November 30, 2020 Wreaths to Keep Up, Martha Ballard, Nathanael Pringsheim, Mark Twain, Charlotte Fiske Bates, Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Your Home, and Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Today we celebrate an herbalist who kept a remarkable journal. We’ll also learn about the German botanist who founded the study of algae. We’ll review the charming words of an American writer and poet born today. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a helpful guide for trees, shrubs, and hedges. And then we’ll wrap things…

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Advice on Placing and Planting Tender Trees and Shrubs from the 1800s

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“…trees do love the sun at noon, and yet the south wind is very contrary against their nature, and specially the almond tree, the apricot, the mulberry, the fig tree, the pomegranate tree.” December 9, 1891 On this day, The Guardian shared Leonard Mascall’s advice regarding placing tender trees and shrubs. Mascall said, “Commonly, …most trees…

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