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t CAPE GAZETTE, Fr/day, May 30 - June 5, 2003 - 73 G,00RDEN & FARM "'L, g3 ., '.. . !!4 Vanderwende earns $1,500 scholarship Dusti Vanderwende of Green- wood has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship as part of the fifth an- nual Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship program. Vander- wende is one of one hundred high school seniors from across the United States that received this award due in part to their out- standing commitment to the field of agriculture. Vanderwende is ex- pected to attend the Cornell Uni- versity in New York in the fall. The Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship program is open to high school seniors from all 50 states and is offered by Monsanto in association with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agri- culture. This year's award recipi- ents were chosen by an impartial selection committee of agricultur- al educators and industry leaders. "Providing scholarships to help students with farming back- grounds prepare for careers in agriculture will help ensure the fu- ture of U.S. agriculture as a Continued on page 74 Erlk Sumption photo Cape Henlopen High School FFA chapter honors its members Cape Henlopen High School's Future Farmers of America sophomore outstanding member; Chelsea Aydelotte, fresh- (FFA) chapter held its spring banquet Tuesday, May 20, at the man outstanding member; Nicole Schrock, service award high school. Those receiving the highest honors at the cere- and, front row (l-r), Nikki Rhodes, junior outstanding mem- mony include, back row (l-r), Chris Smith, most outstanding ber;, Jackie Lovett, leadership award; Amber Gentry, senior member;, Keith Cmnpbell, service award; Steve Parseghian, outstanding member;, and Casi Sipple, service award. With a tittle planning, you can enjoy fragrances throughout the summer At nearly six feet long and 125 pounds, Chinook salmon are the largest but not the only salmon noted for incredible homing abili- ty. After four or five years feeding in the open ocean, salmon find their way back to the exact shal- low riverbed where they were , born. All by using their acute sense of smell. Experiments by Canadian sci- entists show that salmon will slow or completely stop migrating when certain human smells are present. And what a great sense of smell it is - the salmon were able to detect a solution of one part hu- man skin in 80 billion parts water. The smell is an amino acid called serine and it is found in the skin or hoofs of deer, sea lions and even dogs. Because the amount of ser- ine in human skin varies accord- ing to the age, sex and race of the individual, might even explain why some people have better luck at fishing. Smells play an important and arguably equally important role in the garden. For many years fra- grance was ignored by plant breeders, resulting in the disap- pointment of stopping to smell the roses only to find that the roses no longer had any smell. Now many roses are bred for their strong scents, especially the hybrid tea Double Delight and the notable GARDEN JOURNAL Paul Barbano "Old English Roses" developed by David Austin. Medieval gardeners believed that the perfume of flowers was literally the breath of God. Be- cause our sense of smell is con- nected to the parts of our brain where moods and emotions are triggered, and where memory is stored, it's no surprise we are at- tracted to scents. Like a fine wine grape a flower's scent depends not only on the species but also on things such as the soil, time of day, temperature, and even flower color. Most strongly scented flowers are white, yet, oddly, most white roses are scentless. Continued on page 74 Smells play an important role in the garden. For many years fragrance was ignored by plant breeders, resulting in the disappointment of stopping to smell the roses only to find that the roses no longer had any smell. Now you can enjoy the fragrances of summer by planting some of these flowers (clockwise from top left) narcissus, lilac, datura and Double Delight, to name just a few.