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Dave's Garden Newsletter for March 9, 2006
Covering the events of March 9, 2006

... in which ...
2,346 posts were made.
32 plants were added to PlantFiles.
64 comments were added to PlantFiles.
662 checkboxes were added to PlantFiles.
38 snapshots were added to PlantFiles.
A company joined PlantScout.
14 entries were added to Botanary.
0 companies were added to the Garden Watchdog.
27 ratings were added to the Garden Watchdog.
0 books were added to the Garden Bookworm.
1 rating was added to the Garden Bookworm.

"For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God..."

Gardening Quote of the Day

"If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."

( -- Scottish couplet)

  Forum Photo of the Day  
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  PlantFiles Photo of the Day  
Spanish Broom
Genista hispanica
By ladyannne

PF Photo of the Day

New PlantScout subscriptions

Forum Activity

A grand total of 2,346 posts were made yesterday.

Forum Posts
African Violets and Gesneriads 231 posts
Bulbs 125 posts
Pets 109 posts
Roses 95 posts
Southwest Gardening 82 posts
Canadian Gardening 79 posts
Tomatoes 77 posts
Daylilies 69 posts
Upper Midwest Gardening 57 posts
Trees & Shrubs 57 posts
Pacific Northwest Gardening 56 posts
PF Pictures 52 posts
Northeast Gardening 51 posts
Cactus and Succulents 41 posts
Garden Art 41 posts
Hostas 39 posts
Organic Gardening 39 posts
Photos 38 posts
Texas Gardening 37 posts
Brugmansias 36 posts
Florida Gardening 32 posts
Weather 32 posts
House Plants 30 posts
Round Robin Trading 29 posts
Welcome Mat 29 posts
Shady Gardens 29 posts
Plant Trading 28 posts
Identification 28 posts
Poultry and Livestock 27 posts
Recipes 25 posts
Orchids 24 posts
Healthy Living 24 posts
Farm Life 24 posts
Edible Fruits and Nut-bearing Plants 24 posts
Winter Sowing 22 posts
Seed Trading 22 posts
Tropicals 22 posts
Soil and Composting 21 posts
Vines and Climbers 21 posts
Coleus 21 posts
Hoyas 20 posts
Irises 18 posts
Gardening for Butterflies and Hummers 18 posts
Carnivorous Plants 17 posts
Greenhouse 16 posts
Container Gardening 16 posts
Vegetable Gardening 15 posts
Garden Products 14 posts
Water Gardens 14 posts
Perennials 13 posts
General Discussion 13 posts
Begonias 13 posts
Grass and Bamboo 11 posts
Jokes and Chat 11 posts
Peppers 10 posts
Carolina Gardening 10 posts
Garden Talk 9 posts
Accessible Gardening 9 posts
Books, Movies, and TV 9 posts
Propagation 9 posts
Foliage Plants 8 posts
Lilies 7 posts
Beauty and Fashion Tips 7 posts
Palms and Cycads 6 posts
Sewing and Quilting 6 posts
Clean and Clutter-free 6 posts
Mid-Atlantic Gardening 5 posts
Gingers 5 posts
Plumerias 5 posts
Georgia Gardening 5 posts
Fragrant Gardening 5 posts
Welcome Home 5 posts
Garden Foes 5 posts
Hydrangeas 4 posts
Saving Seeds 4 posts
Annuals 4 posts
Xeriscaping 4 posts
Michigan Gardening 3 posts
Garden Tours 3 posts
Herbs 3 posts
Computer Talk 3 posts
Curb Appeal 3 posts
Invasive Plants 3 posts
Dahlias 3 posts
Home Decorating 3 posts
Voting Booth 3 posts
Japanese Maples 2 posts
Garden Shed 2 posts
Trash to Treasure 2 posts
Parenting 2 posts
Ohio River Valley Gardening 2 posts
Happy Birthday 2 posts
Rhododendrons and Relatives 2 posts
Homesteading 2 posts
California Gardening 2 posts
Rock & Alpine Gardening 2 posts
Home Budgets and Finances 2 posts
Heirlooms 2 posts
Indigenous Plants 1 post
Woodworking 1 post
Morning Glories 1 post
Market Growers 1 post
Floors and Coverings 1 post
Hunting and Fishing 1 post
Construction Zone: building, remodeling, additions 1 post
Wildlife 1 post
Photography 1 post
Entertaining 1 post
Frugal Living 1 post
Antiques and Collectibles 1 post
Baths and Laundry Rooms 1 post
European Gardening 1 post

