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2014-03-05 12:22:08

WARMINSTER, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While multiple winter storms continue to cause widespread disruption across the nation, garden experts at Burpee, one of America's oldest seed and plant companies, predict a silver lining. George Ball, Burpee's chairman, suggests that by providing much needed moisture for springtime plantings, and insulating perennial plants that are dormant in winter, the record snowfall will be a blessing in disguise for home gardeners. Winter storm...

2013-02-01 23:01:08

The new 2013 Heirloom Solutions seed catalog is now available online. This new catalog boasts nearly 300 varieties of heirloom seeds. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Heirloom Solutions recently released their 2013 Heirloom Seed Catalog to the general public through their website, http://www.HeirloomSolutions.com. This new catalog highlights nearly three-hundred varieties of heirloom seeds, including thirty heirloom varieties not previously offered by the company. This marks the third release of...

2009-03-12 11:30:00

Getting started growing fruits and vegetables at home has never been easier NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ZipHarvest.com announces the launch of its website designed to help people successfully grow high-yielding home gardens. The site provides a set of web-based tools and features that greatly simplify and enhance the entire process of growing fruits and vegetables. Novice gardeners can select from a wide range of professionally designed gardens of various sizes and themes,...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By BETH BOTTS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE A lot of people seem to be trying their hands at vegetable gardening this year, according to George Ball, president of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the big seed company in Warminster, Pa. He says sales of vegetable seeds are up 30 to 40 percent this season, double last year's growth rate. A big factor, he says, probably is the number of retiring baby boomers entering "their prime gardening years." He also points to high gasoline prices keeping people at home,...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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