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It's not a secret I share often, and I must be careful who knows, but I love to weed. The compulsion is irresistible. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy planting and deadheading very much. I like turning over dirt for a brand new flower bed. But I love weeding. There. My confession is now in black and white.
East, West, North or South, Lavender Festivals are a popular summer celebration in all parts of the country. Purple fields, intoxicated bees and the wonderful smell of lavender wafting through the air await you.
Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)... Read more »
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Los Angeles, Ca.
10m high by 15m wide, light gray mostly smooth bark.
Leaves radiate from branch end like liquidambar or plumeria, 7-10 leaflets, each leaflet up to 25cm long by 10cm wide, light green, elliptic, View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: As the temperatures begin to gently descend, it's time to fire up the grill or oven and get busy roasting vegetables. Tomatoes and peppers can be roasted and pureed for sauce, or slip off the skins and freeze for soups and stews this winter.
1819: John Lewin, Australian artist and naturalist died. He was buried at Botany Bay.
1883: A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa destroyed most of the island and caused tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people.
1998: India's government banned the sale of mustard oil after some deaths due to dropsy, associated with its use, were reported. The ban was lifted a few weeks later.