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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Melon Tips from GardenGate.com

Garden Gate Magazine has an email list of gardening tips that I recently subscribed to. Today they send out this tip out regarding the ripeness of melons. Since most melons don't ripen once they are cut from the vine, it is important to pick the right moment.

GardenGateTips.com: "Ripe for the picking

Mark Twain once said, "A ripe melon says 'punk' when thumped; a green one says 'pink' or 'pank.'"

This thump test works for some watermelons, but two less subjective clues may make picking the perfect watermelon easier..."

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Gardens from Space

Playing around with Google Earth lately and thought about looking at some of the great gardens in the LA area. Since these gardens are quite large, satellite photos show good detail.

Here is a shot showing the entire Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, California.


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