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Old October 7th, 2010, 12:11 AM
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Oh, forgot to say, that's a really good article, LP. When I read this bit ...

It opened the way for plant explorers — people like John Tradescant (circa 1570s to 1638), gardener to Charles I — to bring exotic botanics to the great glass houses of Britain, Spain, and France.

I actually wondered if this Tradescant is the one that David Austin named one of his beautiful roses after? Seems possible. Just don't know if I am game to try the Lemon Chicken recipe with its 2 Tbsp finely chopped lemon-scented pelargonium leaves. When you see how much is in that dish, my dog was getting more than a human dose of it. They are where he can't get to them now.
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