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Poinsettia has become a symbol of Christmas and it is even called the Christmas star. Everyone wants to have one on their Christmas dinner table and even more for decorating their homes. I am one of those who have fallen in love with this plant ever since I first saw it, but, unfortunately, I couldn't have a real poinsettia back then. I wasn't discouraged though - I just made a few fake ones which decorated my home that Christmas.
If you enjoy cooking – and eating – you know the remarkable difference between using fresh herbs and dried herbs in your food. Fresh herbs give your food more flavor, wonderful aroma and added complexity. Growing your own herbs in a windowsill garden is a great way to keep that freshness in your cooking all year round.
What an awesome book....I have done strawbale gardening in the past here in northeast Ohio,,,,with mixed results....this... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Decorating for the holidays? If you're deciding between real and artificial boughs, choose both. A few branches or sprigs of the real thing can add the fragrance you're looking for.
1761: Nikolaus Thomas Host, botanist and physician, was born in Riume (Croatia). He would collect plants for the Emperor of Austria, and published a number of books. The genus Hosta is named for him.
1871: Henry Arms Field, American seedsman, was born in Iowa. He would found the Henry Field Seed Company in 1907, whose motto was "Seeds that Yield are Sold by Field." He was also a pioneer in broadcast radio, with a station on top of his seed house.
1886: Alfred Joyce Kilmer, American journalist, poet and author of "Trees", was born in New Brunswick New Jersey. He would write many poems about the beauty of nature before being killed as a soldier during the first World War.
1931: Catharine Furbish died. An American botanist, she spent almost 40 years traveling and painting very accurate watercolors of the flora of the state of Maine.
1959: Alexander William Evans, horticulturist, died at age 91. He was Professor of Botany Emeritus and Curator of the Herbarium at Yale University.