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This article explores edible palms and their fruits. Date palms were probably the first trees cultivated for their food. This article serves as an introduction to date palms and the varieties of dates available.
Most enjoyable among my gardening experiences are those involving the sense of smell. At no time other than spring is the garden such a treasury of olfactory experiences. Spring gradually merges into summer, and one plant after another blooms and adds to the miscellany of pleasurable scents.
Really useful book on room and window gardening. This is a vintage title from the 1920s that has been republished as an ebook.... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Patience is a virtue, especially for gardeners. Rome wasn't built in a day and some of your plants are going to take time to mature and bloom, too.
1887: William Ferguson, British botanist and entomologist, died at the age of 67. He studied the flora and insect life of Ceylon, and published his findings.
1916: Botanist Robert F. Griggs, working for the National Geographic Society, passed beyond Katmai Pass in Alaska. He would later write, "The first glance was enough to demonstrate that we had found a miracle of nature which, when known, would be ranked with the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and other marvels..." His discovery began the movement to create Katmai National Monument.
1976: A thunderstorm dumped 10 inches of rain into the canyon of the Big Thompson River of northeast Colorado. The resulting flash flood swept 25 miles from Estes Park to Loveland, killing 156 campers and tourists.
1996: Mexico's hottest-ever temperature was recorded in Mexicali, when temperatures reached 126°F (52.0 °C).
2001: An August challenge to "grow" the Plants Database (now PlantFiles) was issued. It concluded on August 31, and winners were announced on September 5.