Archives for September 2011

The Garden Guru: Give crotons a place in the sun

September 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

The Garden Guru: Give crotons a place in the sun Almost 80 years ago, in his revered Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey referred to crotons as coming in an “almost endless variety.” They were popular conservatory plants way back then, but now we grow them on patios and balconies, in soil in our... View Article

Ten Things to Learn From An Apple

September 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Image via Wikipedia I like to go into the cellar at night with a lantern and pick apples from this box and that — plump and big and round — and eat them where I stand. They are crisp and cool, and the flesh snaps when I bite it and the juice is as fresh... View Article


September 11, 2011 at 11:32 am

Image via WikipediaFinally the apple is ripe, a fair goodly object joyous in the sun, inviting to every sense. Hanging amidst its foliage, bending the twig with its weight, it is at once a pattern in good shape, perfect in configuration, in sheen beyond imitation, in fragrance the very affluence of all choice clean growth,... View Article

The Importance of Cooperative Extension Work

September 5, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Regarding Cooperative Extension Work: “Any enterprise closely associated with homes and that hopefully employs the leisure of multitudes of people is worthy of investigations and researches conducted at public expense. It is a sad attitude of legislators and others that predicates the need of such investigations on the probable money earnings of the enterprises, as... View Article