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Banksias are one of Australia's most diverse & beautiful flowering plants. They bloom in every colour imagineable & range in form from small trees to shrubs & creepers. Read on & find out why you want to grow banksias.
Decent book, but misses nuances. A follow-up post here from continued scientific study (who ever said science was concluded?)... Read more »
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Hi! I went through a few online tree identifiers with mixed and inaccurate results. Central California. This tree sheds yellow, mealy flowers in the summer and small purple berries in the winter. It never has any real flowers View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: The dog days of summer are here; enjoy them by installing that outdoor shower or soaking tub you've always dreamed of. You'll be glad you did.
1608: John Tradescant the Younger was born in Meopham, Kent. Both he and his father were botanists; he introduced Magnolia, Taxodium (bald cypress) and Liriodendron (tulip trees) to English gardens. The Tradescantia is named for him.
1870: Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer was born at Portobello, Edinburgh. The contorted hazel (Corylus avellana 'Contorta') was dubbed "Harry Lauder's walking stick" in reference to the crooked walking stick he frequently used.
1871: Henry Lecoq, French botanist and naturalist, died. He authored a book on the geography of plants of Europe and designed a 5-hectare garden.
1969: The pop song, 'Polk Salad Annie', penned and sung by artist Tony Joe White, reached #8 on Billboard's Hot 100. Although it would become an iconic tune of the '60's, #8 was as far up the charts as it would travel. Mr. White was a prolific songwriter of the era and also penned 'Rainy Night in Georgia.' Pokeweed, or Poke Salat is an invasive weedy plant that poor Southerners cooked for food. It is still eaten today, but the stigma of only being eaten by 'po folks' is not as prevalent.
2009: Just over six inches of rain fell in a little over an hour in Louisville, KY. This was the most rain ever recorded in the city of Louisville in such a short amount of time.