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I have always dreamed of having my gardens in bloom from early spring through the end of fall with no lapse in between. It hasn't happened yet, but I came upon a way of making sure it happens in the very near future. Here is a method you might want to start now, so that when the first days of spring arrive in 2009, you will be ready for Showtime in your gardens.
I will second the above review by saying it is (surprisingly) the most comprehensive book on fruit growing I have yet encountered.
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Can someone tell me what kind of cutting is this? A friend of a friend sent me quite a few of these in water...with no name or instructions. I dont know if it is for the yard or inside, but it seems to be rooting fast. Thanks View Responses (6 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Think twice before you believe a friend's tall tale of how big their tomatoes or watemelons grew last year - tomorrow is April 1, after all.
1853: Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour, Scottish botanist, was born. He would follow his father into the field of botany and transform the botanical gardens at Edinburgh.
1913: The start of National Canned Foods Week in the U.S.
1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the Emergency Conservation Work Act, authorizing the Civilian Conservation Corps to plant billions of trees and seedlings on public lands and farms in Federal, state and municipal parks.
1935: The first National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. opened today, with the ambassador of Japan and his family strolling in Potomac Park, beneath 3,000 Yoshino cherry trees laden with blossoms. The trees were a gift from Japan, planted in 1912. In 1965 First Lady, "Lady Bird" Johnson would accept a gift of 3,800 additional trees. In 1981, Japanese horticulturists would take cuttings from the original trees in order to create replacements for the original trees in Japan, which were destroyed by flood.
1999: Dr. Kizhakkedathu Mathai Kochummen, Malayan botanist, died at the age of 67. He specialized in Malayan forestry and worked extensively on the Tree Flora of Malaya Project. He wrote "Tree Flora of Pasoh Forest," making it the best documented forest in Malaysia.
2001: Rosemary Verey, English gardener died at the age of 82. She was renown for using vegetables as ornamental plants. Her books increased her visibility with the gardening world, and her gardens at Barnsley House in Costwolds attracted thousands of visitors each year.