11th September

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56




The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
John Gabriel Perboyre
Our Lady of Coromoto
Paphnutius of Thebes (Roman Catholic Church)
Protus and Hyacinth

Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a former holiday. (Pakistan)
Emergency Number Day, proclaimed by President Reagan on August 26 in 1987. (United States communities, particularly the local emergency services)
National Day of Catalonia (Catalonia)
Nayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church)
Patriot Day (United States)
Teacher's Day (Argentina)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans or Peas*

Also on this day:

1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly-led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.

1541 – Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonko.

1649 – Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them.

1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.

1922 – The British Mandate of Palestine begins.

1961 – Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.

1973 – A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years, with the support of his good friend Margaret Thatcher. Fucking Bag.

1982 – The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

2001 – The September 11 attacks take place in the United States.

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.