New Botanary Words

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Macbridea mak-BRIDE-ee-a Named for James Francis Macbride, 19th century South Carolina botanist
macbrideii mak-BRIDE-ee-eye Named for James Francis Macbride, 19th century South Carolina botanist
macbrideana mak-bride-ee-AH-na Named for James Francis Macbride, 19th century South Carolina botanist
macbrideanum mak-bride-ee-AH-num Named for James Francis Macbride, 19th century South Carolina botanist
macbrideanus mak-bride-ee-AH-nus Named for James Francis Macbride, 19th century South Carolina botanist
Polymeria pol-ee-MER-ee-a From the Greek poly (many) and meris (part); many parts
Tripogandra try-poh-GAN-dra From the Greek tri (three) pogon (beard) and andros (stamen), referring to the plant having three long, hairy stamen among the shorter, smooth stamen
Sinojackia sy-no-JAK-ee-a From the Latin sino- (referring to China) and John George Jack, 20th century Canadian dendrologist and explorer of North America as well as Europe and the Far East
x wisleyensis wis-lee-EN-sis Hybrid from Wisley Garden, in Surrey, England
cubensis koo-BEN-sis Of or from Cuba
Dicranostyles dy-kray-no-STY-lees From the Greek dikranos (two-branched) and styles
ruvo ROO-vo Possibly from the Latin ruvo (red), or the Italian city Ruvo (formerly Rubi)
Cressa KRESS-a From the Greek Kressa, a reference to a Cretan woman
mandshurica man-SHEU-ree-ka Of or from Manchuria, a region on the borders of Russia and Northern China; also spelled mandschurica

PlantFiles Activity:

32 new plants.
64 new descriptions were added.
38 new images were added.
662 new content were checked off.

PlantFiles Additions:

