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Friday Roundup

by Timber Press on September 30, 2011

in Miscellaneous

Image via A Charlotte Garden

It’s the last day of September! Are you ready for October and upcoming autumn festivities? I’ve found some great links this week that I’d like to share with you. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Michele at Garden Rant explains that scientists have found that eating vegetables can potentially change gene expression in humans. Plant microRNA has been found to change gene expression in mice, and might have the same effect on people.

Garden Design Online has posted an article on twelve threatened landscape sites in the US. The Cultural Landscape Foundation has information on these areas and the people that are working to protect them.

Timber author Fern Richardson shares some insight on creating the perfect collection of fall container plants. She suggests adding herbs that can later be used for Thanksgiving cooking.

It’s time to start thinking about the fall garden. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, Genevieve of North Coast Gardening has a helpful list of ways to prepare your garden for the changing seasons.

Daricia of A Charlotte Garden has posted some striking pictures of passion flowers. She also lists some ways that passion flowers have been used historically as a native plant.

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1 Genevieve September 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

What an honor to be featured among such a great crew! These were some of my favorite blog posts of the week as well. Fern’s writing and creative ideas are always spot-on and inspiring, and Daricia’s photos are beyond gorgeous. Love passion flowers!

I’m off to go read the blog post at Garden Design Online. What an intriguing topic.

2 Candice Peaslee, Marketing Associate October 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

I’m happy to feature your blog, Gen! You always share interesting info. And I hope you enjoyed the blog post at Garden Design!

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