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Chasing lightning bugs may be simple childhood fun, but it's also one way that kids learn to love being outside. They begin to appreciate the natural world and hopefully grow up to be gardeners. For the kid in all of us, or any actual kids you happen to have handy, let's get enlightened about fireflies.
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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This is the first time I have observed this plant growing in a backyard prairie plot in NE Illinois (5B). It is approximately 6 feet tall, with the largest leaves up to 12 inches across. It is growing in a mesic soil, full View Responses (6 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Real gardeners keep a compost bin on their kitchen counter.
1838: William Robinson, Irish gardener and writer, was born. After moving to London, he would write "The Wild Garden", launch his magazine "The Garden", and become lifelong friends with Gertrude Jekyll.
1845: Henry David Thoreau started his journal with this entry: "Yesterday I came here to live", beginning a two-year sojourn at Walden Pond.
1895: The Peach Carnival opened in Macon, Georgia; it would prove to be a boon to the Georgia fruit growers.
1937: The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was in Saskatchewan on this date, when both Midale and Yellow Grass reported 113 °F (45 °C)
1966: Extremely large hailstones, measuring as large as one foot in diameter, fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.