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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 17, 2009
4:41 AM

Post #7178444

Quoting:1859: Henry David Thorough wrote of finding a small cranberry bush with a few tiny berries, just enough for a sauce for one person.


Someone did Thoreau research to discover this tidbit...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 17, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #7178843

Good catch...our spell checkers have persisted with insisting that this is correct. We thought that we'd caught them all. (Thoreau is a good garden history source...he has items on several dates)

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 17, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #7179181

Those darn computers anyhow! I guess you have to do a thorough "replace all" on that one.

Oh, for the days of having to bust out the multi-volume set of ye olde Oxford English Dictionary...
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 17, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7180349

:-) Tee Hee no worries. It's just great that DG has Garden History! Thanks again Melody for all your hard work!
odessairislady
Odessa, TX

May 9, 2010
7:51 PM

Post #7778936

Gotta be right for the computer to look up, guessing is not in its repetoire! ha ha kaesop at cableone.net

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