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The white branches reach into the winter sky, making a stark contrast to the dark gray trunks of the other forest residents. A streak of light among the dreary sameness. Like the painted ponies of the Native Americans, the Sycamore tree is an unexpected splash of excitement in the uniform monotones of the commonplace landscape.
Growing up in the sandhills of northwest Florida, I was blessed to have the freedom to roam the woods. One of my favorite places to walk was a stand of longleaf pines on the west side of our property. An uninterrupted stroll through a stand of longleaf pines, the piney woods to old-time southern folks, is a true pleasure.
This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Feeling the urge to spend more time in the greenhouse these days? Put that time to good use and tidy it up while you're out there.
1796: Then U.S. Vice-President Thomas Jefferson ordered 20 bushels of cowpeas from Edward Rutlage and gave instructions for shipping them to him. In its day, Jefferson's gardens at Monticello introduced many new fruits and vegetables to America and abroad.
1865: Herbert John Webber, American plant physiologist, was born at Lawton, Michigan. He later became Professor Emeritus of Subtropical Horticulture of the University of California and coined the word "clone" in 1903.
1872: Herman Montague Rucker Rupp, Australian botanist, was born at Port Fairy, Victoria. He would botanize with Sir Ferdinand Mueller.