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A Passing Glimpse - Identifying Plants at 60 MPH, by Kelli Kallenborn

"I often see flowers from a passing car that are gone before I can tell what they are." Thus begins one of my favorite poems, "A Passing Glimpse" by Robert Frost. How many times have you, like Robert Frost, been curious about a plant and frustrated because you cannot go back and find out what it was? That used to happen to me a lot, but with time I have gotten better at identifying plants from the car and I am going to share with you some tips.

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PlantFiles: Siberian Iris 'On Mulberry Street' (Iris sibirica)

Siberian Iris 'On Mulberry Street'

(Iris sibirica)

The breeders, Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, have written: "Wide, overlapping falls are wine red, blue-violet and purple...
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Leuthardt Nurseries, Inc

Review by garden100x100:

I was sorry to see the negative reviews. Henry died in late 2009 which may have contributed to the 2010 problems. They are...
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BirdFiles: Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

Tufted Titmouse

(Baeolophus bicolor)

Just recently discovered this bird at the sunflower feeder the other day, the first time I have ever seen them. They are...
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BugFiles: Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

Great Golden Digger Wasp

(Sphex ichneumoneus)

I found one of these on my garbage can. I assume it was injured because it was lying on its back moving it's legs around...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Bear Creek Preserve

5 stars
This is a 3,412 acre preserve of forest and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed that is the Pocono Plateau...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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Shagbark hickory

I recently posted about a huge oak which was blown over in a recent storm earlier this summer, lamenting the $5000 price tag to remove the fallen carcass. Workmen finally started the job yesterday - a crew of 6 men working
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  Today in history: September 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Is your spouse or a kid acting squirrely? You may find they accidentally damaged a prize plant, but wait for them to spill the beans. Meanwhile, do what you can to minimize the trauma to the plant with careful pruning, but don't fertilize unless you've got many weeks of frost-free weather on the horizon.

1868: Ernest Leonard (EL) Luther was born near Hart, Michigan. In 1912, he became the first Extension Agent or “county agricultural representative” in Wisconsin, supported by Oneida county; the second paid extension agent position in the U.S.

1885: London recorded its earliest snowfall ever.

1898: Botanist and naturalist John Muir visited Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. He was enthralled with the view, and despite ill health, began to dance and sing for joy.

1993: Dr. F. Raymond Forsberg, Botanist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, died at home in Falls Church, Virginia, at age 85. He published more than 600 papers on taxonomy, ecology and conservation.

2010: The world's largest pumpkin pie was baked in New Bremen, Ohio. It weighted 3,699 pounds and contained over 1,200 pounds of canned pumpkin puree.

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