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horticulture

Postby William Hupy » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:35 am

Dorothy Parker quotes aside, I first ran across this word while an undergraduate at Michigan State University when I enjoyed excursions through the horticultural gardens, which, after all these years, I realize is redundant.
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Re: horticulture

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:49 pm

Do you mean that all hortis are automatically cultured?
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Re: horticulture

Postby Slava » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:06 pm

Here is a US postage stamp issued in 1958 for gardening and horticulture:

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It was rather scandalous at the time, with many complaints over the state of undress. It's not considered one of the best designs.
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Re: horticulture

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:11 am

I bet Rubens would have liked it.
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