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July 22, 2019 Drying Flowers, Asa Gray, Hugh Algernon Weddell, Cornelius Herman (“Neil”) Muller, Louise Klein Miller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley, Preparing a Spot for Flower Drying, and the San Jose scale

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Have you ever tried drying flowers? Successfully drying one of your favorite flowers is such a joy. Some flowers look even better when they are dried. There are many options for drying flowers; air drying is the simplest. Then, of course, there’s pressing. If you’ve never tried sand drying a bloom, you should give it a shot. Just fill a microwave-safe container with a layer of silica sand. Put the flower on top of the sand and then bury the…

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July 19, 2019 Marjoram vs Oregano, Caroline Dormon, John Macoun, Philip Moffitt, The Wild Garden by William Robinson, Rick Darke, Visit Public Gardens, and Robert Fenton

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What’s the Difference Between Oregano and Marjoram? If you’ve grown both, you know they look quite similar, and they are often confused for one another. But, when it comes to flavor and taste, it is easy to tell them apart. Oregano tends to be earthy, pungent, and spicy. It can easily overpower the other flavors in a dish. To subdue the pungency, cooks recommend using the dried form of oregano. On the other hand, marjoram is milder. Use that alliteration…

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July 18, 2019 Growing Chervil, Gilbert White, Jane Austen, Frederick Law Olmsted, Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode, A Southern Garden by Elizabeth Lawrence, Irrigation Check, Maxfield Parrish and The Botanist

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Have you tried growing the herb chervil? Chervil tastes similar to tarragon – it’s sometimes called gourmet parsley. It has a beautiful fern-like leaf, which turns red in the fall, which is another plus. August is a beautiful time to sow chervil – so keep that in mind. The 1884 Dictionary of English Names of Plants lists chervil as “the shepherd’s clock’’ because the blossoms open at five in the morning and then close up around eight in the evening.…

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