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Nutritious Chia seeds come from Salvia plants (sages in the Mint family) and grow easily in the home garden. Chia plants produce incredibly healthy seeds, super high in omega-3's (like flaxseeds). Chia adds nutrition to your plate and interest to your kitchen garden, hummingbird garden and potted arrangements. Check out Chia!
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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0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you want some time and space to yourself, but you're afraid of offending your partner or family, invite them to come with you while you spread manure or weed-whack the fence row. Chances are good you'll get your time and space while you work.
1749: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist, was born. Along with his literary accomplishments, Goethe was also a scientist, and wrote several books on plant morphology.
1798: The first American vineyard was planted in Lexington, Kentucky.
1823: Charles Christopher Parry, botanist, was born in Gloucestershire, England. He would immigrate to the U.S. and join the U.S. and Mexican Boundary Survey as a surgeon and botanist. Parry Peak in Colorado and numerous plants are named for him.
1897: Dr. Henry Nicholas Bolander, American botanist, died at Portland Oregon, at the age of 66. He worked for California Geological Survey, and was the state botanist for California.
1903: Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape designer, died at the age of 87. He designed many urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, as well as numerous other public and private landscape commissions. Read more here.
1915: Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and author, was born in Boston Massachusetts. Her illustrations for "The Secret Garden," "The Wind in the Willows," and many other children's books showed detailed depictions of nature.