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I used to be innocent. I used to be trusting. When a neighbor said, "Would you like some of these black-eyed Susans?" I never hesitated to plant them in my own garden. Now, being wiser and more disillusioned, I understand the universal truth: that when a gardener has large amounts of a plant she is eager to give away, there is usually a reason.
I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you love mushrooms, maybe this is the year to try growing some yourself. With a good setup you'll be harvesting your own fungi sooner than you think!
1513: The explorer Juan Ponce de León sighted North America (specifically Florida) for the first time, mistaking it for another island.
1724: Jane Colden, American botanist was born. According to Asa Gray, she was the first female botanist working in America; she would botanize and collect over 300 specimen in the lower Hudson River Valley area. She also developed a method of making ink impression of leaves and was a skilled illustrator.
1817: Karl (Carl) Wilhelm von Naegeli, Swiss botanist and plant physiologist, was born in Kilchberg, near Zurich. He would study botany under de Candolle at Geneva, and later become Professor of Botany at Munich.
1912: First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first two Yoshino cherry trees from Japan on the north bank of the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park. Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to the city of Washington, to celebrate the friendship between the U.S. and Japan. The U.S. responded with a gift of flowering dogwood trees sent to Japan in 1915.