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2014-08-27 23:14:26

Norway Gardens in Monticello Indiana is hosting Hydrangea Days August 29 - 31. August 30 will be a day filled with seminars discussing varieties, uses, and care of hydrangeas and make-it take-it workshops during which customers can fashion a wreath or a small tree using dried hydrangea blooms. Monticello, Indiana (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Saturday, August 30, will be a red-letter day at Norway Gardens. It is the centerpiece day of a 3-day promotion -- Hydrangea Days. All three days of the...

2014-07-17 08:28:22

A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION IDENTIFIES THREE POTENTIAL PATHWAYS BY WHICH DRIED PLUMS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BONE HEALTH SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-seven million Americans suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even a minor fall or other stresses may cause fractures.(1) A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July examined the mechanism of the...

2014-05-28 23:05:56

A new Small Membership Advisory Community launched by Wild Apricot is designed to help participants share helpful ideas and best practices for small associations, clubs and non-profits. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Toronto-based software company Wild Apricot has launched a Small Membership Advisory Community for small associations, club and nonprofits to facilitate the sharing of best practices, actionable advice and mistakes to avoid by professionals and experts in the industry....

2011-11-18 02:35:24

New model offers practical information for growers, advancements for horticultural research In peach trees, as in other plants, the energy used to create carbohydrates that support growth and development comes from solar radiation through the process of photosynthesis. Peach tree productivity is therefore dependent on the tree's photosynthetic efficiency and effectiveness in distributing and using carbohydrates. A basic knowledge of carbon assimilation and partitioning concepts at the...

2011-03-11 07:10:00

ATLANTA, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peach New Media announces a new strategic partnership with Omnipress, provider of Conference 2.0(TM) Event Communities and creator/host of the popular Engage365 community. Peach will be the driving force behind their online learning seminars in the "Educate365" program, bringing live monthly events to the community and hosting on-demand content for year round access. Engage365 is an online knowledge community for association and corporate meeting...

2010-04-27 18:51:14

Two new compact oakleaf hydrangea cultivars ideal for small gardens have been released by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. "Ruby Slippers" and "Munchkin" are the latest cultivars released by ARS geneticist Sandy Reed with the U.S. National Arboretum's Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit's worksite in McMinnville, Tenn. The arboretum is operated by ARS, the principal intramural scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The new cultivars are the...

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2009-04-14 07:25:00

When your great grandmother used to sneak a sip of elderberry wine "to fight off the flu," she may have just been keeping with the medical wisdom passed down for hundreds of generations from the ancients. Experts say that new research shows that the ancient Egyptians used a variety of medicinal herbs in their wines as far back as 3150 B.C.  A group of researchers from the Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology led by Patrick E. McGovern has examined the chemical composition of 5,000 year-old...

2008-07-30 15:00:40

NORWAY - The Western Foothills Land Trust invites community volunteers to enter into battle with the invasive "Rosa Multiflora" on Roberts Farm Preserve from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Multiflora rose is an aggressive colonizer of open unplowed land and is highly successful on forest edges. The prolific seed producer can create extremely dense, impenetrable thickets that crowd out other vegetation and inhibit regrowth of native plants, according to the Maine Extension...


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European Barberry, Berberis vulgaris
2014-01-12 06:53:32

Berberis is a genus of plant with about 500 species. They are largely evergreen shrubs that measure 3 to 18 feet tall. Several species have become popular garden shrubs, known for features such as its ornamental leaves. Berberis is characterized by dimorphic (having separate male and female) shoots. The long shoots form the structure of the plant while the smaller short shoots measure just .04 to .08 inches long. The leaves on its long shoots have three-spined thorns. From the bud of each...

Silver vine, Actinidia polygama
2014-01-05 10:47:29

Actinidia polygama is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Silver vine or Cat powder. The plant belongs to the Actinidiaceae family. A. polygama can be found naturally growing in Japan and China. Actinidia polygama vines grow between 16 and 19 feet. Its leaves grow between 2.3 and 5.1 inches long. The species’ leaves appear silver and white in coloration, however during the flowering season its leaves are bright green. A. polygama plants will...

Variegated kiwi vine, Actinidia kolomikta
2014-01-04 15:22:59

Actinidia kolomikta is a very hardy, flowering vine species. The species belongs to the Actinidiaceae family and may also be referred to commonly as the Variegated kiwi vine. A. kolomikta can be found in Russia, Korea, Japan and China. Actinidia kolomikta vines are fast-growing and reach between 26 and 33 feet. The plant produces fragrant, white flowers that can be seen blooming in early summer. After flowering the plant produces long, edible kiwifruits in the early fall months.  Its...

Fuzzy Kiwifruit, Actinidia deliciosa
2014-01-04 15:04:48

Actinidia deliciosa is a fruiting vine species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Fuzzy kiwifruit or Mangueyo. A. deliciosa is a member of the Actinidiaceae family and can be found in growing naturally in southern China. A. deliciosa is technically a climbing shrub or twining vine. The plant reaches measurements of 30 feet. Its leaves measure between 2.9 and 4.9 inches long and oval or circular in shape. As leaves age, it is common to lose its layer of red hairs that...

Hardy kiwi, Actinidia arguta
2014-01-04 14:34:30

Actinidia arguta is a very hardy, perennial vine species. The plant produces a small fruit that gives the species its common names: Hardy kiwifruit, Kiwi berry, Arctic kiwi, Baby kiwi, Desert kiwi, Grape kiwi, Northern kiwi and Cocktail kiwi. A. arguta is a member of the Actinidiaceae family. The plant can be found growing in Japan, Korea, Northern China and Russian Siberia. A. arguta fruits are edible and don’t require peeling. Its fruit is typically the size of a berry or grape and it...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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