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plant history

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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An interview with Noel Kingsbury

November 4, 2016
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Flora trivia: Test your knowledge of plant history

October 25, 2016

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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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On plant explorers, cross-dressing, and nursery rhymes

April 13, 2012

Most of us were taught that the first man to circumnavigate the globe was Ferdinand Magellan. Actually, Magellan died before he could complete the voyage, but at least his expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe. But do you know who was the first woman to do so? Her name was Jeanne Baret, and […]

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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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