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What is that willowy shrub that bursts forth with yellow blooms each spring? It's Forsythia. Fortunate to have a vigorous Forsythia in my yard, I have come to appreciate it for the striking landscape accent it provides.
I don't live in the South unless you consider South Dakota as "south". "Passalong" does share stories of many of the plants... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Remember, it's not how much you mulch, but rather, what you mulch.
1788: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist, died at the age of 80. He was a critic of Linnaeus' classification system and is best known for his work "Historie naturelle, generale et particuliere" and a comprehensive series of tests on wood to determine its physical properties
1879: Henry Duncan McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway, British politician, horticulturist and industrialist was born. He would sponsor several botanical collectors, and Rhododendron aberconwayi is named for him.
1947: To honor the history of the original Charter Oak, the Connecticut general assembly adopted the White Oak (Quercus alba) as the official state tree.
1966: U.S. Congress passed the Uniform Time Act to simplify the official pattern of where and when Daylight saving time (DST) is applied within the U.S. The idea of re-setting clocks to adjust for seasonal changes was not new; it was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin and later by William Willett of Great Britain, whose proposal was adopted during the first World War to conserve fuel for lighting and heating. Read more here.
1968: The first typed treasurer's report of the fledgling American Hosta Society was issued, showing five members. The society was formed by Alex J. Summers and Eunice Fisher, and quickly grew to over 100 members that year. In March 1969, the first bulletin was published.
1975: The "Victory Garden Show" debuted. Originally called "Crockett's Victory Garden" it was produced and hosted by Jim Crockett, who died five years later.
2003: Graham Stuart Thomas, horticultural artist, author, and garden designer died at age 94. He was renowned for his work with old garden roses.