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This year I decided to weigh my vegetable harvest. This is one step in my goal to become more self-sufficient with our food source and improve my vegetable gardening skills and soil building abilities. The idea came from The Path to Freedom, a website that documents an adult family of four and their path to self-sufficiency in Pasadena, California. They weigh their harvest which will help them better estimate the next year's budget – they eat what they grow and sell the excess for income.
This article tells of an activity I took up at the end of last year that continues today, even though I am still a beginner at birding. Birding has become a popular verb in our collective vocabulary, a pastime usually associated with retired folks. However, birding can be fun for all ages due to our natural curiosity with these fascinating creatures.
I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then... Read more »
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Please help me identify for a friend. It's in her mother's yard in South Georgia, Sumter County, near Ellaville I believe. Very tall, @ 10 feet. Small yellow flowers going up the stalk.....October blooming.. View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: A bag of Epsom salts from the health and beauty section can be used to change the soil pH around your hydrangeas and blueberries, as well as to soak those aching feet after a day in the garden.
1818: Olof Peter Swartz, Swedish botanist and taxonomist, died two days before his 56th birthday. He studied under Linnaeus and collected about 6,000 specimens, now held by the Swedish Museum of Natural History. He specialized in orchid taxonomy and classified 25 genera.
1840: Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, scientist, died at the age of 56. He was professor of Botany at Transylvania University in Kentucky, and wrote "Medical Flora, a Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America."
1875: The Cincinnati Zoological Garden (now Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden) opened its doors.
1937: The Oakes Garden Theatre at Niagara Falls was opened to the public. It was built in the form of an amphitheatre and boasts rock gardens, a fan-shaped pergola, lily ponds and formal gardens.