Walt Disney

Walt Disney

“Flowers and Trees” 1932  On this day, Walt Disney premiered his first academy award-winning animated cartoon. The short was called “Flowers and Trees,” and it was the first cartoon to use technicolor. Flowers and Trees was supposed to be a black-and-white cartoon, but Walt Disney decided it would make the perfect test film for the…

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July 30, 2019 Growing Castor Bean, Emily Brontë, Ellis Rowan, the Arkansas Apple Blossom, Russell Baker, Bev Adams, Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead by Martin Wood and Judith Tankard, Pruning Blackberries or Boysenberries, and Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees

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Have you tried growing Castor Bean? It’s one of Michael Pollen’s favorite plants. Check out the way he starts his article on the plant called, “Consider the Castor Bean”: “Pretty they are not, but a garden can labor under a surfeit “surfut” of prettiness, be too sweet or cheerful for its own good. Sometimes what’s…

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