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Ever since I started writing a weekly garden column I get the same question this time of year: "What do you suggest as a holiday gift for a gardener?" Here are some suggestions that are guaranteed to make any gardener happy.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: If you didn't get a coat of waterproof finish on your outdoor wood furniture this year be sure to cover them for the winter. The sun's UV rays and exposure to rain and snow could take their toll.
1662: Francesco Bianchini, Italian antiquarian and astronomer, was born at Verona. He would study botany and mathematics and Padua, and attempt to unsuccessfully draw a meridian line across Italy, from the Adriatic to the Mediterranean.
1824: Dr. Robert Hamilton Ramsay, English horticulturist, died at his residence, Duncan House in Torquay. He was a Fellow of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh and the Torquay Sick Gardeners' Relief Fund.
1868: Dr. Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, botanist, died at Munich, at the age of 75. He was Professor of Botany of Munich and Director of the Botanic Garden, and published "Flora Brasiliensis".
1962: The coldest December weather of the 20th century in Georgia caused millions of dollars damage to crops. Blairsville, Georgia recorded 9 degrees, a new state record low. In Jacksonville, Florida, temperatures dipped to 12 degrees; in other parts of the state, Tampa recorded 18 degrees and Miami, 35 degrees - all were new record lows.