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1 North StDover Foxcroft, ME 04426
1755 Post Rd Unit 9Wells, ME 04090
97 Main StreetMachias, ME 04654
169 Farmington Falls RdFarmington, ME 04938
112 Clinton AvenueWinslow, ME 04901
Maine Flowers News
Nov 28, 2018
How militaries – new and old – used herbs plants and flowers on the battlefield - The Desert Sun
Just check the ruins of Pompeii if you doubt this. So long as the armies remained strong to protect her, Rome's agriculture flourished. But over time the soldiers changed some said, as requirements were lowered and training was lacking. At its zenith, a roman soldier was well-trained in engineering and construction as well as battlefield medicine. They not only built aqueducts and paved roads, they founded whole settlements that thrived long after Rome fell.
It was not the battle tactics, but a result of them that links Roman forts to the old world herb, yarrow, Achillea tomentosa and its wild relatives. This pungent herb with its familiar dried "everlasting" flowers contains a chemical that causes blood to coagulate. Therefore every Roman medic ensured a plentiful supply grew locally to stuff into fresh wounds on the battlefield, and to staunch bleeding later on. It was also grown by wood workers who grew it near the workshop for bleeding control of severed finger tips and cuts. While yarrow existed in only a few places before the Roman Empire, afterwards it naturalized wherever their villas, towns and forts once stood.
The last years of the Civil War were particularly difficult in the South after such prolonged conflict. More men died of dysentery and other d... Nov 28, 2018
In the Dark podcast: Supreme Court will hear Curtis Flowers’s appeal - Vox.com
Flowers was first sentenced to death for the murders in 1999, and he has remained on death row ever since.
Flowers's current appeal revolves around racism in jury selection. And its outcome could have serious ramifications - not only for Flowers himself, but for the racial makeup of juries around the country.
After Flowers's first two convictions (which were both appealed), higher courts found evidence of prosecutorial misconduct as well as racial discrimination during the juror selection process.
Flowers's lawyers argue that prosecutor Evans has a lengthy history of "adjudicated purposeful race discrimination" in selecting jurors for the cases he tries. Specifically, Evans has frequently relied on the peremptory challenge, which allows attorneys to ask for the removal of a limited number of jurors without needing to give a reason.
If you're thinking that sounds like it opens the door for potential misuse and abuse, you're right. The peremptory challenge has long been controversial because it may tacitly systematize racial discrimination; Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall favored its complete abolition.
And a 1986 Supreme Court case, Batson v. Kentucky, established that peremptory challenge cannot be used to discriminate against jurors based on race, ethnicity, or sex. But that's not always a guarantee of fairness.
In fact, in each of Flowers's first four trials, Evans used all of his juror "strikes," including his peremptory challenges, with the apparent intent to remove as many black jurors from the jury selection as he could.
Flowers's appeal of his latest 2010 conviction rests on this aspect of the case, and his petition minces no words about how Evans used peremptory challenges to racially discriminate against him:
Through the first four trials, prosecutor Doug Evans relentlessly removed as many qualified African American jurors as he could. He struck all ten African Americans who came up for consideration during the first two trials, and he used all twenty-six of his allotted strikes against African Americans at the third and fourth trials.
Two previous courts found that Evans's conduct violated Flowers's right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment. In fact, in 2007, the Mississippi state Supreme Court found that Evans's behavior represented "as strong [a] case of racial discrimination as we have ever seen in the context of a Batson challenge."
Now, the current appeal, which has reached the US Supreme Court, is arg... Nov 28, 2018
The Christmas flower - The Hutchinson News
Star of Bethlehem, while the red color represents the blood sacrifice of Christ’s crucifixion.Poinsettias might have remained south of the border were it not for the intervention of the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett. Poinsett, a botanist, was so enchanted by the plant he discovered in Mexico that he sent cuttings back to his home in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828. The rest is, as they say, history. Poinsettia is often capitalized because it is named after a person. Joel Poinsett died on Dec. 12, 1851. To honor him, Dec. 12 is now celebrated as National Poinsettia Day.Poinsett was an intriguing personality. Besides being a first-rate botanist, he excelled in politics and diplomacy. He served in the South Carolina legislature and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as an advisor to five consecutive presidents from James Madison to Martin Van Buren in the first half of the 19th century. In his capacity as Secretary of War in the Van Buren administration in 1838, Poinsett presided over the United States Exploring Expedition, the first circumnavigation of the globe sponsored by the U.S. Poinsett insisted that the expedition should collect geological, biological and anthropological specimens. The specimens were displayed at the Patent Office building.Somewhat coincidentally, the U.S. was debating how to best use a $508,318 bequest—about $15 million in today’s money—from a British subject, James Smithson. Joel Poinsett was the first to argue that the money should be used to fund a national museum. Any visitor to the Smithsonian owes Joel Poinsett a big thank you.Joel Poinsett was a man with a prodigious intellect and many accomplishments, yet today, he is best known for being a devoted gardener. And for that, we are especially grateful.Jim Schinstock is a retired teacher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
... Oct 12, 2018
Three wines to stock up on for Thanksgiving, plus 2 more to sip on warm days
Virginia at City Vino in Fredericksburg, Department of Beer and Wine in Alexandria, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview).
