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‘Tis the season for pretty gift boxes promising Amaryllis for growing indoors. This time of year, boxes of bulb kits line the shelves of upscale nurseries and big box stores, sometimes even grocery checkout lanes. For a mere $4.99, $9.99 or $14.99, depending on store, location, but largely upon beauty of the box, they offer springtime anytime. Of course, you may only get half what you pay for, and the box tells half the story.
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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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I was gifted an "orchid tree" Bauhinia spp. last spring. It was approximately 6" tall. It is now 4' tall and on my porch. It has always been potted. This tree is tropical and won't take heavy frosts/freezes. It appears View Responses (6 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Feeling the need to nurture? Take that bedraggled African violet from the discount rack and nurse it back to health.
1730: Johann Hedwig, botanist, was born in Romania. He would become professor of medicine and botany at Leipzig, and director of the botanical garden.
1765: Eli Whitney, American inventor, was born in Westborough, Massachusetts. He would become famous for inventing the cotton gin, which allowed cotton to become a profitable crop in the southern U.S.
1840: South Australia's Agricultural Society staged their first show in the Fordham Hotel yard in Adelaide.
1932: Gertrude Jekyll, British landscape architect, died at age 89. She created more than 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the U.S., and was renowned for the English garden border design. Read more here.
1981: George Frederik Papenfuss died in his sleep after working the day before. He was Professor of Botany Emeritus at University of California, Berkley.