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Old 09-28-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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When Jane Percy became the Duchess of Northumberland in 1995, she inherited a fancy new title, a castle—the one used as the Hogwarts school in a couple of Harry Potter movies—and acres of disheveled gardens that her husband asked her to tidy up. Percy's interest in poisonous plants had been piqued after visiting the remains of a medieval Scottish hospital, so she set about creating Alnwick Castle's Poison Garden, labeled by Smithsonian as "the world's most dangerous garden.

Duchess Grows 'Poison Garden' That Can Kill
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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Rappacini's Daughter?
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Sounds like Blofeld in the book "You Only Live Twice".
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Nice, I was watching a show lat night with the actor that plays Poirot and he visited a woman with a poison garden dedicated to Agatha Christie/Miss Marple. Love those eccentric Brits.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Nice, I was watching a show lat night with the actor that plays Poirot and he visited a woman with a poison garden dedicated to Agatha Christie/Miss Marple. Love those eccentric Brits.
I watched this too and found it very interesting. Our ancestors used to use these plants to heal all kinds of illnesses as well as killing people. Once people started to use modern medicine, they forgot about the power of plants.. It's about time we look back and see how we can use it to our benefits.
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