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Finding the Right Apple for Your Recipe, by Shannon McKee

Step up your apple game by learning more about some of the varieties you can find at your local markets or plant in your personal orchard.

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Preserving the Bounty, a Summary of Food Preservation (Part 3), by Paul Rodman

The most ancient and reliable method of preserving food is to dry or dehydrate it.

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This is training entry number 2. Freddie. Freddie is a chair hanger kinda kitty. :)...
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Filaree Farm

Review by GardenRiot:

I have ordered from Filaree Garlic several times now. They have a nice website, and the seed garlic I've received is always...
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BirdFiles: Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)

Band-tailed Pigeon

(Patagioenas fasciata)

They come to my yard too, this year at least 25! They have a veracious appetite, and they are super skittish. If only just...
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BugFiles: Promethea Moth (Callosamia promethea)

Promethea Moth

(Callosamia promethea)

This moth was found outside my front door step upon my irises sleeping. It did not move even with me poking about with the...
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Map: Garden Centers, Garden Supplies

Warwick County Park

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This is a 535 acres park of Chester County, PA. It has lots of native meadow and forest with hiking trails and horse trails,...
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Gardening Book: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities

Review by AnneThierfelder:

Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover...
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What is this tree?

This tree is growing in front of our new house in northern California. It has large waxy leaves and vine like branches. Its currently maybe 20x20 feet. Its deciduous with no fruit or flowers. It has a thick coarse grey trunk.
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  Today in history: August 24  
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Not sure exactly where to start on that major garden project? Maybe it's time to call in a professional. Building walls or digging ponds may look simple, but unless you have the skills and tools, it may be cheaper and easier to let the pros handle it.

0079: Pliny the Younger and his uncle, Pliny the Elder were both witnesses to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which buried Pompeii under a ten-foot blanket of ashes. Pliny the elder died while attempting to rescue the residents.

1789: John Miers, British botanist and engineer, was born. He would become known for his work on the flora of Chile and Argentina. The Miersia genus and several species are named in his honor.

1792: Louis Theodore Frederic Colladon, French botanist, was born. He would write the first monograph on the Cassia genus, the "Histoire Naturelle et Medicale des Casses."

1833: Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, died at age 65. He was the author of "Lepidoptera Britannica," an authoritative work on British butterflies and moths. The genus Haworthia is named for him.

1905: A Pilocereus polylophus cactus, (now known as Neobuxbaumia polylopha) bloomed at the Missouri Botanical Garden; its bloom was captured by Mr. C.H. Thompson.

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