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  • Final Fantasy XIV gathering jobs
    A Quick look at the gathering skills of Final Fantasy XIV
    Gathering skills; while nearly every MMO out there has their own flavor of them, how many have successfully found a means to make them enjoyable? Grinding your way through a combat class certainly has its appeal, but rarely has there been as much...
  • Virginia Poundstone illustrates themes of flowers and plant life
    Flowers and plant life depicted at Tribeca gallery
    The KANSAS gallery in Tribeca has announced a solo exhibition of work by Virginia Poundstone in an exhibition titled Total Meltdown. For this show, Poundstone looks into how flowers and botanical life are represented in art history.For instance,...
  • The Drunken Botanist
    The Drunken Botanist: the plants that create the world's best drinks
    Looking for a little light reading now that you’ve finished the “Fifty Shades” books? If you are or want to be a cocktail enthusiast, here’s a suggestion for your bedside table: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart.This is...
  • Hands-on activities to add to a unit about plants
    Hands-on activities to add to a unit about plants
    "Botany" might seem like a big word to your kids, but when they find out what it means, they'll discover that it's actually a very familiar topic. The Botanical Society of America defines it as "the scientific study of...
  • Trumpet creeper, cow itch(campsis radicans)
    Trumpet creeper, cow itch(campsis radicans)
    The trumpet creeper(Bignonia radicans, cow-itch, Gelseminum radicans, Tecoma radicans, Tecoma speciosa, trumpet flower) is a U.S. native(eastern, north-central, and south-central portions, and naturalized in New England), deciduous, partly...
  • Leake Mounds
    Dr. Kelly and the hallucinogenic sweet potatoes
    Part Six: The Native American history of the Southern AppalachiansPrior to the late 1900s, the prevailing orthodoxy of archaeology was that Native Americans first began building ceremonial mounds and farming around 900 AD in the vicinity of...
  • Triangular temple
    The Nodoroc, an unsolved mystery (Photos)
    Part ThreeOn the northeastern edge of Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia is an enigmatic geological and archaeological zone that is known by few people outside its immediate county. Known to the Creek Indians of the region as the Nodoroc, it was...
  • Children's Garden Party brings children face-to-face with the world of plants
    Children's Garden Party brings children face-to-face with the world of plants
    Children and parents got up close and personal with plants at a Children's Garden Party hosted by the Illinois State University Horticulture Center on the evening of June 26, 2012. A scavenger hunt, an obstacle course and creative craft...
  • Where Lilacs Still Bloom
    Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick
    Title: Where Lilacs Still BloomAuthor: Jane KirkpatrickPublisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing GroupPublication Date: April 17, 2012Genre: NonfictionAs part of the Blogging for Books program presented by Waterbrook Multnomah program, I am...
  • Paphiopedilum
    Creation Day Three: The Great Planting
    On Creation Day 3, God planted the earth. Plants produce energy, so they had to come first. And plants did not come eons before animals.The Miracle of PlantsLife comes from life. This Law of Biogenesis has stood the test of repeated observation....
  • Master Gardener Program
    Master Gardener Program
    BOYLE / MERCER COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PROGRAMMonday, March 6, 2012, 6-9 pm at the Mercer County Extension OfficeCome join other gardeners for this 14 session program. Subects include Botany, Tree identification, Soils, Propagation, Native plants,...
  • Roger Hammer, Botanist
    The Kampong Lecture Series begins the year with Botanist Roger Hammer
    The Kampong resumes it's Lecture Series for the year with an event on Thursday, January 19. Botanist and author Roger Hammer will share stories behind some of Florida’s best-known and loved features. During the fun and fact-filled...
  • Evergreens
    Evergreen everything
    Since Washington is known as ‘the evergreen state’, I wanted to set the record straight concerning evergreens.First of all, evergreen plants and trees are green throughout the year. This allows them to photosynthesize all year long....
  • blueberries
    New York City medicinal plant experts find a super blueberry
    Go to the botanical gardens much? Researchers in New York City who know their berries did. Four of the neotropical species that were tested in their study were from the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at...
  • The Peanut Man
    America’s first peanuts character
    Diamond, Missouri in 1838 was the home of Moses Carverand his wife, Susan; German immigrant farmers. Never having children of their own, the Carvers adopted his brother’s three children when his brother died. By the time the children left...