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Building a Mason Bee House, by Shannon McKee

Honey bees aren't the only ones that could stand to set up shop in your garden.

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A Pocket Full of Posies, by Angela Carson

Poor little posies, what did they ever do to deserve an unfair association with something as horrible as the Great Plague?

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PlantFiles: Fuchsia Species (Fuchsia microphylla)

Fuchsia Species

(Fuchsia microphylla)

Fuchsia microphylla is a bushy shrub found from Mexico to Panama, that can climb to heights between 2 to 15 feet. (0.6 -...
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Gurney's Seed & Nursery

Review by rosepetal2:

Over the years I've ordered quite a bit from Gurneys and normally had received good-acceptable products. However Nov 2017...
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BirdFiles: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Barn Swallow

(Hirundo rustica)

This wonderful little bird feeds on flying insects the most. It makes a series of wonderful chirps. I have seen it nesting...
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BugFiles: California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica)

California Mantis

(Stagmomantis californica)

Praying mantises are always fun to see in the garden, sometimes startling! I'm seeing a few this August, too, like palmbob,...
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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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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: March 23  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you're yearning for spring weather, visit a garden center with a heated greenhouse. The warm, moist air and baby plants will help you endure the last dregs of winter.

1806: After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home.

1937: The state of Kansas proclaimed the Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) the official state tree.

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