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Re: Reblooming Immortality

Mike Lowe wrote:
> Spathe (spathe-valve) -- A bract or modified leaf subtending a flower or
> group of flowers (often an inner and outer spathe are present in iris)
> Spathes may be green and fleshy or dry and papery -- In the early stages of
> development the spathes enclose and protect the young flower buds.

Mike (and Dana Brown too)

Thanks, couldn't remember. I think the spathe is also the part that gives 
Bougainvillea its color.

On 9 Oct  in -
1000 - Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
1855 - The sewing machine motor was patented by Isaac Singer of New York. Thank 
you, Isaac for keeping us in stitches lo these many years. 
1858 - Mail service via stagecoach between San Francisco and St. Louis was 
started. It took 23 days, four hours for that first run.
1872 - The first mail order catalog was delivered. It was only one page but it 
worked.  It was sent out by Mr. Aaron Montgomery of the famous Montgomery Ward 
catalog and department stores. 

And at the top of the charts on this day in:
1958 - It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards

And born on Suzette Guay's birthday in :
1940 John Lennon (and in 1975,his son Sean)

And born on Julie Irwins birthday (yesterday) in:
1515 - Margaret Douglas Lennox, Countess of  Harbottle Castle, Northumberland, 
Eng.  Prominent intriguer in England during the early reign of Queen Elizabeth 


John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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