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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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Got this flowering plant from my uncle. Was told it was a Tuber/Tubar(?) Flower or something of the sort. But cannot find any info on that name, so I assume it's called something else. Please help! Thank you all! View Responses (5 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Setting a timer to remind you to move the sprinkler is a good idea. But before you kick back with that new novel, be sure you won't fall asleep and miss the beep. Your plants need watered, but they don't need to swim!
1716: Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist and scientist, was born. He was a pioneer in several fields including plant physiology; he would become the first director of the Museum of Natural History in Paris.
1732: According to his journal, Linnaeus collected the twin flower on his journey to Lapland. He later consented to having it named Linnaea in his honor.
1745: English naturalist Joseph Banks described the art of surfing when he noted in Tahiti that "all seemd most highly entertaind with their strange diversion."
1846: Sir Henry Alexander Wickham, English explorer and plant collector, was born in Hampstead. He would travel to Latin America and South America, collecting thousands of seeds for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His efforts were largely responsible for displacing rubber production from Brazil to Asia.
1892: Jeanette Cole (Jane) Grant, journalist and gardener, was born in Joplin, Missouri. She would co-found the New Yorker magazine with her first husband and create White Flower Farm with her second husband, William B. Harris.
1987: New York declared the apple to be the official state fruit.
2004: Wisconsin became the 30th state to participate in the U.S. Treasury's 50 State Quarters coin program. By a statewide vote, a farming theme of Agriculture/Dairy/Barns was chosen to decorate their coin.