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Tiny violet flowers - smelling heavenly - pop out delicately through the dry leaves in the woods, soon after spring has settled. No wonder they were called sweet, because not only the taste, but their whole appearance and their scent are sweet. Poets write about them, singers sing about them and men all over the world have been offering them to their sweethearts to express their love, from old times.
GMOs affect every aspect of the web of life – and never in a good way. A recent count on the Monarch butterfly at their wintering grounds in Mexico has found them to be at the lowest number ever recorded – a decline of 59 percent. Such a reduction in numbers creates the danger of extinction for these majestic creatures. This drastic decline is linked to the use genetically modified crops and habitat loss.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Even as your favorite perennials start to put in an appearance with the promise of blooms later, it's time to plan this year's garden. Think about trying some different annual flowers; they're only around for a season, so there's little risk and the potential for great reward.
1766: Jane Colden, American botanist, died a few days before her 42nd birthday. According to Asa Gray, she was the first female botanist working in America; she botanized in the lower Hudson River Valley area. She developed a method of making ink impression of leaves and was a skilled illustrator.
1873: John Torrey, American botanist, died at the age of 76. Torrey published several botanical books; the Torreya genus and numerous species are named in his honor.
1876: Arlow Burdette Stout, American botanist, was born in Ohio. He would become renown for his work in hybridizing daylilies and published a monograph on the genus. In recognition of his work, the American Hemerocallis Society created the Stout Award in his honor in 1950.
1882: Sir Charles Wyville Thomson, Scottish naturalist and lecturer on botany at King's College Aberdeen, died at age 52.
1918: The "Southern Farmer", a semi-monthly publication began today in Poteau, Oklahoma, the hometown of its editor, J.E. Fleming.
1947: The Black Hills spruce (Picea glauca) was adopted as the official state tree of South Dakota.
1947: North Dakota adopted the American elm (Ulmus americana) as its official state tree; it shares this state emblem with Massachusetts.
1949: Vermont adopted the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) as its official state tree, a few days after West Virginia voted to adopt it as their state tree. Wisconsin would join them a few months later, and New York in 1956.