Member Addition Description
conifers Comment Serbian Spruce 'Guenter'
Picea omorika
rhondakirschman Comment Sweet Bay
Laurus nobilis
DaylilySLP Comment Daylily 'Panic In Detroit'
Hemerocallis
SW_gardener Comment Moonflower, Moon Vine
Ipomoea alba
SW_gardener Comment Rose of Sharon, Althea
Hibiscus syriacus
Melissa_Ohio Comment Tomato 'Bali'
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
escambiaguy Comment Pin Oak, Swamp Oak
Quercus palustris
conifers Comment Serbian Spruce 'Nana'
Picea omorika
Ken_In_Dallas Comment Ornamental Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Vine 'Ace of Spades'
Ipomoea batatas
JodyC Comment Hybrid Musk Rose 'Rosey Purple'
Rosa
MotherNature4 Comment Aechmea 'Sangria'
Aechmea fasciata
MotherNature4 Comment Neoregelia 'Golden Sunrise'
Neoregelia
conifers Comment Serbian Spruce 'Pendula'
Picea omorika
franj Comment Arizona Ruby Rainbow Hedgehog
Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus
MotherNature4 Comment Neoregelia 'Angel Face'
Neoregelia
SW_gardener Comment Snowdrop
Galanthus nivalis
SW_gardener Comment Common Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Flower-of-Death
Vinca minor
conifers Comment Oriental Spruce 'Barnes'
Picea orientalis
conifers Comment Caucasian Spruce / Oriental Spruce 'Gracilis'
Picea orientalis
kmart5465 Comment Dutch Crocus, Spring Crocus
Crocus vernus
conifers Comment Oriental Spruce 'Skylands'
Picea orientalis
joedelta Comment Harlequin Flower 'Mixed Colors'
Sparaxis tricolor
conifers Comment Blue Spruce or Colorado Spruce 'J. James'
Picea pungens
conifers Comment Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce 'Pendula'
Picea pungens var. glauca
MotherNature4 Comment 'Hojo Rojo'
Neoregelia
conifers Comment Prostrate Colorado Blue Spruce 'Glauca Prostrata'
Picea pungens
purplepetunia Comment Florida Betony
Stachys floridana
Farmerdill Comment Fingerling Potato 'Lange Rode'
Solanum tuberosum
SW_gardener Comment Flaky Juniper, Single-seed Juniper
Juniperus squamata
billyporter Comment Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis
corky59 Comment Ornamental Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Vine 'Ace of Spades'
Ipomoea batatas
billyporter Comment Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Latona'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lawina'
Solanum tuberosum
mystic Comment 'Sea Shell'
Rosa
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lekkerlander'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Leksands Vit'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lemin Pumainen'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Leyla'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Libertas'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Liberator'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lili'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Linzer Gelbe'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Linzer Rose'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Liseta'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lizen'
Solanum tuberosum
SisterClay Comment Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus, Wright Anisacanth, Muicle
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
SisterClay Comment Hardy Ageratum, Blue Mistflower
Conoclinium coelestinum
TBGDN Comment Louisiana Iris 'Black Gamecock'
Iris
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lola'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Losickij'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lucky Charms'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lumpers'
Solanum tuberosum
Farmerdill Comment Potato 'Lynx'
Solanum tuberosum
SisterClay Comment Bugle, Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans
SisterClay Comment Desert Petunia, Florida Bluebells, Mexican Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells
Ruellia brittoniana
SisterClay Comment Autumn Sage 'Coral'
Salvia greggii
conifers Comment Blue Spruce or Colorado Spruce 'Hillside'
Picea pungens
conifers Comment Blue Spruce or Colorado Spruce 'Jack Corbet'
Picea pungens
conifers Comment Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce 'Moerheim'
Picea pungens
conifers Comment Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce 'RH Montgomery'
Picea pungens
Gustichock Comment Texas Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean
Sophora secundiflora
Gustichock Comment Japanese Pagoda tree, Chinese Scholar tree
Sophora japonica
Gustichock Comment Bead Tree, Persian Lilac, Pride of India, Pride of China, Chinaberry, Umbrella Tree, White Cedar
Melia azedarach
TBGDN Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Navajo Blue'
(Iris )
JamesCO Image
Image of Lilium
L.A. Hybrid Lily 'Menorca'
(Lilium )
kell Image
Image of Viola x wittrockiana
Viola 'Gem Rose Blotch'
(Viola x wittrockiana)
12344 Image
Image of Hemerocallis
Daylily 'Nile Plum'
(Hemerocallis )
palmbob Image
Image of Cleistocactus tupizensis
Cleistocactus
(Cleistocactus tupizensis)
Nancymo Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Blue Promise'
(Iris )
PPCSPC Image
Image of Cryptomeria japonica
Japanese Cedar 'Giokumo'
(Cryptomeria japonica)
parkerpt Image
Image of Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium
Creeping Speedwell 'Blue Reflection'
(Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium)
Dinu Image
Image of Basella rubra
Malabar Spinach, Red Vine Spinach, Creeping Spinach, Climbing Spinach
(Basella rubra)
Ursula Image
Image of Calceolaria integrifolia
Lady's Slipper, Slipper Flower, Slipperwort, Pocketbook Plant, Pouch Flower
(Calceolaria integrifolia)
KactusKathi Image
Image of Clivia miniata
Bush Lily, Clivia Lily, St. John's Lily, Boslelie, Fire Lily 'French Hybrid'
(Clivia miniata)
giancarlo Image
Image of Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
Brazilian Red Cloak, Red Justicia
(Megaskepasma erythrochlamys)
wallaby1 Image
Image of Washingtonia robusta
Mexican Fan Palm
(Washingtonia robusta)
MzMunchken Image
Image of Cliftonia monophylla
Buckwheat Tree 'Spring Titi'
(Cliftonia monophylla)
thistlesifter Image
Image of Aloe peglerae
Aloe
(Aloe peglerae)
frostweed Image
Image of Morella cerifera
Dwarf Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry
(Morella cerifera)
Poochella Image
Image of Dahlia
'Camano Grace'
(Dahlia )
victorgardener Image
Image of Astilbe chinensis
False Spirea, False Goat's Beard 'Pumila'
(Astilbe chinensis)
ilima Image
Image of Pelargonium citrosum
Citrosa Geranium, Mosquito Plant, Deodorizer Plant, Citronella Plant
(Pelargonium citrosum)
DaylilySLP Image
Image of Hemerocallis
Daylily 'Panic In Detroit'
(Hemerocallis )
Melissa_Ohio Image
Image of Hemerocallis
Daylily 'Wild and Free'
(Hemerocallis )
Big_Red Image
Image of Malus x domestica
Apple 'Stayman Winesap'
(Malus x domestica)
elorasmom Image
Image of Narcissus
Trumpet Narcissus, Trumpet Daffodil 'King Alfred'
(Narcissus )
kimskreations Image
Image of Hemerocallis
Daylily 'Frances Joiner'
(Hemerocallis )
kniphofia Image
Image of Gasteria glomerata
Ox Tongue
(Gasteria glomerata)
Farmerdill Image
Image of Solanum tuberosum
Potato 'Dakchip'
(Solanum tuberosum)
conifers Image
Image of Picea omorika
Serbian Spruce 'Guenter'
(Picea omorika)
PotEmUp Image
Image of Gladiolus
x Homoglad 'West Coast Hybrids'
(Gladiolus )
franj Image
Image of Opuntia santa-rita
Santa Rita Prickly Pear
(Opuntia santa-rita)
timrann Image
Image of Latania verschaffeltii
Yellow Latan Palm
(Latania verschaffeltii)
joedelta Image
Image of Sparaxis tricolor
Harlequin Flower 'Mixed Colors'
(Sparaxis tricolor)
kennedyh Image
Image of Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Common Everlasting
(Chrysocephalum apiculatum)
Wandasflowers Image
Image of Hemerocallis
Daylily 'Pamela Williams'
(Hemerocallis )
Mike_G Image
Image of Crocus tommasinianus
Early Crocus, Tommasini's Crocus, Snow Crocus, Tommies 'Ruby Giant'
(Crocus tommasinianus)
Kelli Image
Image of Osteospermum fruticosum
Trailing African Daisy, Shrubby Daisy, Freeway Daisy, Blue Eyed Daisy
(Osteospermum fruticosum)
Xenomorf Image
Image of Lithops julii subsp. fulleri var. fulleri
Living Stones
(Lithops julii subsp. fulleri var. fulleri)
kbaumle Image
Image of Streptocarpus
Cape Primrose, Dancing Flowers 'Concord Blue'
(Streptocarpus )
jnana Image
Image of Senecio confusus
Mexican Flame Vine, Orange Glow Vine
(Senecio confusus)

