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I've long been a fan of butternut eating, but more recently consider myself as something of a pro at growing these winter squash in the casual home garden. Care to read my words of wisdom on both aspects of butternutticity?
I used to think that houseplants were special species that could only live indoors. Then I began to place a few of them outdoors to see how they would fare. Likewise, I once grew a pumpkin plant indoors during cold weather. Here is my tale of growing things in exchanged settings.
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I took this picture several months ago in a small public garden where I volunteer in Gainesville, Georgia.
I think it is Triatoma sanguisuga, aka the kissing bug. T. sanguisuga is a type of Assassin bug, known to View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Take a break from holiday finery and eat a picnic dinner on paper plates tonight. Be sure to recycle or compost the disposable plates and utensils!
1794: Ezra Michener, American botanist, was born in London Grove Township, Pennsylvania. He would specialize in cryptogams.
1826: Dr. Clarke Abel, British surgeon and naturalist, died in Calcutta. He collected specimens and seeds in China; the Abelia genus is named for him.
1849: Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-born author, was born at Manchester, England. She would later move to America and write several beloved children's classics, including "The Secret Garden."
1885: Jean Etienne Duby, Swiss botanist and priest, died at age 87 in Founex. He is best known for his work on cryptogams; Java moss (Vesicularia dubyana) is named for him.
1923: Henry Mitchell, American author, was born. He would begin writing a popular gardening column titled "Earthman" for the Washington Post in 1973. Read more here.
1965: Peter Hunt helped found the Garden History Society at the Royal Horticultural Society's New Hall. The society promotes the study of the history of gardening, and promotes the conservation of historic parks and gardens.
1998: An announcement was made that plants were being reclassified according to DNA, a 7-year effort led by Mark Chase of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Kare Bremer at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and Peter Stevens of Harvard University, U.S.