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With all the concern about chemicals leaching from non-stick cooking surfaces into our food, there has been a resurgence of interest in cooking in cast iron pans. Many people have remembered the old cast iron cookware stashed somewhere in their basement or attic, perhaps handed down from their parents or grandparents, and gazed in dismay at the results of neglect. Don't give up on that rusty, crusty pan! You can restore it, using ingredients that most gardeners and cooks keep on hand in the pantry!
Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook.... Read more »
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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.
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!
0000: Today's Hortiscope: You may have a diplomat's tact with colleagues and friends, but when it comes to aphids and roses, don't beat around the bush. A blast of water and some insecticidal soap is a direct and forceful way to deal with them.
1800: Henry Shaw, philanthropist and botanist was born in Sheffield, England. The family hardware business took him to America where he landed in St. Louis, Missouri. He commissioned his Tower Grove House, which later evolved into the Missouri Botanical Garden.
1870: Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., American landscape architect, was born on Staten Island, New York. He would work as an apprentice to his father on the Biltmore Estate and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago before establishing Harvard's training program in landscape architecture.
1935: Chicago reached 100 F.
1971: The Oxford Botanic Garden celebrated its 350th anniversary. It was established as a physic garden in 1621 by Henry Danvers, the first Earl of Danby, and is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain, and the third oldest scientific garden in the world.
1992: The United States Postal Service introduced 50 new stamps, which contained each state's official wildflower.
2006: With input from Dave's Garden members, BugFiles database was launched, creating a large database of insects and spiders, with photos and observational notes shared by enthusiasts around the globe.