Garden Watchdog Activity:

No new companies were added to the database.
27 new ratings/comments were added to the database.

Member Addition Description
Bill_S Positive Pense Nursery
orionfarms Neutral Musser Forests, Inc.
purplepinkpolka Positive Buggy Crazy
cb4 Positive Beaver Creek Nursery
wmrazek Positive Buried Treasures
CindyZ4_5 Positive American Meadows
meilei Negative American Meadows
superk Positive High Country Gardens
meilei Positive Touch of Nature, Inc.
meilei Positive Daylily Dreams & Hosta Haven
alanamil Positive Indiana Berry & Plant Co.
kathrynw Positive Ken Muir, Ltd.
catchfly200 Positive American Meadows
michael_angelo Positive Onalee's Home-Grown Seeds & Plants
Pinetucky Positive Silver Star Vinery
jackianne Positive Roycroft Daylily Nursery
jackianne Positive Marietta Gardens
pappu Positive Frostproof Growers
palmbob Positive Cycad Center
palmbob Positive South Coast Palms
bchatham Positive Mendocino Maples Nursery
celt33040 Positive Pacific Island Nursery
roseNjeff Positive AdvanceGreenhouses.com
beazert Positive Camellia Forest Nursery
roseNjeff Positive B.C. Greenhouse Builders, Ltd.

Garden Bookworm Activity:

No new books were added to the database.
1 new rating/comment was added to the database.

Member Addition Description
lafko06 Neutral Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia

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