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Cynara scolymus - Globe Artichoke Plants / Other

Cynara scolymus - Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichokes were cultivated by the Greeks and Romans who obtained them from North Africa. They have been grown in England since at least the 1500 s and were considered an aristocratic vegetable. King Henry VIII (1491-1547; he who had 6 wives but could produce only 3 children) was particularly fond …

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Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy

A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy | At first blush, the subtitle of intrepid traveler Eric Hansen s floral account might seem, well, hyperbolic. After taking this whirlwind tour of the hidden world of rare orchid collectors, the reader will find the words well chosen. Hansen invites us into …