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Links We Love 11/13/2012

November 13, 2012
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A balloon bridge, DIY gold planters, tropical fruits in the Golden State, beeswax and graphite drawings, and more in today’s Links We Love.

Heronswood Sold to Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

June 21, 2012
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If you saw our slide show last week about the sale of Heronswood, the famed nursery garden near Seattle, you might be intersted in knowing the outcome. After the auction that was held on June 15, a buyer has been announced.

Links We Love, 4/18/12

May 18, 2012
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Botanic Notables: Return of the American Chestnut

May 04, 2012
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In the late 1800s, when the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) reigned in Eastern forests, the tree was a symbol of national identity. Log cabins were built from its lumber, Christmas carols celebrated its nuts "roasting on an open fire," and the tree dominated the landscape. At the turn of the century, an estimated 4 billion American chestnut trees filled a quarter of forests in the Eastern United States.

Links We Love, 12/7/2011

December 07, 2011
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-Bikers wearing helmets planted with trees race on through the streets of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, paying homage to their green city. [Pruned]

Links We Love, 6/23/2011

June 23, 2011
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-Is Uncle Sam the original reason behind the love of U.S. vegetable gardens? After a visit to the new National Archives show in D.C., Corby Kummer thinks so. [The Atlantic]

Growing Salad in Outer Space

June 08, 2011
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A Japanese astronaut, a Russian astronaut, and an American astronaut blasted into space today (no, not the beginning of a joke) and they are planning on growing plants...in space! Satoshi Furukawa (pictured) is going to grow cucumbers and his fellow astronaut, Sergei Volkov, will be growing tomatoes, to test the effect of growing plants in a gravity-free environment.

Jasmine, a Revolutionary Flower

May 10, 2011
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Jasmine, a long-time favorite flower of the Chinese, loved for its scent and use in tea, has been banned by the Chinese government. Starting in February, there was talk of a "jasmine revolution" floating around the internet and the Chinese government put in place an open-ended ban on selling jasmine at the retail and wholesale markets in Beijing. Even famous poetry about the fragrant flower has been yanked off the internet.

"Jasmine Becomes Contraband in China," The New York Times

Links We Love 3/6/11

April 06, 2011
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-Miracle Grow: Scientists at Harvard mark lily petals and create a time-lapse film of the flower unfurling, learning that the edges of the flower grow faster than their centers. [BBC]

-From Farm to Table: Michelle Obama is writing a gardening book and cookbook. [Eater]

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