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

... in which ...
2,957 posts were made.
710 plants were added to PlantFiles.
43 comments were added to PlantFiles.
1,006 checkboxes were added to PlantFiles.
85 snapshots were added to PlantFiles.
0 entries were added to Botanary.
0 companies were added to the Garden Watchdog.
36 ratings were added to the Garden Watchdog.
3 books were added to the Garden Bookworm.
2 ratings were 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

"Flower Belle! What a euphonious appellation! Easy on the ears and a banquet for the eyes! (from My Little Chickadee, WC Fields to Mae West) "

( -- WC Fields, American actor, comedian)

  Forum Photo of the Day  
Subject: My May containers.
By Tomtom

DG Photo of the Day

  PlantFiles Photo of the Day  
Snowball Bush, European Snowball 'Roseum'
Viburnum opulus
By starshine

PF Photo of the Day

Forum Activity

A grand total of 2,957 posts were made yesterday.

Forum Posts
Pets 174 posts
Trees & Shrubs 167 posts
Hostas 149 posts
Southwest Gardening 144 posts
Identification 121 posts
Roses 105 posts
PF Pictures 103 posts
Texas Gardening 96 posts
Irises 91 posts
Tomatoes 84 posts
Brugmansias 75 posts
African Violets and Gesneriads 74 posts
Perennials 72 posts
Daylilies 63 posts
Vines and Climbers 62 posts
Cactus and Succulents 61 posts
Coleus 50 posts
Florida Gardening 49 posts
Plant Trading 48 posts
Hoyas 42 posts
Upper Midwest Gardening 38 posts
Garden Design (aka Curb Appeal) 37 posts
Lilies 37 posts
Books, Movies, and TV 34 posts
Jokes and Chat 32 posts
Tropicals 32 posts
Wildlife 31 posts
Photos 30 posts
Garden Art 29 posts
Bulbs 29 posts
Vegetable Gardening 28 posts
Container Gardening 28 posts
Northeast Gardening 27 posts
Herbs 27 posts
Garden Talk 26 posts
Canadian Gardening 25 posts
Winter Sowing 24 posts
Carnivorous Plants 23 posts
Mid-Atlantic Gardening 22 posts
Garden Foes 19 posts
Public Gardens 19 posts
Poultry and Livestock 18 posts
Sewing and Quilting 18 posts
Dahlias 17 posts
House Plants 16 posts
Morning Glories 15 posts
General Discussion 15 posts
Roundup Pictures 15 posts
Indigenous Plants 15 posts
Market Growers 14 posts
Accessible Gardening 14 posts
Foliage Plants 13 posts
Plumerias 12 posts
Georgia Gardening 12 posts
Welcome Mat 12 posts
Voting Booth 12 posts
Hibiscus 11 posts
Weather 10 posts
Water Gardens 10 posts
Michigan Gardening 9 posts
Frugal Living 9 posts
Invasive Plants 9 posts
Japanese Maples 9 posts
Recipes 9 posts
Ohio River Valley Gardening 9 posts
Central Midwest Gardening 8 posts
Greenhouse 8 posts
Garden Products 8 posts
Begonias 8 posts
Seed Trading 8 posts
Soil and Composting 8 posts
Cannas 7 posts
Clean and Clutter-free 7 posts
Fragrant Gardening 7 posts
Orchid Cactus 7 posts
Peppers 7 posts
Hypertufa and Concrete 7 posts
Gardening for Butterflies and Hummers 7 posts
Shady Gardens 7 posts
Rocks, Minerals and Gems 6 posts
Annuals 6 posts
Rock & Alpine Gardening 5 posts
Outdoor Living: porches, decks, patios, pools, etc 5 posts
Healthy Living 5 posts
Xeriscaping 5 posts
Organic Gardening 5 posts
Mid-South Gardening 5 posts
Crafts and Decorating 4 posts
Handyman 4 posts
Test 4 posts
Mosaics and Stained Glass 4 posts
Propagation 4 posts
Pacific Northwest Gardening 3 posts
Happy Birthday 3 posts
Orchids 3 posts
Daturas 3 posts
California Gardening 3 posts
Garden Shed 3 posts
Soap and Candle-making 3 posts
Equine Forum 3 posts
Antiques and Collectibles 3 posts
European Gardening 3 posts
Edible Fruits and Nut-bearing Plants 3 posts
Beekeeping 2 posts
Canning and Freezing 2 posts
Terrarium Gardening 2 posts
Entertaining 2 posts
Farm Life 2 posts
Palms and Cycads 2 posts
Cool Climate Gardening 2 posts
International Trading 2 posts
PlantFiles 2 posts
Homeschooling 1 post
Homesteading 1 post
Grass and Bamboo 1 post
Cars and Trucks 1 post
Round Robin Trading 1 post
Peonies 1 post
Computer Talk 1 post
Floors and Coverings 1 post
Welcome Home 1 post
Needle Arts 1 post

