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Dave's Garden is the hands-down favorite website of gardeners around the world. Our articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 143 forums, and identify your plants, pests, birds and butterflies. Here's what's happening right now in Dave's Garden...

TODAY'S FEATURES

Corral Tomatoes With These Tomato Cage Alternatives, by

Tired of dealing with wimpy wire cages? So are we.

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The Ziplock® Orchard, by Lois Tilton

For many people, the greatest drawback to growing fruit in their garden is the necessity to spray, spray, spray in order to keep pests from spoiling the fruit. One solution is bagging the fruit instead.

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PLANTFILES:

PlantFiles: Siberian Iris 'Blue King' (Iris sibirica)

Siberian Iris 'Blue King'

(Iris sibirica)

This iris has very attractive foliage all summer. Planted by a pond, Blue King does not get floppy, so even when the beautiful...
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GARDEN WATCHDOG:

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MrMaple (Nichol's Nursery)

Review by annewilliams:

Received my order today. Fast friendly service. Trees arrived in excellent shape. Ordering was easy. It is a pleasure to...
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BIRDFILES:

BirdFiles: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild Turkey

(Meleagris gallopavo)

In the last 20 years, wild turkeys have become a common sight here in Boston. Walking down streets and sidewalks, they sometimes...
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BUGFILES:

BugFiles: White Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

White Lined Sphinx

(Hyles lineata)

Didn't know this beautiful creature existed until the moment I came "face to face" with this loud hummer in Austin, TX in...
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GO GARDENING:

Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

McKaig Nature Education Center

5 stars
A beautiful forest property with two creeks and 6 trails for walking through the woods of oak, beech, hickory, tuliptrees,...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Southern Living Garden Book: The Complete Encyclopedia of More Than 5,000 Southern Plants

Review by joannspearsrn:

Got it for $5 from Amazon, used. Best garden money I ever spent....
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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!

TODAY IN THE FORUMS

Need ID help

These are growing in my flower bed but I don\'t know what they are. Are they weeds?
Sorry for the sideways pics. If you need better pics, let me know.
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  Today in history: June 16  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: No one wants to say anything that might hurt your feelings, but you might be getting just a little obsessive about the containers on the deck. Stop moving the pots and just enjoy the combinations you planted.

1867: Charles Vancouver Piper, Canadian botanist, was born at Victoria, B.C. He would write the several books on the flora of the region.

1882: In Dubuque, Iowa, hailstones measuring 17 inches and weighing 1.75 pounds are recorded.

1904: Obie MacAroon, self-taught horticulturist, was born near Trout Lake, Washington. He would conduct experiments in rutabaga hybridization, and found the Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute.

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