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National Events Calendar
March 06, 2008
Where is the link to the National Events Calendar? I would like to submit two events for California.
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Maintenance policy for Ask Mr. Smarty Plants
February 04, 2008
Greetings, I am a volunteer at the University of Washington’s Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural library. I am currently developing a maintenance policy for our database of gardening questions and ...
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Thank you Mr. Smarty Plants
October 30, 2007
No question, just wanted to thank Barbara Medford for her most informative and entertaining reply to my Oct. 2 question on the elimation of nutsedge. THANK YOU!
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Comment on Doug Shermans photography
March 29, 2007
This is actually not a question. I just wanted to comment on Doug Sherman's photographs. I am working on a native garden presentation and his pictures are amazing. I love the way he captures the f...
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True date for Earth Day
March 09, 2006
My grandson asked me to verify the correct date for Earth Day 2006. Sites on the internet say (a) Earth Day USA is April 22, 2006. (b) International Earth Day is M...
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Links to geographical zones
February 06, 2006
A link page to similar sites would be helpful. Rather than 8 "geographical zones" how about by real zones; I live in California at 8000 feet. I know I can use the Rocky Mt. Zone to a degree, but al...
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Obtaining a list of Texas native plants
February 16, 2005
I'm a member of the Lindheimer Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (New Braunfels area) and wanted to get a list of Texas Native Plants for our Chapter to use as our guideline of what is nat...
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Articles on landscaping with native plants in Kansas
August 18, 2004
I work for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka, Kansas and would like to receive information on growing native wildflowers. I have a catalog titled "Wildflower Favorites" that was pub...
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Why use native plants
March 14, 2004
Why use native plants?
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