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Gardening Milestones--III

Below are a few  milestones in the timeline of botany and gardening in the 19th century.  Can you match when they occurred?   answers below. 
 
1.  1801 a. first machine to cut lawns by Budding, English engineer
2.  1802 b.  first seeds in packages in America by Shakers in CT
3.  1804 c. A.J. Downing wrote first American book on landscaping
4.  1830 d.  Royal Horticulture society in England formed
5.  1841e.  cast iron invented, lead to large conservatories
6. 1842 f.  first chemical fertilizer (superphosphate) made, England
7.  1866 g. 'La France', first hybrid tea rose, date of modern roses
8. 1867 h. Mendel introduced the basics of inheritance
9.  1892 i.  first gasoline powered garden tractor, Iowa
10.  1891 j.  grandiflora gladiolus  into No. Amer. by John Childs nursery

 

Answers:

1. e

2. b

3. d

4. a

5. c

6. f

7. h

8. g

9. i

10. 



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