Nice to see the significance of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme, from the folksong... I had always known they must have meanings but never searched out what they were. Really nice to know. No longer have my old herbals that would have told me that stuff, either. Interesting that Parsley is for bitterness... hmm.
Yes, the dread dead botanist list does get kind of repetitive, but then, it is still interesting to learn bits about those who prepared the way for what we can do and know now... I remember reading one time about when houseplants were introduced as a concept (to the Western world that is; in Japan of course bonsai are quite old tho not as ancient as some would think) -- and being surprised that no one had ever thought of it before whatever era that was, maybe early 1900s or even later, people started bringing stuff to the US from Brazil, women started sharing "slips" which is another word for cuttings I think -- can't remember now where I read about all that.
Good thing I am not the historian around here. ;-)
Interestingly, plants have been imported from South America since the 1500's. The earliest reference that I have found indicates that Mirabilis jalapa made its way from its native Peru to Europe sometime in the 16th century. Thank God for explorers and botanists! ;-) Our plant selection would be significantly reduced were it not for them.
Welp. Guess I missed the "neat hummingbird note", must've been one day I did not look... Guess there is no archive? I was looking forward to that, but it has been a way busy time, so, musta missed it. :-(