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August 27 – National Banana Day, Maria van Oosterwijck, Edwin James, Emil Christian Hansen, Brian Lawrence Burtt, Alice Waters, Sarah Orne Jewett, Nueva Salsa by Rafael Palomino, Tall Herbs, and Cut Flowers with Ruth Cameron

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Today is National Banana Lovers Day. Botanically speaking, the banana is a berry – a many seeded fruit. And, banana trees are not trees. The banana plant is a giant herb. Inside the guts of the banana tree trunk is a white tube. It may be cooked, and tastes like bamboo shoots. Under a black…

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Emil Christian Hansen

Emil Christian Hansen

The Botanist Brewer #OTD It’s the birthday of botanist Emil Christian Hansen, born today on May 8, 1842.    Prior to Hansen, brewing was a volatile experiment and batches could easily get infected with disease. Hansen forever changed the brewing industry with his discovery of way to separate pure yeast cells from wild yeast cells.    Hansen’s…

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May 8, 2019 Plant Problems, the US Botanic Garden, Emil Christian Hansen, Paul Kremer, Veggie by Orbitec, Sir David Attenborough, Chris Woods, Gardenlust, Angelica archangelica, and a 1912 Recipe for Rhubarb Pudding

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  You know the saying bad things come in threes?   The dishwasher stops working. You get in a car accident. Your credit card gets stolen.   Well, when it comes to our plants; like us, they can be experiencing a constellation of problems as well.   Yet, we often see plants as far less…

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