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Everyone knows Lilacs, those lush shrubs with sprays of blossoms among heart-shaped leaves--a true heritage plant. With origins in Europe and Asia, Lilacs came to America with the first settlers in New England. In fact, Lilacs at the Governor Wentworth estate in New Hampshire are believed to have been planted around 1750. Hardy and forgiving, these deciduous ornamentals are often the only remaining hint that a field or city lot once supported a home or farm.
Many poets include botanical imagery in their works. One of my favorite poets, William Wordsworth, a romantic poet who lived from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s), allowed botany and nature to play a large part in his work. One of his poem stars one of my favorite flowers – the humble daffodil.
I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: In the heady rush of spring, it's easy to buy the first blooming plants you see. But make sure they will fit the spot where you plan to place them, and pair them with plants that will bloom later in order to extend the blooming season.
1516: Konrad (Conrad) Gessner, Swiss naturalist, was born. In 1559, Gessner would introduce tulips from Constantinople to Holland and Germany, which ultimately led to the Tulipomannia craze. Gesneriads, a group of plants that include African violets are named for him.
1863: James Drummond, Scottish-born botanist, died at the age of 76, at Hawthornden. Drummond and his family settled in Australia where he established a public garden within the Swan River colony. He wrote a series of articles on the "Botany of the Northwestern District of Western Australia", which were republished by Hooker.
1895: Spain's first Arbor Day was celebrated by King Alfonso planting a pine sapling in Madrid to commemorate the day.
1973: The first National Agriculture Day was celebrated in the U.S. In the past, it was designated to occur on the first day of spring and more recently has been moved to coincide with other activities taking place in Washington D.C.
2003: Ted Hole, Canadian nurseryman, died at age 76. He and his wife Lois E. Hole owned Hole's Greenhouses & Gardens in Alberta, Canada.