California Throws a Rescue Line to Its Dwindling Monarch Butterflies

A coalition of conservation groups have partnered with the state to add 30,000 milkweed plants in an attempt to restore the species’ population.

#butterflies-and-moths, #california, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #forest-service, #river-partners

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Can This Houseplant Be Saved?

It’s been a long winter, and your plants could use a little love — or maybe a complete overhaul. Here’s what to do.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Terrariums Are One Thing You Can Control

In these uncertain times, what’s not to love about designing your own little world?

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #handicrafts, #your-feed-selfcare

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If You Think You Know What a Fern Is, Think Again

Some live in water; others grow on trees. In 400 million years, these versatile plants have developed some surprising variations.

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Scientists Find a Fossilized Ancestor of ‘Dinosaur Food’

This ancient plant might be even more ancient than paleobotanists once believed.

#brazil, #flowers-and-plants, #fossils, #paleontology, #research, #trees-and-shrubs

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Plant Wrapper Activity

Revisit your childhood gum-wrapper-folding skills to add a crowning touch to a flowerpot.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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One of the World’s Longest-Running Experiments Sends Up Sprouts

After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.

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Seeds From a 142-Year-Old Science Experiment Have Sprouted

After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #beal-william-james-1833-1924, #conservation-of-resources, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #lowry-david-1979, #michigan-state-university, #research, #seeds, #telewski-frank, #weber-marjorie-1985, #your-feed-science

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How Botanical Oils Won Over the West

Though they’ve been prized since the dawn of civilization around the world, these natural elixirs have now taken on an almost religious aura for wellness types.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #hair, #indigenous-people, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #oils-and-fats, #skin, #trees-and-shrubs

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Where to Find Exceptional Flowers in Six Different Cities

A guide to the most exciting florists working today in Chicago, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin, Seoul and Sydney.

#berlin-germany, #chicago-ill, #flowers-and-plants, #mexico-city-mexico, #miami-fla, #mothers-day, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

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Look Fast: It’s Spring Wildflower Season

What makes this moment in the garden so exceptional? The fleeting beauty of flowers you probably didn’t plant.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Soon at Bars, It’s Adios to ‘Cuomoritos’

Lawmakers are expected to move to pause Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s rule that forced bars and restaurants to serve food with alcoholic drinks.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #curfews, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #state-legislatures, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

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Are There More Tulips Than Usual This Year?

After a year of languishing, New York City is flourishing.

#emotions, #flowers-and-plants

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How One of the World’s Oldest Science Experiments Comes Up From the Dirt

Every 20 years under the cover of darkness, scientists dig up seeds that were stashed 142 years ago beneath a college campus.

#beal-william-james-1833-1924, #flowers-and-plants, #lowry-david-1979, #michigan-state-university, #research, #seeds, #telewski-frank, #weber-marjorie-1985, #your-feed-science

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Visiting a Garden Center This Spring? Be Strategic.

There’s a reason the gardening industry fondly refers to this time of year as the ‘100 days of hell.’ And the pandemic has only made it more challenging.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Cemetery’s Big Secret: Lots of Weird Mushrooms

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is a treasure trove for amateur fungi hunters. Just don’t pick any.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #flowers-and-plants, #fungi, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #inaturalist-mobile-app, #mushrooms, #new-york-mycological-society, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

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We Need an Infrastructure Package for Nature

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.

#animals, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birds, #commuting, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #flowers-and-plants, #infrastructure-public-works, #land-use-policies, #long-island-ny, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #united-states

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Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Cosmic Nature’ Dots the New York Botanical Garden

The artist’s lifelong fascination with the natural world inspires monumental floral sculptures in the New York Botanical Garden.

#art, #bronx-nyc, #flowers-and-plants, #kusama-yayoi, #new-york-botanical-garden

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Use Your Newspaper to Make Flowers

Colorful paper blooms are easy to make and perfect for a spring table top.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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We Are a Nation of Immigrants. Our Ecosystems Shouldn’t Be.

Americans have cultivated nonnative plants and flowers for so long it has skewed our experience of spring.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #tennessee, #trees-and-shrubs

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Learning to Love a Stepmother Through the Language of Flowers

I loved the strenuous labor, the smell of the upturned soil as I planted a seed, and learning from her how to shepherd a plant through its life cycle.

#alzheimers-disease, #dating-and-relationships, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #marriages

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Will Lagging Ridership Cloud the Future of Public Transit?

New York City’s system depends on revenue from fares, but it could take years for riders to fully return to subways, trains and buses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flowers-and-plants, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

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8 Public Gardens From Across the United States

These eight gardens, located across the country, welcome visitors with a range of beloved blooms, traditional collections and experiential outdoor spaces.

#bronx-nyc, #chicago-botanic-garden, #coral-gables-fla, #dallas-arboretum-and-botanical-garden, #florida, #flowers-and-plants, #longwood-gardens, #new-york-botanical-garden, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #walking

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The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers

A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.

#bees, #brooklyn-nyc, #east-river-nyc, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny, #your-feed-science

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Why Shop at a Specialty Nursery?

If you buy all your plants at a big-box store, you’re missing out on a wealth of botanical treasures you’ll never find anywhere else.

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The Mansion Is Closed Because of Covid. No One Told the Deer.

Barrington Court, a grand estate in England that was a filming site for “Wolf Hall,” has been shut to visitors for much of the last year — human visitors, that is.