New Botanary Words

PlantFiles Activity:

710 new plants.
43 new descriptions were added.
85 new images were added.
1006 new content were checked off.

PlantFiles Additions:

Member Addition Description
TheEditor Comment Tomato 'Cherokee Purple'
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
TheEditor Comment Tomato 'Better Boy'
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
RipKo97 Comment Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea 'Homigo'
Hydrangea macrophylla
RipKo97 Comment Oriental Lily 'Stargazer'
Joy Comment Triphylla Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'
RipKo97 Comment Violet Sage, Ornamental Meadow Sage, Balkan Clary, Perennial Woodland Sage 'Blue Queen'
Salvia nemorosa
RipKo97 Comment Western Coneflower 'Black Beauty'
Rudbeckia occidentalis
RipKo97 Comment Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium 'Brookside'
BamaBelle Comment Brazilian Plume Flower 'Huntington'
Justicia carnea
terimac Comment Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia
Kelly333 Comment Tansy
Tanacetum vulgare
ladyannne Comment Clematis 'Vienetta' 'sieboldiana Vienetta'
Clematis Florida
Farmerdill Comment Onion 'Red Coral'
Allium cepa
Farmerdill Comment Broccoli 'Royal Chalice'
Brassica oleracea
Farmerdill Comment Cauliflower 'EM Geneva 780'
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Farmerdill Comment Cabbage 'Victor Boy'
Brassica oleracea var. capitata
cngodles Comment
Fargesia rufa
randyfb Comment Scopelogena
Scopelogena verruculata
doss Comment Tall Bearded Iris 'Man About Town'
Farmerdill Comment Cabbage 'Brandon'
Brassica oleracea var. capitata
aprilwillis Comment Mexican Plume, Orange Shrimp Plant
Justicia fulvicoma
kdestiny Comment Clematis 'Proteus'
Jacey484 Comment Viola 'Etain'
Viola Cornula
YeeFam Comment Weeping Lantana, Trailing Lantana 'Trailing Lavender'
Lantana montevidensis
cactus_lover Comment Poellnitzia
Poellnitzia rubriflora
Joy Comment Mexican Heather 'Caribbean Sunset'
Cuphea varia
Crowman Comment Mountain Ash
Sorbus pohuashanensis
msbobolink Comment Tall Bearded Iris 'Planned Treasure'
gcfq Comment Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine
Trachelospermum jasminoides
clairesn Comment Sweet Fennel, Anise, Florence Fennel, Finnochio
Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum
levidude69 Comment Arizona Cypress, Smooth Cypress
Cupressus arizonica
basilio Comment Rubber Tree 'Burgundy'
Ficus elastica
wallaby1 Comment Hard Shield fern
Polystichum aculeatum
swallowtailgard Comment Kanooka, Water Gum
Tristaniopsis laurina
scutler Comment Yarrow, Milfoil, Staunchweed, Sanguinary, Thousandleaf, Soldier's Woundwort 'Jungfrau'
JasperDale Comment Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Charles Grimaldi'
kimchifan Comment Guava 'Pink'
Psidium guajava
scutler Comment Yarrow, Milfoil, Staunchweed, Sanguinary, Thousandleaf, Soldier's Woundwort 'Snow Sport'
Achillea millefolium
kimchifan Comment Thai Basil, Ornamental Basil 'Siam Queen'
Ocimum thyrsiflora
jfwilharm Comment Loquat, Japanese Plum
Eriobotrya japonica
TheEditor Comment Tomato 'Beefmaster'
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
dmj1218 Comment White Prairie Clover
Dalea candida
dmj1218 Comment Pitcher Sage, Wild Blue Sage
Salvia azurea
Lilypon Image
Image of Passiflora
Amethyst Passion Flower, Passionflower 'Lavender Lady'
(Passiflora )
JamesCO Image
Image of Hosta sieboldiana
Hosta 'Elegans'
(Hosta sieboldiana)
kennedyh Image
Image of Hebe parviflora var. angustifolia

