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Gardeners often encounter unique and colorful insects in their gardens. The trick is to know which ones are friends and which ones are foes. This series of articles will help identify some of the most unusual ones and give you a peek into their lives.
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: Check for standing water around your property and either dispose of it, or treat it to prevent mosquito larvae.West Nile virus is a late-summer problem that we can minimize by being diligent.
1770: Captain James Cook claimed New South Wales for the British crown.
1813: Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist and illustrator died. The greatest ornithologist prior to Audubon, whom Wilson met in 1810 in Kentucky.
1856: John West, Australian horticulturist and irrigation pioneer, was born at Armstrongs Diggings, Mount Ararat, Victoria. He would promote fruit and vine culture when rust destroyed the local wheat crop and used intensive cultivation to plant 20,000 trees, currants, grapes and tomatoes from a 22-acre farm.
1893: The Botanical Society of America was formed with 25 charter members, including L.H. Bailey, Frederick Colville, and other notable botanists of the day.
1933: The Herb Society of America was formally organized in Ipswich, Massachusetts, with seven founding members. Its purpose is to further the knowledge and use of herbs.
1955: Hail fell to a depth of 1 foot in Rushmore, Minnesota.