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Weekend Plantidote 2012-04-07

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Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me (song Durbin and Burke 1929)........

Happy Easter and Passover

We may associate the Netherlands with tulips, but they originate from Central and Western Asia. First known cultivation was around 1000 AD. The Latin name tulipa is derived from the Turkish word turbend (turban). Did you know that many of the striped hybrids were derived from tulips infected with a mosaic virus?

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Submitted by Kathryn on

you totally win. whatever it is. you win.

Plantidote of the year.


Submitted by lambert on

That might be fun. Or maybe throw off cooperation? It would be nice to have some way to reward this great series.