the presence of these predators becomes crucial for a healthy landscape.

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PlantFiles: Forest Peach (Cochlospermum vitifolium)

Forest Peach

(Cochlospermum vitifolium)

The family of this tree in my reference books is Cochlospermaceae and is differentiated from Bixia by the palmately lobed...
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Pase Greenhouses

Review by Grtgrdn:

Cabbage seeds were ordered and received timely. I made three plantings in a temp-controlled greenhouse. NOT ONE OF THE SEEDS...
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BirdFiles: Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata)

Orange-crowned Warbler

(Leiothlypis celata)

Formerly in Vermivora ...
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BugFiles: Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)

Clouded Skipper

(Lerema accius)

Clouded skipper larvae feed mostly on grasses and belong to the grass skipper family. The adults are erratic flyers and sit...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

A Nearly Native Nursery

5 stars
I visited A Nearly Native Nursery for the first time this morning. My wife and I have learned over the past several years...
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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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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: April 22  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Leave your worries at the garden gate and enjoy a day of planting and weeding.

1839: August W. Eichler, German botanist, German botanist, was born at Neunkirchen, Hesse. He would become Professor of Botany at Kiel, and Director of the Herbarium at the University of Berlin.

1888: Carl Downey LaRue, American botanist was born in Illinois. He would become botanist at the Hollandsch-Amerikanische Plantage Maatschappij in Sumatra in 1917. He developed a method for commercial breeding of para rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) and was in charge of the South American rubber expedition for the USDA in 1923.

1970: The First Earth Day was celebrated in the U.S. Read more here.

2000: Clark Gardens Botanical Park in Weatherford Texas opened its gates to the public. Once the private gardens of Max and Billie Clark, the 35-acre garden showcases native, drought tolerant plants.

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