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Let's go for a walk. I know of a place you will like. The trail grades from chaparral to woodland. Ferns grow green in the deep shade but in the light, dappled shade under the gnarled live oaks, crimson pitcher sage grows.
Gardens are more than just plants. We enhance the yard by installing paths, decks and patios, support structures for vines, fences, markers, benches and more. Many cast-off items are useful for creating some of these common garden additives. You may even find the materials in your own garage or basement. Even an old wooden chair adds charm when painted a bright color and used as a plant stand for a bounty of flowers. You can feel good about your choice of materials and promote a cycle of renewal and recycling.
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: Don't forget to wear your green today. If all else fails, tuck a fern under your arm to ward off stray pinches.
1751: Anders (Andreas) Dahl, Swedish botanist, was born. He would study under Linnaeus; the Dahlia flower is named for him.
1828: Sir James Edward Smith, English botanist, died at Norwich, at age 68. He was one of the founders of the Linnean Society and published "English Botany", "Natural History of the Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia" (the earliest book on American insects), "Flora Brittanica" and "An Introduction to Botany."
1831: William Marriott Canby, American botanist was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He would specialize in insectivorous plants, including the Venus Flytrap. Several species are named for him.
1939: The Sabal Palmetto became the official state tree of South Carolina.
1943: Connecticut's General Assembly chose the Turdus migratorius, commonly known as the American robin, its state bird, winning out over the ruby-crowned kinglet.