(Hebe parviflora var. angustifolia)
kennedyh Image
Image of Ozothamnus rodwayi
Rodway's Everlasting, Kerosene Bush
(Ozothamnus rodwayi)
Suze_ Image
Image of Salvia greggii
Autumn Sage 'Purple Pastel'
(Salvia greggii)
Suze_ Image
Image of Ocimum basilicum
Basil 'Sweet Genovese'
(Ocimum basilicum)
Lilypon Image
Image of Mazus reptans
Mazus 'Alba'
(Mazus reptans)
Terri1948 Image
Image of Iris
Intermediate Bearded Iris 'Dublin'
(Iris )
Terri1948 Image
Image of Iris
Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Clash'
(Iris )
Gabrielle Image
Image of Galium odoratum
Sweet Woodruff, Our Lady's Lace, Sweetscented Bedstraw
(Galium odoratum)
Gabrielle Image
Image of Vinca major
Variegated Greater Periwinkle 'Variegata'
(Vinca major)
JamesCO Image
Image of Tulipa
Single Late Tulip 'Cum Laude'
(Tulipa )
kniphofia Image
Image of Tagetes patula
French Marigold 'Little Hero Flame'
(Tagetes patula)
kniphofia Image
Image of Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum
'Regal Cheryl'
(Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum)
Todd_Boland Image
Image of Erythronium japonicum
Fawn Lily, Trout Lily
(Erythronium japonicum)
TomH3787 Image
Image of Escobaria missouriensis var. caespitosa
(Escobaria missouriensis var. caespitosa)
TomH3787 Image
Image of Acer rubrum
Variegated Red Maple 'Snow Fire'
(Acer rubrum)
bootandall Image
Image of Teucrium hyrcanicum
Caucasian Germander
(Teucrium hyrcanicum)
bootandall Image
Image of Camellia japonica
'Bernice Boddy'
(Camellia japonica)
EricInSF Image
Image of Ixia curta
Ixia curta
(Ixia curta)
EricInSF Image
Image of Satureja mexicana
Satureja mexicana
(Satureja mexicana)
allston Image
Image of Rosa
Floribunda Rose 'Chihuly™'
(Rosa )
allston Image
Image of Rosa
Hybrid Tea Rose 'Fragrant Cloud™'
(Rosa )
Image of Asarum europaeum
European Wild Ginger
(Asarum europaeum)
rshadlow Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Fancy Woman'
(Iris )
rshadlow Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Maharishi'
(Iris )
LawrenceM Image
Image of Tiarella cordifolia
Allegheny Foamflower, False Mitrewort, Running Foam Flower 'Spring Symphony'
(Tiarella cordifolia)
LawrenceM Image
Image of Anemone pavonina
(Anemone pavonina)
flowerfrenzy Image
Image of Iris
Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Island'
(Iris )
flowerfrenzy Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Sweetly Sung'
(Iris )
Ally_UT Image
Image of Moltkia aurea
(Moltkia aurea)
maozamom Image
Image of Hosta
Hosta 'Regal Splendor'
(Hosta )
Ally_UT Image
Image of Abronia nana
Dwarf Sand Verbena
(Abronia nana)
Tntigger Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Angel Girl'
(Iris )
Tntigger Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Dancing Fawn'
(Iris )
palmbob Image
Image of Parodia crassigibba

