Yellow, brown and orange leaf colors common to such trees as birch, maples, hickory and aspen, come from pigments called carotenoids, the same pigments that are responsible for the color of carrots, corn and bananas. Red and purple colors common to sweet gum, dogwoods and some maples and oaks are produced by another type of pigment called anthocyanin. This pigment is responsible for the color of cherries, grapes, apples and blueberries.
Pteronophobia—the fear of being tickled by feathers.
If you want big flowers, remove buds from mums. Take off the lower flower buds on a stem leaving only the top two or three. This forces the plant’s energy to those buds.
Work organic matter into the soil as you tear out summer annuals. Prepare new beds for spring planting.
Remove plant debris from the garden to protect next year’s planting from insect and disease buildup. Compost plant refuse by alternating layers of soil, plant material and manure or commercial fertilizer.
The following can be read forward and backward: Do geese see God?
Candy corn was originally called Chicken Feed. Though many would argue that candy corn tastes like chicken feed, that's not how it got its original name. Created in 1880 by George Renninger, it was sold to the masses by Goelitz Confectionery Company (now Jelly Belly Co.) at the turn of the century. Because corn is what was used to feed chickens, the creation was called Chicken Feed and the box was marked with a colorful rooster.
Think about putting de-icer in your birdbath to avoid freezing and cracking during winter cold.
The first Halloween Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
How hot is a lightning bolt? About 50,000 degrees—five times hotter than the sun.