#animal-behavior, #bats, #butterflies-and-moths, #deer, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #henry-viii-king-of-england, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mantel-hilary, #national-trust-group-england, #palaces-and-castles, #shutdowns-institutional

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In Dorset, Jasper Conran’s Garden Runs Wild

Set against the lush English countryside, the designer’s 17th-century home and its riotous plantings of magnificent blooms both defy and inspire his restrained elegance.

#conran-holdings, #conran-jasper, #conran-terence, #content-type-personal-profile, #dorset-england, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #interior-design-and-furnishings

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How a British Gardening Show Got People Through the Pandemic

#britbox-llc, #british-broadcasting-corp, #content-type-personal-profile, #don-monty, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #great-britain, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spring-season, #television

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How To Grow Seedlings With Newspaper

A simple roll of newspaper creates a biodegradable pot to get your spring planting season off the ground.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seeds

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How Untamed Branches Are an Apt Symbol for Our Turbulent Times

Instead of the cool refinement of a simple bloom, they offer a more imposing and irrepressible sort of beauty.

#flowers-and-plants, #thompson-emily-florist, #trees-and-shrubs

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How to Bring Nature Inside With the Right Houseplants

It’s no surprise that greenery has gained popularity during the pandemic. Here’s how to make the most of it at home.

#blakeney-justina, #carter-hilton-author, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jungalow-llc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #trees-and-shrubs

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I Will Not Rest Until This Garden Grows

Letting nature take its course is getting harder to do.

#birds, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #seasons-and-months, #seeds

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5 Picture Books About the Wonders of Science

Fossils, flowers, galaxies and a rare “lefty” snail.

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In Dense, Urban Japan, Flowers Bring Beauty and Solace

In densely packed Tokyo, flora is abundant in unassuming places. Hunting for it, as I learned, can lighten life’s loads.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #tokyo-japan, #trees-and-shrubs

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

Lawmakers are moving to strip the governor of pandemic emergency powers in a repercussion from how the deaths were counted.

#astoria-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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The Smart Way to Grow Roses

It’s the season for ordering roses. Here’s how to choose the right ones — and how to grow them sustainably once you’ve got them.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #kukielski-peter-e, #new-york-botanical-garden, #pesticides, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Sending Flowers During Covid, For Many Reasons

Unable to gather? Gather ye rosebuds.

#flowers-and-plants, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Make a Dried Flower Bouquet

With lush textures and a smaller carbon footprint than their fresh counterparts, dried floral bouquets have been making a comeback the past few years.

#flowers-and-plants, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #valentines-day

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Your Cat Isn’t Just Getting High Off Catnip

A new study hints that plants like catnip and silver vine may also protect your feline friend from mosquitoes.

#animal-behavior, #cats, #flowers-and-plants, #mosquitoes, #research, #science-advances-journal, #your-feed-science

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Another Thing a Triceratops Shares With an Elephant

It’s not just large size and something pointy near their faces.

#biology-letters-journal, #dinosaurs, #flowers-and-plants, #paleontology, #research, #seeds, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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It’s a New Year in the Garden, Too: Time for Some Resolutions

In advance of the growing season, it’s helpful for gardeners to acknowledge what went wrong in the previous year, and figure out what to do instead.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #invasive-species, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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How Selfish Are Plants? Let’s Do Some Root Analysis

A new model further untangles the complex strategy games playing out under our feet.

#agriculture-and-farming, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #peppers, #research, #roots, #science-journal, #soil, #your-feed-science

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Hawaii’s Next Wave of Natural Skin-Care Brands

A new generation of beauty companies is rediscovering the islands’ powerful native ingredients, from taro to ferns.

#beauty-concept, #flowers-and-plants, #hawaii, #skin

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Saving Corpse Flowers From Being Inbred to Extinction

To preserve corpse flowers and other rare plants, botanic gardens are borrowing studbooks, an approach used by zoos and horse breeders.

#brookfield-zoo, #chicago-botanic-garden, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #genetics-and-heredity, #institute-of-museum-and-library-services, #your-feed-science

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It May Feel Like Winter, but It’s Time to Shop for Seeds

The 2021 garden season officially begins this month, with the arrival of seed catalogs. Here’s what to expect after last year’s chaotic spring.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #seed-savers-exchange, #seeds, #vegetables

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This Plant Evolved to Hide From a Predator. It Might Be Us.

While people deliberately breed plants, a team of researchers say humans have inadvertently prompted this one to develop camouflage.

#camouflage, #china, #current-biology-journal, #evolution-biology, #flowers-and-plants, #herbs, #research, #your-feed-science

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Separated by Distance? Send Pressed Flowers

The skilled gardener and ceramist Frances Palmer offers a primer on how to decorate a card with dried botanicals.

#albers-josef, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #handicrafts, #hobbies

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T Black Book: Florists

Where you can find the most singular flower arrangements in six major cities, from New York to Tokyo.

#design, #florists, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #gooch-simone-florist, #milan-italy, #paris-france, #thompson-emily-florist, #tokyo-japan

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D.I.Y. Microgreens You Can Grow on Your Kitchen Counter

Think of the rewards of cultivating the tastes of summer all through the winter. You can do this.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #herbs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Revisiting an Ancient Theory of Herbalism

In our own era of mysterious diseases, the supposition that some plants might cure the human organs they most resemble is surfacing once more.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #flowers-and-plants, #herbs, #pliny-the-elder-24-79-ad, #werber-joshua-florist

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