BVC - King's College...
christina.biles at ci.austin.tx.us
Mon Apr 12 10:16:48 PDT 1999
> 3) "Clove gillyflowers" are good, old-fashioned pink carnations. Be
> careful when you go looking for dianthus, also known as "pinks", at
> the nurseries. You don't want to use "pinks"; I've been told they are
> not good for your health. As for a supply of gillyflowers, you have
> to wait until they bloom...I have about a dozen plants and the flowers
> are just now forming. 8^)
According to the herbalists and botanical people I've consulted, clove gillyflowers aren't carnations. Related, but not the same.
If I can't find clove dianthus, I may turn to carnations...
> 4) A beer is good as long as it's still beer. Although it may be urban
> legend, I understand the Bass ale they brought up from various
> shipwrecks was still quite palatable. My imperial stout gets better
> with age. I've had a couple hide for as long as a year...you always
> misplace a few things when you move.
Can you keep one for, say, 10 years?
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