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Exploding Plants Are Blowing Up The Internet

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Science

Ever seen a plant go ballistic? A viral video posted by the Smithsonian Channel on Thursday shows violets, touch-me-nots and squirting cucumbers ex...

Why Kenny Loggins Should Write A Song About Houseplants

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy
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.

How To Choose The Best Plants For Your Summer Garden

HomeAdvisor | Posted 06.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

Here are some summer garden plants that should do well with regular maintenance throughout the season.

4 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Maia James | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Maia James

But before you replace all your furniture with new organic options or repaint every wall with milk paint, consider these simple ways to reduce indoor air pollution.

5 No-Kill Houseplants For Any Home

Food52 | Posted 06.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Food52

Each person has a slightly different definition of "no-kill," but some plants can deal with more havoc than others, whether an overdose of love (that is, water) or almost complete neglect.

Spiritual Lessons From the Plant World

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

This plant's stubborn determination to stop at nothing to express itself has had a surprising effect on me. In a way, it's helped me to expand my own horizons. Gradually backing down from my former bias, I was able to appreciate so much about my cellmate, like its wildly verdant vitality against the backdrop of winter desolation. Its survival instinct alone staggered me.

Here's Another Huge Reason To Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're a vegetarian, we have some good news for you: Munching on all those plants may cut your risk for colorectal cancer -- the second leading cau...

Yoga Was My Catalyst

Matt Cunningham | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Cunningham

It is so easy to keep the blinders on and live the lifestyle of which most of us have been conditioned towards where materialism and consumption are paramount. Adapting to and seeking out change is more difficult yet far more rewarding.

This Plantable Coffee Cup May Change The Way You See Waste

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

A plantable coffee cup studded with native seeds could change the way coffee drinkers see their trash, as well as green up urban and deforested areas....

4 Rituals to Create a 'Green Family'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the best ways to communicate any message to your children is through regular rituals that are woven into the fabric of their lives. The consistency of intention and action help ingrain the messages you want your children to get most. The use of rituals is very effective in teaching your children about a love of nature and their responsibility for taking care of Mother Earth.

Garden Fantasies Done Right: A Time for Planning

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

January is a useful time to think about your garden in a more calculated, less impulse-driven manner. The snow in your garden provides a clean slate of possibilities, and the fact that you can't act on any of ephemeral ideas for a few months allows you time to consider your choices more in-depth.

From Farm-to-Face, Green Cosmetics and Skincare: An Interview With Brenda Brock

Omega Institute | Posted 02.01.2015 | Style
Omega Institute

Brenda Brock is founder of Farmaesthetics and a well-regarded trailblazer in the green cosmetics movement. Read her take on the changing face of skincare and discover a DIY green gift idea for the coming season.

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

We know we should be trying to save the ancient ecosystems that support over half of all wildlife on earth. But how much do we actually understand this? How much do we fully grasp the magnitude of what will actually happen when the last of the forests vanish for good?

Astoria Characters: The Plant Sculptor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At day's beginning and end, it's black along the patch of 24th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets. The scarce shops, shuttered, are slumbering. Luludi Living Art serves as a grow-light.

How to Keep Your Yard Summer Beautiful All the Way Through Fall

GalTime | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
GalTime

Fall doesn't have to be all about leaves and pumpkins. It can be that last breath of summer color you need before holing away for the long gray winter ahead.

Put Some WOW In Your Garden This Fall

GalTime | Posted 11.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
GalTime

Here are five great ideas on how to amp up your garden style, so you can enjoy your outdoor space all the way up to Jack Frost's first visit!

I Am a Botanist (And No, I Don't Grow Marijuana)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

We should not be reluctant to embrace the one word that has always encompassed everything that we do: botany, the study of plants. Our work is critical to the health of the planet and the ages-old quest to better understand it. Our skills, our talents, and our passion are needed now more than ever.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

The 12 Best Indoor Plants

Domino | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Thinking about bringing in some greenery to boost that indoor scenery? Here are a dozen healthy picks. 1. Ferns 2. Ficus tree 3. Fiddle-leaf ficus ...

Twin Putrid 'Corpse' Flowers Causing A Blooming Stink

Reuters | Letitia Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weird News

(Reuters) - The blossoming of twin "corpse" flowers, whose towering, phallic-shaped blooms reek of rotten flesh, is drawing tourists like flies to wha...

Corley Gibbs: The Role of Duplicated Genes as Plants Respond to Environment

Duke University | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Duke University

Plants live a sedentary life (in case you forgot) but that doesn't mean they live a boring one. In order for plants to survive they must be constantly responding to the environment around them.

Secret Messages of Your House Plants

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy
Daisy J Lin

Some people have a green thumb. I once had a roommate who had this gift. The contrast between our rooms was distinct. My room was drab post college Ikea ticky tack. His room was an Amazonian jungle.

A Plethora of Patio Plants

GalTime | Posted 06.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
GalTime

For many fruits and vegetables, the sun can be too harsh, drying soil too quickly, burning leaves, soaring too high for pollination. In Florida, where I grow, I'm all too familiar with the sun and its downside.

Dear America: "Will You Marry the Future?"

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...

Solving the Problem Means Actually Solving the Problem

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

The world requires profound and urgent changes in energy and education and food and healthcare. And whether chicken eggs or cars or cookies, it requires all of us to toss stale, incremental thinking back on the shelf.