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3 gift ideas for the garden geek

December 11, 2017

All gardeners are geeks in their own way but some gardeners dig deeper than others, seeking to discover how far the roots really go. For some people, plants are more than plants. They might be symbols of beauty (rose), peace (olive branch), perfection (orchid), or even death (poppy). Plants can be keys to understanding human […]

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A history of eternal sleep, opium, and cakes

October 4, 2016

Step into the lush history of the iconic perennial poppy! Noel Kingsbury presents the science along with the symbolism of Papaver plants in Garden Flora.

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How plants work: 4 fun facts

June 18, 2015

Plants are full of surprises. How Plants Work author Linda Chalker-Scott shares a few of her favorites. 1)  SENDING OUT AN SOS Like clockwork, the first buds on the rose bushes in our sunny front yard emerge in April, followed by an army of aphids that covers the buds entirely. If I happen to see […]

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Stranger-than-fiction facts about plants

May 5, 2015
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Vanilla Orchids

June 20, 2011

We’re happy to announce the release of Vanilla Orchids: Natural History and Cultivation. In Vanilla Orchids, leading orchid expert Ken Cameron covers the natural history of the world’s most popular flavor and fragrance and provides an introduction to the pollination, biology, structure, evolution, and diversity of Vanilla and related orchids. With more than 30,000 known species, orchids […]

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