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This is a brief article about one of the most prehistoric of all landscape plants for warmer climates. These can also be grown successfully in pots in cooler climates for those who want a little dinosaur-age foliage in their greenhouse or summer patio. There are few better plants for investment value as well- cycads will only go up in value with age and size. And, thankfully, beauty also increases with value as well.
Springtime is my favorite time of year, especially since that's when my springtime favoritesólittle wild violas and violetsópop up all over the neighborhood to rival their hybridized cousins, the pansies, in form and beauty.
This book really opened my eyes. I heard the author speak at the Mount Cuba Center in Delaware and got hooked. It seems... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: If a photographer friend is looking for a scenic place for a spring photo shoot, offer your garden. What better way to enjoy the blooms than seeing them accent some lovely outdoor photos?
1886: Lilla Irvin Leach, self-taught American botanist, was born in Barlow, Oregon. She would help establish a botany department in the Eugene, Oregon school system, and several species are named for her.
1906: Joseph Monier, French botanist, died at the age of 82. He was a French gardener who received a patent for an iron-reinforced concrete trough.
1961: The bur oak tree (Quercus macrocarpa) was designated the official state tree by the Iowa general assembly.
1979: Marianas adopted the Frangipani, known locally as Flores mayo (Plumeria acuminata, a synonym for Plumeria rubra) as its national flower.
1997: Utah declared the cherry its official state fruit; both sweet and tart cherries are grown in the state.