(Parodia crassigibba)
palmbob Image
Image of Parodia turecekiana
(Parodia turecekiana)
boneyween Image
Image of Hydrangea macrophylla
Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead 'Nikko Blue'
(Hydrangea macrophylla)
doss Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Ruth Simmons'
(Iris )
cricketsese Image
Image of Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Tomato 'Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter'
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
cricketsese Image
Image of Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Tomato 'Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter'
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
doss Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Hot Ziggedy'
(Iris )
dmj1218 Image
Image of Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Tomato 'Black Prince'
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Lillyz Image
Image of Hosta
Hosta 'Foxfire Flash'
(Hosta )
Xenomorf Image
Image of Opuntia microdasys var. pallida
Bunny Ears
(Opuntia microdasys var. pallida)
Xenomorf Image
Image of Echinocactus texensis
Horse Crippler, Devil's Head, Candy Cactus, Devil's Pincushion, Manacaballo, Monco Caballo, Viznaga
(Echinocactus texensis)
mgh Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Now and Later'
(Iris )
Joy Image
Image of Fuchsia
Triphylla Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'
(Fuchsia )
Joy Image
Image of Phygelius x rectus
Cape Fuschia 'Sunshine'
(Phygelius x rectus)
kell Image
Image of Sandersonia aurantiaca
Chinese Lantern Lily, Christmas Bells
(Sandersonia aurantiaca)
kell Image
Image of Rosa
Hybrid Tea Rose 'Perfect Moment'
(Rosa )
bkeziah Image
Image of Tradescantia bermudensis variegata

(Tradescantia bermudensis variegata)
Todd_Boland Image
Image of Alstroemeria ligtu subsp. simsii
Liuto, St. Martin's Lily
(Alstroemeria ligtu subsp. simsii)
Farmerdill Image
Image of Solanum tuberosum
Potato 'Kerpondy'
(Solanum tuberosum)
cactus_lover Image
Image of Haworthia decipiens var.decipiens
(Haworthia decipiens var.decipiens)
ladyannne Image
Image of Tragopogon porrifolius
Vegetable Oyster Plant, Salsify, Wild Quinine
(Tragopogon porrifolius)
tyler70006 Image
Image of Musella lasiocarpa
Chinese Yellow Banana, Golden Lotus Banana
(Musella lasiocarpa)
ladyannne Image
Image of Spiraea cantoniensis
Reeves Spirea, Double Bridal Wreath Spiraea
(Spiraea cantoniensis)
tyler70006 Image
Image of Amorphophallus bulbifer
Voodoo Lily
(Amorphophallus bulbifer)
kimkris88 Image
Image of Hemerocallis
Daylily 'Meadow Sprite'
(Hemerocallis )
kimkris88 Image
Image of Hemerocallis
Daylily 'Accepted Dare'
(Hemerocallis )
aprilwillis Image
Image of Justicia fulvicoma
Mexican Plume, Orange Shrimp Plant
(Justicia fulvicoma)
aprilwillis Image
Image of Justicia fulvicoma
Mexican Plume, Orange Shrimp Plant
(Justicia fulvicoma)
bbrookrd Image
Image of Viburnum carlesii
Koreanspice Viburnum
(Viburnum carlesii)
Jacey484 Image
Image of Viola Cornula
Viola 'Etain'
(Viola Cornula)
cactus_lover Image
Image of Echinocereus triglochidiatus var, mojavensis
(Echinocereus triglochidiatus var, mojavensis)
gcfq Image
Image of Trachelospermum jasminoides
Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine
(Trachelospermum jasminoides)
averybird Image
Image of Tulipa kaufmanniana
Waterlily Tulip 'Stresa'
(Tulipa kaufmanniana)
averybird Image
Image of Tulipa kaufmanniana
Waterlily Tulip 'Stresa'
(Tulipa kaufmanniana)
irmaly Image
Image of Geranium phaeum
Dusky Cranesbill, Mourning Widow 'Samobor'
(Geranium phaeum)
Mike_G Image
Image of Campanula zoysii
Crimped Bellflower, Zoi's Bellflower
(Campanula zoysii)
RWhiz Image
Image of Calandrinia grandiflora
Rock Purslane
(Calandrinia grandiflora)
RWhiz Image
Image of Drosanthemum floribundum
Rosea Ice Plant
(Drosanthemum floribundum)
willmetge Image
Image of Mahonia aquifolium
Oregon Grape, Oregon Grape Holly, Holly-leaved Barberry
(Mahonia aquifolium)
wallaby1 Image
Image of Polystichum aculeatum
Hard Shield fern
(Polystichum aculeatum)
Clare_CA Image
Image of Iris
Louisiana Iris 'Black Gamecock'
(Iris )
daylily970 Image
Image of Hosta
Hosta 'Little Wonder'
(Hosta )
daylily970 Image
Image of Hosta
Hosta 'Golden Sceptor'
(Hosta )
puttytat Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Overseas'
(Iris )
wallaby1 Image
Image of Polystichum aculeatum
Hard Shield fern
(Polystichum aculeatum)
puttytat Image
Image of Iris
Tall Bearded Iris 'Years Of Plenty'
(Iris )
CSGirl Image
Image of Fritillaria imperialis
Crown Imperial Fritillaria
(Fritillaria imperialis)
Big_Red Image
Image of Phaseolus vulgaris
Bush Bean 'Provider (purple seed)'
(Phaseolus vulgaris)
Big_Red Image
Image of Brassica oleracea
Broccoli 'Premium Crop'
(Brassica oleracea)
scutler Image
Image of Achillea
Yarrow, Milfoil, Staunchweed, Sanguinary, Thousandleaf, Soldier's Woundwort 'Jungfrau'
(Achillea )

