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Why Kenny Loggins Should Write A Song About Houseplants

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Joseph P. Farrell

Emily surprised me with a new plant on my birthday. We named her Federika. I thanked Emily a thousand times, all the while thinking, Holy, shit, if this thing dies I am totally f*cked. Please, God, don't let this f*cker die.

"Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

One might think that as the subject of innumerable books, a Hollywood movie, and status as a feminist and artistic icon, there wouldn't be anything more to add to the conversation on Frida Kahlo. However, the recently opened exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden entitled, "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" is proof to the opposite.

The 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' Plant Exists, And It's Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.24.2015 | Home

Say what?!

Care and Feeding of an Obstinate Plum Tree

Geri Spieler | Posted 03.27.2015 | Home
Geri Spieler

I inherited 10 fruit trees, one a 50 year-old Anjou Pear. A couple of apple of unknown variety, five citrus, a Loquat and a Black Fig. They all survived my learning curve, so I figured I had graduated to the level of planting my own varieties of fruit.

The Lowline: Bright Lights (Video) | Posted 03.25.2015 | Home

In the modern city, space, as any over zealous estate agent will gleefully tell you, is at a premium.

Why Are Adults Left Out of Hands-On Science Learning?

Marcos Stafne | Posted 12.07.2014 | Home
Marcos Stafne

A struggle I have with trying to learn science as an adult is that it's often a solitary activity. Working in a children's museum, I'm constantly trying to promote interactive science experiences for kids, but outside museums I haven't found consistent hands-on opportunities for adults to deepen my understanding of science.

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Barbara Greenberg

Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.

Spring Queening!

Mike Diamond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Mike Diamond

Ah, springtime, the season of pansies! After a long, cold, dark winter, spring is finally arriving. Mother Gaia warms, the birds chirp and I begin to...

The Begonia Monologues

Mike Diamond | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
Mike Diamond

Am I the only person who longs for there to be a soulful rock diva named Tina Turnip? I have considered adopting one of the following as a pen name: Pete Moss, Phil O'Dendron, Bud Blast. If I were a drag queen I'd call myself 'Tacky Sandra'; keep me hydrated and I spread easily!

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part III

Helen Davey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Home
Helen Davey

In Parts I and II, I described John's developing passion for nature, which I interpreted grew out of his experience of traumatic loss. From the loss of his mother, to his being "put out to service," John undoubtedly felt both bereft and constrained.

From Parking Lot to Paradise - the Revenge of Urban Agriculture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.17.2013 | Home
Charles A. Birnbaum

Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...

Museum Tower is an "attack" on the Nasher Sculpture Center's garden, building and art

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 01.25.2013 | Home
Charles A. Birnbaum

As Nasher Sculpture Center landscape architect Peter Walker sees it, the intense light reflecting off Museum Tower, the 42-story, $200 million condomi...

The Big Task of Managing Nature at New York's Central Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Charles A. Birnbaum

I know that it may come as a shock to some, but New York's Central Park is not an act of God. It might seem that way, especially in the woodlands, which appear so authentically, well, natural.

PHOTOS: The Netherlands' Amazing Horticultural Expo

Sue Frause | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Sue Frause

As one of the largest horticultural producing regions within Europe, this year's edition is spread out over 163 acres known as the Venlo Green Park. The 2012 theme, "Be part of the theatre in nature, get closer to the quality of life," acknowledges the contribution of Dutch horticulture to the quality of life.

PHOTOS: 10 Spectacular Gardens Around The World

Laura DiMugno | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Laura DiMugno

What better way could there be to understand a place than to walk through a garden?

Take A Look Inside Monet's Garden

Posted 05.04.2012 | Home

In 1883 Claude Monet and his family rented a house with a barn that doubled as a painting studio in Giverny. Years later, the garden's green bridge, w...

PHOTOS: 10 Colorful Spring Festivals Worth The Trip

George Hobica | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
George Hobica

It's time for festivals that celebrate both flowers and the season in general.

WATCH: University's Prized Corpse Flower Blooms

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 03/19/2012 12:25 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet A rare — and stinky — corpse flower is blooming now at Corne...

Plant Scientists Develop Purple Strawberry

Posted 03.04.2012 | Home

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 03/02/2012 07:24 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists aren't content to let nature rest on its laurels when it come...

Yahoo's 'College Majors That Are Useless'... Really?

Allen S. Levine | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Allen S. Levine

This week a Yahoo blogger posted "College Majors That Are Useless," with agriculture topping the list, followed by horticulture and animal science. While I'm hesitant to give the list more credibility than it deserves, this blog post is so far off base it has to be refuted.

City Shaping III: The Philadelphia Story

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Charles A. Birnbaum

For more than three centuries, city planning, landscape architecture and a unique civic ambition that emphasizes horticulture as much as the pedestrian experience in its public spaces and streetscapes, have made Philadelphia a fascinating city.

Thank You for Spraying

Ken Cook | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Ken Cook

Eyes widened in a room of executives from companies with annual organic sales in the hundreds of millions of dollars, as Schmidt described how cakes baked with organic sugar and flour don't taste as good as regular cakes.

Going Native in Los Angeles

Guy Nicolucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Guy Nicolucci

If you're like me, you think a native plant in Los Angeles is medical marijuana, and that its natural habitat is a storefront clinic in a strip mall next to a Foster's Freeze.

Growing Pains

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Jerry Zezima

We have had several delicious meals featuring string beans, jalapenos and parsley, and there will be plenty more when the tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers and cauliflowers are ready to eat.