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2012-01-25 08:00:00

Plant Delights Nursery (http://www.plantdelights.com), an international mail order nursery specializing in rare and unusual perennials has released their 110 page, full color encyclopedic catalog, featuring over 100 new perennial plants for Spring 2012. For 2012, Plant Delights Nursery introduces 6 new epimediums. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Plant Delights Nursery (http://www.plantdelights.com), an international mail order nursery specializing in rare and unusual...

2012-01-03 13:06:50

In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe. The expedition consisted of two ships under the command of Louis Antoine de Bougainville and was expected to take three years. A royal ordinance forbade women from being on French naval vessels; prejudice and custom prevented their participation in science. Nevertheless, Baret maintained her disguise all the time she was...

2011-08-02 00:00:04

Plant Delights Nursery has been awarded the Perennial Plant Association Retail Award! Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Plant Delights Nursery (http://www.plantdelights.com), an international mail order nursery specializing in rare and unusual perennials, was presented with the 2011 Perennial Plant Association Retail Award (http://www.perennialplant.org) at its recent annual symposium in Atlanta, Georgia on July 19, 2011. The award is presented to a firm "in recognition of being a...

2008-09-24 03:00:22

By Fyson, Anthony It is wonderful how thoughtless think-tanks can be. The latest effusion from the right-wing Policy Exchange is admirable only for trying to make a free-market assessment of the prospects for northern cities without concession to Conservative electoral interests. The trouble for Tory leader David Cameron arises not just because the report's conclusion that these cities have little hope of regeneration is damaging to his party's chances in marginal urban constituencies. The...

2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Olday, Fred The Macrolichens of New England. James W. Hinds and Patricia L. Hinds. 2007. The New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, NY. 586 pp. $65, hardcover, ISBN 9780893274771. A beautiful and technically accurate addition to the lichen literature of New England with hundreds of colored plates, detailed species descriptions and easy- to-use keys. Useful to the amateur who wants to know more about this intriguing group of organisms as well as to professional botanists, ecologiste, and...

2007-04-21 12:00:08

By Christine Arpe Gang Special to The Commercial Appeal Garden designer Tom Pellett isn't into electronic technology or other forms of self-promotion. He doesn't have a Web site, an e- mail address or a cell phone. You won't find him handing out business cards and if you ask him about a garden he designed, he heaps more credit on the owner than himself. To his clients, professional peers and members of the gardening community, he's a Renaissance man. "He's an artist, an intellectual...


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2012-06-18 08:46:22

Symbol: BRTRA Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   ALAM9 Alectoria ambigua Mot.   ALAM10 Alectoria americana Mot. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Bryoria Brodo & D. Hawksw. – horsehair lichen Species...

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