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  The Latin word of the week  
Mentha
(MEN-thuh)

Who would have thought that a genus name would be the result of a love triangle? Mentha is a large group of plants named for the nymph Mintho, mistress of the Greek god of the underworld, Pluto. When Proserpine, his queen, discovered the affair, she transformed Mintho into a low-growing plant, destined to be walked upon forever. To make this terrible sentence more bearable, Pluto decreed that the more the plant was trampled, the sweeter it would smell. Found throughout the world, Mentha will survive in just about any condition, but is happiest in moist, sunny locations where it can be invasive if left unchecked.

  The Plant of the Week  
Ohio Buckeye
Aesculus glabra

The Ohio Buckeye, Aesculus glabrais a lovely small tree or shrub, native to the central part of the eastern United States. It prefers rich, moist soils of valleys, and lower slopes of mountain areas. The clusters of light yellow or greenish flowers bloom in the spring. Many report an unpleasant odor from the flowers, so siting it some distance from patios or porches may be advisable. The glorious show of flowers makes up for the odor however, as each branch tip ends in an impressive column of blooms. The Ohio legislature designated it the official state tree in 1953; its common name refers to the nuts, which resemble the eyes of buck deer. These nuts were carried by early pioneers in their pocket to ward off rheumatism and arthritis; some people today carry one for luck. If you are offered a "buckeye" to eat, make sure it's a confection made from peanut butter and chocolate, as the actual nuts are toxic to cattle and possibly to humans as well.

The Ohio Buckeye makes for a great landscape tree if planted a distance from driveways and walkways. The wood is useful in furniture, flooring and musical instruments.

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Type of plant: Trees

Bloom color: Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 4a to Zone 6b

Height: over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing: 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

  Bloom of the Day for July 29, 2014  
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Horned Pansy 'Penny Blue'
(Viola cornuta)

Type of plant: Annuals, Perennials

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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