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Cabbage is a well-known vegetable, valuated for its taste and for its medicinal properties. But did you know there is a specific time for harvesting and pickling it, in the fall, for making sauerkraut? In Romania, we're setting the cabbage for fermenting two months before using it as sauerkraut.
Spring was a mad rush, summer was a long, hot slog. The yard work had no end in sight. But when chilly days arrive and all the plants are put to bed, we just want to enjoy the garden a bit longer. Bring on the fire! Adding a firepit extends and enhances the usefulness and beauty of your outdoor living spaces.
I'm new to hosta fever, so need all the knowledge and advice I can get. This book explains a great deal about caring for... Read more »
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I've tried every which way to identify this flowering bush with no luck (regional plant books, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website, reverse image search on Google). The View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Your orchids look beautiful and you are rightfully proud. But let your friends notice them without you pointing them out and fishing for a compliment.
1776: Pierre-Philippe-André Levêque de Vilmorin, French horticulturist, was born. He would establish Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, which became a leading supplier of plants; he also converted a former hunting lodge of Louis XIV of France into the Arboretum Vilmorin.
1827: Henri Ernest Baillon, French botanist and physician, was born in Calais. He would publish numerous works on botany, including the "Dictionnaire de botanique".
1858: The first continuous-threaded jar closure was patented by John Mason; it has become known as a Mason Jar.
1907: Pike Place Market opens in Seattle, WA. It is one of the oldest continually operated farmer's markets in the U.S.
1922: Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour, Scottish botanist, died at age 69. He followed his father into the field of botany and transformed the botanical gardens at Edinburgh.