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Lost Heritage: The Southern Seed Legacy heirloom crops of the South rediscovered!, by Glynis Ward



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Cotton; A Globally Important Plant, by Melody Rose

One of the most important plants in human history isn't an edible, however it has influenced civilization for thousands of years. Cotton has played an important role in many cultures and is still an economic asset even today.

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PlantFiles: White Horsenettle (Solanum elaeagnifolium)

White Horsenettle

(Solanum elaeagnifolium)

While this plant is indeed noxious and very hard to get rid of, it's excellent for xeriscaping. The major catch is that your...
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Shady Acre Perennials

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I have had all great experiences with this company. I have placed several orders with them for a variety of Hostas. Every...
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BirdFiles: Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)

Black-chinned Hummingbird

(Archilochus alexandri)

I love these little hummers. They arrive in Albuquerque in mid-May, and stay around through September. I have feeders up,...
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BugFiles: Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

(Labidomera clivicollis)

I initially saw just a couple of these bugs feeding on my milkweed and thought they were pretty and harmless so I left them...
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Talmage Farm Agway

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Time to update the last review... As of late the selections continue to be above average but the condition of the plants...
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GARDEN BOOKWORM:

Gardening Book: The Random House Book of Roses

The Random House Book of Roses

Review by lancer23:

A must have for rose lovers. Detailed photos with leaves, buds, attached to the blooms making identifying roses much more...
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Unknown palm tree South Florida

We sure do have a lot of palms in Florida! This one kind of reminds me of a cabbage/sabal but the fronds whorl and are circular in the center...unlike a sabal. Anyone have a clue or can point me in the right direction?
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  Today in history: October 25  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Fresh apples and pumpkins abound. Go ahead, buy enough to make a pie or other homemade treat for your family.

1789: S. Heinrich Schwabe, German botanist and astronomist, was born in Dessau. After a brief career as apothecary, he would discover the sunspot cycle and draw Jupiter's great red spot.

1822: James Sowerby, English naturalist and illustrator, died at the age of 65. His illustrations appeared in Curtis's Botanical Magazine as well as in A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland.

1997: Raymond Hollenson, American botanist, died. He was professor of botany and curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

1997: Strong winds, exceeding 120 miles per hour, flattened approximately 20,000 acres of trees in the Routt National Forest in Colorado.

2007: Jesse Eldrid of Rhinebeck, New York, recorded the largest amaranth (Amaranthus). It was 8.48 meters (27 feet, 10 inches) tall.

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