Domaine de Mus Rosé 2017
Pays d'Oc, France, $13 in 750-milliliter bottle, or $28 in three-liter box
This blend of grenache and cinsault is a delicious Provencal rosé, with racy flavors of melon and herbs and a slightly tart finish. The importer has sold out of the bottles, but the wine is still available in three-liter boxes, with more on the way. Consider that a nearly 50 percent discount on four bottles. That's a steal. Keep the boxes in mind for holiday parties, from Oktoberfest through New Year's. This is fun, food-friendly, delicious wine. ABV: 12.5 percent.Imported and distributed by Kysela: Available in the District at Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits, Magruder's, Rodman's. Available in Maryland at 5 O'Clock Wines & Spirits in Owings Mills; Dawson's Liquors in Severna Park; Hunt Valley Wine, Liquor & Beer in Cockeysville; Maple Lawn Wine & Spirits in Fulton; Montgomery Plaza Liquors in Catonsville; Montpelier Liquors in Laurel; Old Farm Liquors in Frederick; Wine Bin in Ellicott City; Wine Cellars of Annapolis; Wine Source in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at Screwtop Wine Bar & Cheese Shop in Arlington, Streets Market and Unwined in Alexandria, 3 Chopt Mart and Libbie Market in Richmond, Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield.
Stobi Rosé 2017
This is an unusual wine, not just because we don't see many from Macedonia. It is a blend of the white rkatsiteli grape (native to Georgia) and the native Balkan red vranec. The mash-up is delicious, a basketful of fresh-picked berries with a squirt of citrus. ABV: 12 percent.Imported by Winebow, distributed by Winebow in the District, Country Vintner in Maryland and Virginia: Available in the District at Rodman's, Town & Country Market, U Street Wine & Beer; on the list at Ambar, Bistro Boheme, Hank's Oyster Bar (Pennsylvania Avenue), Sospeso. Available in Virginia at Dominion Wine and Beer in Falls Church, Euro Foods in Alexandria; on the list at Ambar in Arlington, Bastille, Cosmopolitan Grill, Old House Cosmopolitan and Society Fair in Alexandria.
Availability information is based on distributor records. Wines might not be in stock at every listed store and might be sold at additional stores. Prices are approximate. Check Winesearcher.com to verify availability, or ask a favorite wine store to order through a distributor.
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... Sep 10, 2018
Summer flowers have gone by, so what to grow now?
Norway maple – so it will do OK in mostly shade, if not full shade.
The two rudbeckias commonly grown in Maine are R. fulgida, with the most common cultivar being “Goldsturm”; and R. hirta, with “Indian Summer” and “Herbstonne” as common cultivars. Fulgida is a true perennial and will live forever, while hirta is a biennial, living two years but self-seeding.
We grow both in our garden. The true perennial is in our formalized beds, while the biennial wanders around the vegetable garden by self-seeding itself.
Echinacea is another perennial that will blossom late into the season, though not as late as rudbeckia. Like rudbeckia it has daisy-shaped flowers with a prominent cone – thus the common name coneflower – but it comes in a wider range of colors. Hybridizers have created echinaceas in red, green, pink, white and more.
Many of the exotic ones do not thrive – so if you want to have varieties that will live forever, go with purple/pink – the color of the original species.
Asters are the most common native, late-flowering perennial – and the options abound. The New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae angliae, because the taxonomists decided that aster wasn’t quite right, although everyone still calls them asters) is the most common, and can grow up to 6 feet tall, although some cultivars are 2 feet tall. They come in blue, purple, white and pink and are gorgeous in a mass. Asters are an excellent pollinator plant at a time when not many flowers are in bloom. The New York aster (S. novi-belgii) is a similar plant, but blooms a little later than the New England variety.
Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susan, mingles with other late-blooming flowers in a fall garden. It will keep blossoming until frost. Lijuan Guo/Shutterstock.com
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