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Palms, Bananas, All Monocots…Oh My! Their Similarities and the Differences that Distinguish Them From Dicots...and why this should matter to you!

Many gardeners are self taught and haven’t formally learned Botany, the science that helps us understand plants in a more formal, academic way, though they may be excellent ‘gardeners’ in terms of their growing of plants.  13,148 more words


#WeekendCoffeeShare Wildfire

If we were having coffee this weekend I would offer you your beverage on ice. The weather is warming up quickly, and the wind is blowing outside. 542 more words


Calochortus tolmiei

I had a feeling I would really miss living in the Rogue Valley once the spring wildflowers started blooming.  I don’t know if you’ve been in this position, but I love my job in Portland and the pay is better …but I’d much rather live in Southern Oregon.   145 more words


What's in a Name?

When I was a kid growing up on a farm in southwestern Ontario, sumac seemed to be everywhere, with its long, spindly stems, big, spreading compound leaves, and fuzzy red berries. 915 more words


Friday Fellow: Hooker's Lips

by Piter Kehoma Boll

We are always fascinated by plants that have some peculiar shape that resemble something else. And certainly one of them is the species I’m introducing today,  253 more words

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