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Over the past three or four years, I have been testing a number of plants to see if they can serve as an effective substitute for mulch. Some show great promise, while others have been deficient in one or more key areas.
The fig tree that grows a few feet from my Florida room window is now in full leaf. Tiny green figs grow at each node, and every day they swell and fill out a bit more. Soon they will be ripening and ready to harvest. I canít wait.
When I used to live in Raleigh NC (not 1/2 mile from where Elizabeth Lawrence lived), I used this book like a "garden Bible".... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Puddles after a rain shower are fun to play in no matter how old you are. And they can make for a great impromptu photo shoot. Grab the kids, your camera and wellies and go make a splash.
1707: Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, was born in Smaland. He would develop a lasting system of scientific classification and be recognized as the father of botany. Despite his profound influence on the world of botany, only one genus, Linnaea, and a few species are named for him.
1930: The U.S. Plant Patent law went into effect, allowing up to 124 plants each year to be patented. The first plant ever granted a patent was the New Dawn rose.
1953: Henry Duncan McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway, British politician, horticulturist and industrialist died at Hiraethog, at the age of 74. He sponsored several botanical collectors, and Rhododendron aberconwayi is named for him.