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If you want to get someone really worked up, just mention a common summertime pest like chiggers, and listen to the results! You'll undoubtedly be regaled with all kinds of "facts" about chiggers, and remedies for their oh-so-uncomfortable bites. Let's take a look at some of the common misperceptions about chiggers, and set the facts straight!
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 plant was a gift from someone who said it is an heirloom viburnum. It has bloomed and is a snowball V. but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how large the plant will become. I want to plant it in the yard and am View Responses (3 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: If your friend really doesn't have a green thumb, you can always suggest a rock garden.
1766: Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist and illustrator was born. The greatest ornithologist prior to Audubon, whom Wilson met in 1810 in Kentucky.
1785: Sir William Jackson Hooker, English botanist, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He would become the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
1806: The American silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata) was collected by Captain Meriwether Lewis in the Ovando Valley, Montana.
1931: Dr. Kizhakkedathu Mathai Kochummen, Malayan botanist, was born in Kerala, India. He would specialize in Malayan forestry and work extensively on the Tree Flora of Malaya Project. He wrote "Tree Flora of Pasoh Forest," making it the best documented forest in Malaysia.