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Ensete superbum

This monocarpic, herbaceous banana is a wonderful specimen in any garden. Monocarpic describes plants that flower, set seed, and then die. Ensete superbum, or cliff banana, is native to India and has a conical pseudo-stem made up of overlapping leaf sheaths.  154 more words


The Butterfly Garden: A Haven for Wild Bees

In major urban landscape such as Washington, D.C., a place like the Smithsonian Institution’s Butterfly Habitat Garden serves a valuable purpose as a rich and rewarding refuge, not only for butterflies, but also for bees. 235 more words


Eating disorder + gender dysphoria = baby face.

When it rains in York the air smells of chocolate. I usually hate this smell. But the rain has brought some relief. The air has freshened and I’ve finally managed a full eight hours sleep at the end of another manic, crazy-beautiful week. 555 more words


Agriculture and Science Conference 7th - 10th December 2014

Generation 2050 – Applications Open

7 – 10 December 2014
Armidale, NSW 
The University of New England (UNE) will chose 100 passionate agriculture or science students from around Australia to take part in Generation2050: Project Feed the World conference. 88 more words

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Explore Smithsonian Gardens' Orchids Online!

At the end of April, after ten months of planning, coordinating, and troubleshooting, the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection (SGOC) went live. No, we didn’t kill off all of the plants over the winter and revive them for this announcement . 301 more words