Edward Beard Budding

The World’s First Push Lawnmower Today is the birthday of Edward Beard Budding, who was born On this day in 1796. Budding had been working part-time at a carpet mill. During his shift, he watched a machine remove the nap from wool. It gave him an idea. Inspired by the machine from the carpet mill…

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If your garden looks a little sad right now, it could probably benefit from the addition of some no-fail fantastic fall perennials. Here are some of my favorites: If you have a sunny, wet area, Joe-Pye weed is a perfect choice. The blooms are super tall and a favorite with pollinators. The Latin name is…

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Edward Beard Budding

Budding Lawn Mowers Today, in 1830, the first lawn mower was invented by Edward Beard Budding. Budding had adopted a machine that was used to remove the nap from wool. Budding had been working part-time at a carpet mill, and he got the idea when he was working there, watching that machine with the wool.…

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At the cabin, a Mullein has seeded itself in one of my beds, and I’m letting it grow. (I was touring gardens in Washington DC a few years ago, and the garden had a section for Mulleins. It was so pretty.) On more than one occasion, I have had to rescue it – to make…

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