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As a child, I was given a small red poppy on the Sunday before Memorial Day during Sunday school. I wore that little plastic poppy all day Monday proudly. My grandfather explained to me the significance of the poppy and why there was such a thing as memorial day. I recall seeing veterans marching in a parade and each had a red poppy just like mine attached to their lapel.
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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My 7 year old Granddaughter picked this out for me, in Lowes I guess, she and Mommy repotted it and lost the tag, so I need to know what it is, where or if to plant outdoors, all the info I can get! View Responses (5 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Ladybugs aren't just the whimsical stuff of children's clothes and nursery rhymes. Welcome them to your garden - they will devour any aphids skulking around on your tomato plants.
1789: Anders (Andreas) Dahl, Swedish botanist, died at age 38. He was a student of Linnaeus; the Dahlia genus is named for him.
1877: In Minnesota, a bounty of $1 per bushel on grasshopper eggs expired. The state had experienced a 4-year plague of grasshoppers/locusts.
1911: Cyrus Guernsey Pringle, American botanist died at age 73. He was a prolific botanist in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, discovering over 1,000 new species. Many species are named for him.