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In 1851, the streets of New York City saw the very first retail Christmas tree lot. Over the decades, the tradition of finding the perfect tree has filled literature and song, but sadly, in our hurry-scurry world today, luxurious pre-lit artificial Christmas trees are beginning to be the norm. I know, the cut live trees are expensive, itís often difficult to find a nice one, and they drop needles all over the place. But, oh--they smell so good!
This book was recommended to me by the Desert Botanical Garden when I first moved to Phoenix in 2007. It's difficult to find... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: The weather might be frightful, but throw on a warm coat and boots and enjoy a stroll today. Keep a brisk pace in the brisk air to stay warm, but enjoy the sights and smells of the season.
1492: Christopher Columbus established the first Spanish settlement on the island of Hispanola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
1776: George Washington crossed the icy Delaware River and marched on Trenton in the midst of snow and sleet to surprise the British.
1780: John Fothergill, English physician and plant collector, was born at Carr End in Yorkshire. He would create an extensive botanical garden at Upton; the genus Fothergilla is named for him.
1996: Cold temperature gripped Italy, with ice on the famous canals of Venice and freezing temperatures in Rome.