Mum’s the word. If you must speak, then sing out to the queen of autumn, the chrysanthemum. This quintessential fall flower is ubiquitous...
Who knew?  Bamboo shoots, those Asian culinary delicacies, are really the beginnings of the bamboo plants, the culms (new growth) that...
The most notable thing in season right now is the flu. Pandemic pandemonium has set in, and many people are reaching for the antibacterials....
You are seeing stars — and even weirder, I can confirm that the green and red flashes of light in the heavens are not figments of your imagination...
You won’t have this mushroom to kick around anymore. Earthstars, which are in the puffball family of mushrooms, are nature’s kickballs. Very...
I was planning its demise all week and thinking about whom to blame. Would it be Colonel Mustard in the billiard room with a wrench, Professor...
Benito Mussolini had this less-than-conciliatory policy: “Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our...
“How dry I am, how dry I am Nobody knows how dry I am” (No hiccup necessary) This ditty could be the theme song of dusty miller, a...
Blow your horn for the trumpet-shaped flowers of jewelweed! These pretty petals do more than just beautify the wet woodlands. Along with the...

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