Garden Watchdog Activity:

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

Member Addition Description
Debsroots Positive Violet Gallery
marylandmama Neutral Bluestone Perennials
pamshands Positive Annie's Annuals
saditya Positive Mary's Plant Farm Nursery
pina_la_nina Positive St. Lawrence Nurseries
jasonsherry Positive AZ Ponds & Supplies, Inc. (Al Zimmer's Ponds & Supplies)
TuddyE Positive Carino Nurseries
cgarrison Positive Paradise Nursery
buddyeight Negative No Thyme Productions
thursdays Negative Miller Nurseries
aikobird Negative Bluestone Perennials
nibley Positive Touch of Nature, Inc.
aikobird Negative aGardenPlace.com
rosepo Negative Daylily Paradise (Veychek Gardens & Nursery Inc.)
LMB Positive House Plants 4 Less
SnoopyPuppy Positive Select Seeds Antique Flowers
Rhinodogg Positive Direct Gardening
brokenbar Negative Hirt's Greenhouse & Flowers
myloki Positive Rick's Custom Nursery
ColoradoBird Negative Bluestone Perennials
bbrookrd Positive Miller Nurseries
bbrookrd Positive Botany Store
AnjC Positive Rosy Dawn Gardens
tandarat Positive Plow & Hearth
bbrookrd Positive Foxfire Gardens
bbrookrd Positive White Flower Farm
americanwoman Positive Gardener's Supply Company
texas_rose_mom Positive The Uncommon Rose
K_Stormbringer Positive Burgess Seed
lab706 Negative Direct Gardening
abbysmom Positive New Hampshire Hostas
elizadream1007 Positive Seed Sprout Nursery
JanePA Positive Manatawny Creek Farm

Garden Bookworm Activity:

3 new books were added to the database.
2 new ratings/comments were added to the database.

Member Addition Description
RuTemple Positive The Bountiful Container
RuTemple Positive Western Garden Book

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