June 10, 2019 The Significance of Lilacs, National Herbs and Spices Day, Jardin des Plantes, Robert Brown, Gorgeous George and Judy Garland’s Hibiscus, Frances Theodora Parsons, Natural Selection, Dan Pearson, Box Cutters, and Inspiration from John Burroughs

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My neighbor, up at our cabin, has this amazing copse of lilacs. We’ve become good friends, and he invited me to take some cuttings of his lilac as a gesture of goodwill. (He also gives me all of his jack-in-the-pulpits – but that’s another story.) Over time, lilacs have met different things to different people.…

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