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Autumn is a transition period from the actively live garden to winter dormancy. The change of the season also brings changes to your plants, some of which are good changes. For instance, the deep colors of maple trees as they enter their winter sleep, sloughing off leaves that turn almost any hue on the color wheel.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: In the northern hemisphere, the sun is setting faster these days. Enjoy the approaching season, and welcome it with bright new fall wreath on your door.
1765: The Franklinia alatamaha (named for Benjamin Franklin) plant was discovered by John and William Bartram along the Altamaha River in Georgia.
1874: Leroy Abrams, American botanist, was born at Sheffield, Iowa. He would become Assistant Curator of Plants at the United Stated National Museum, then Professor Emeritus of Botany at Stanford University. Many species are named in his honor.
1890: Yosemite National Park was created by Congress to preserve the curiosities and wonders in their natural condition.
1890: President Benjamin Harrison approved transferring the duties of the weather service to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1953: Ohio chose the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), as their state bird in 1933. The decision was effective in 1953.
1976: Kosampi Park, a 125-acre botanical garden on the bank of the River Chi in Thailand, was announced as an arboretum.
2009: The Argia vivida, the vivid dancer damselfly, becomes the official State Insect of Nevada. In a contest among the fourth grade classes throughout the state, three students from John R. Beatty Elementary School, submitted the winning essay. They stated that this insect is silver and blue, (Nevada's state colors) found throughout the state,and is beneficial to the economy and the quality of life of the residents. It is also the only damselfly among the 55 insects listed among the other states, making it unique, just like Nevada.