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plant-a-day: Snowdrops Galanthus nivalis Common Snowdrops are the first harbinger of spring in many parts of the temperate Northern hemisphere. In Danish, they are called “Wintergækker,” which means “winter-teaser.” Galanthus nivalis is native to, and naturalised in large swathes of Europe, and thought to have been dispersed by the Romans during conquest. Other members of the Galanthus family are endangered in the wild, and collection is prohibited. Snowdrop Gardens are popular tourist…

pbsthisdayinhistory: March 27, 1912: The First Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Are Planted in the U.S.On this day in 1912, the first two Japanese cherry blossom trees were successfully planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japanese Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees to demonstrate the growing relationship between the U.S. and Japan.Every spring, Washington D.C. commemorates the initial planting through the…

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