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After gardening for a few decades, you gain wisdom and insight through trial and error and sometimes through just plain luck. Although trends come and go, gardening never gets old (even though we do). I would like to pass along some ideas for items and methods I have tried and enjoyed over the years of experimenting at the start of the garden season.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Check the moon phases before starting those seeds. A few days can make a big difference in the vigor of your seedlings.
1613: Andre le Notre, French landscape architect, was born. He would serve as gardener to King Louis XIV and help construct the park of the Palace of Versailles and extend the westward vista of the Tuileries.
1732: Joseph Gartner, German botanist, was born in Calw. He would publish "De fructibus et seminibus plantarum."
1912: The Girl Scouts organization was formed as a counterpart to the Boy Scouts of America. The organization began in Savannah, Georgia by Juliette Gordon Low; its goal was to teach values to girls and young women through activities such as camping, community service, etc.
1928: In California, the St. Francis dam burst, sending a 78-foot (23.8 m) wall of water to the Pacific Ocean 54 miles away, killing an estimated 600 people, although the exact count is not known.