Bananas, as a food, are far older than recorded history. Their earliest home is believed to be the tropical regions of South Asia.
The armies of Alexander the Great found bananas rowing abundantly in the valley of the Indus in 327 B.C. He learned that dried roots could be carried long distances and would then grown anywhere that the climate was suitable.
Roane County seniors who are aging into Medicare or are newly retired may benefit from an upcoming Medicare 101 workshop.
The workshop, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Services Department at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, will review information about Part A, B, C, and D of Medicare and options available for Medicare coverage.
On May 25, Obed Wild and Scenic River staff will lead the park’s first hike dedicated to researching the possible presence of the allusive and invasive armadillo.
Obed park rangers will conduct a short, informative hike along the Emory River Nature Trail, during which participants will be taught more about this mysterious creature and the risks that such non-native species can pose to an ecosystem.
Participants should meet at the Rock Creek Campground at 2 p.m. and should wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.
A border of day lilies really dresses up your garden. All the pretty flowers are in bloom for only one day at a time, but the blooms are so prolific and replace each other so fast that it is hard to realize they are so well named. Because that’s what they are, one day at a time, day lilies.
The exuberant and lovely blossoms are among the most satisfactory and easy-care flowers one could imagine for any American or Canadian garden, and they flourish especially well in the gardens of Tennessee.