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Apple Cedar Rust: What on Earth is It and Why Does It Matter?

Sometimes nature can be stranger than fiction.  At George Washington’s Ferry Farm, we are currently experiencing such a phenomenon:  Apple Cedar Rust.  Hideous in appearance, yet strangely fascinating, this fungus erupts on our cedar trees every few years when temperature and moisture are just right. 482 more words


Hornby Pollinators Workshop

On March 5th the HINHC hosted a Pollination Workshop for the public with forty people in attendance at the New Horizons facility. We were fortunate enough to have six biologists who shared their knowledge of Hornby pollinators, and their ever shrinking habitat on our island, giving 3 separate presentations: 364 more words

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Plant Taxonomy

The nursery is bustling with activity. Every day we are out potting up plants and filling the rows in the nursery. It’s still early for some plants, many are just beginning to emerge.The daytime and nighttime temperatures continue to fluctuate. 232 more words

Life At Fernwood

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Tincture: A preparation made by soaking an herb in alcohol until the alcohol absorbs the beneficial ingredients of the plant. This process is known as maceration. 256 more words

ᏩᎴᎷ ᎤᏂᏣᎩᏍᏗ, Kofuckv rakko

Crimson Beebalm / Horsemint – Monarda didyma / M. fistulosa

(William Banks also lists gows’vgí and gonsvdí as possible names as well)

Tsalagi ᏣᎳᎩ – ᏩᎴᎷ ᎤᏂᏣᎩᏍᏗ, wạlelụ ụnịtsạgisdi

Mvskoke – Kofuckv rakko

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National Wildflower Week

It’s National Wildflower Week, hug your nearest wildflower!

Well, it’s probably better if you don’t hug a wildflower, just plant one.  Or better yet, plant a whole bunch. 215 more words