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Tending roses: How the drought is changing all the rules

California’s drought has created new playbooks for landscaping and gardening in the Southland, and rose care is no exception. We turned to Tom Carruth — rose curator at Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino — for some advice and what to do now to ensure healthy...

Enormous Lily Pads Have Returned to Paraguay

The giant waterlily Victoria cruziana, the New York Botanic Gardens' 1907 journal reported, reveals its fragrant flowers by night, "perfuming the air with an odor reminding one much of the pineapple." This queen of waterlilies, whose...Show More Summary

A botanical mystery solved by phylogenetic testing

Missouri Botanical Garden researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. The methods and results were published in Oryx. The authors include Garden researchers in both St. Louis and Madagascar.

Two of the world's tea species extinct in the wild according to new report

The Red List of Theaceae, the tea family, published by the Global Trees Campaign (a joint initiative between Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International), has identified more than a third of the world's Theaceae species are threatened with extinction. Show More Summary

Our Call Center took a Record Number of Calls in December

Our call center took 16,000 MORE calls in December than during the same time in 2016. There were a few key events that impacted the volume: The Lion King and Nutcracker at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Tower Hill Botanic Garden (new Freshtix client) The Military Bowl (new Ticket Alternative client) and the First Noel […]

Thain Family Forest in Bronx, New York

This small forest in the Bronx could be the most important woodland in the city of New York. The Thain Family Forest, a 50-acre plot of trees within the New York Botanical Gardens, is the largest surviving remnant of the city’s original...Show More Summary

18-year-old daughter asks stepdad to adopt her in the best Christmas gift ever

Some gifts are totally priceless. Makayla Dabney, an 18-year-old from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, gave her dad the best Christmas present anyone could hope to receive. SEE ALSO: At Christmas, these UNESCO protected botanical gardens turn into a living fairytale She wraps it really, REALLY well. Show More Summary

The Strongest Frisco Rainbow I’ve Ever Seen – No Filter – From Back When They Called Strybing Arboretum Strybing Arboretum

TweetThis kind of thing is why I continue to call our San Francisco Botanical Garden the Strybing Arboretum. Anyway, here’s your single rainbow, all the way, as seen near Heidelberg Hill, back when everybody called Strybing Strybing: This shot doesn’t look very SF, but there you go…

Plant-Based Icons at the U.S. Botanic Garden by Garden Rant

The year-old Museum of African American History and Culture on the grounds of the Washington Monument is still so hard to get tickets for, I’ve only seen the exterior (fabulous!) and the landscape (too new to look like much). But while I’m figuring out how to get inside, at least I got to see the […]

An integrated assessment of vascular plants species of the Americas

Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Dr. Carmen Ulloa is the lead author of "An Integrated Assessment of Vascular Plant Species of the Americas," published today in Science. Ulloa along with 23 co-authors compiled a comprehensive, searchable checklist of 124,993 species, 6,227 genera and 355 families of vascular plants of the Americas. Show More Summary

At Christmas, these UNESCO protected botanical gardens turn into a living fairytale

Every Christmas in London the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are turning into a Disney-like wonderlandChristmas at Kew features over a million lights along a one-mile long trail which is guaranteed to enchant all visitors regardless their age.  Read more... More about London, Christmas, Mashable Video, Light, and Laser

Kyoto Botanical Garden in Kyoto, Japan

The wide variety of plants at Kyoto's botanical garden—over 12,000 different species—make this often-overlooked garden a year-round gem. Cherry blossoms bloom throughout the garden in the spring (there are 500 cherry trees), and hydrangea in the summer (the garden contains 180 varieties). Show More Summary

Nina Agdal Goes Glam for Winter Wonderland Gala in NYC

Nina Agdal looks stunning as she arrives at the 2017 New York Botanical Garden Winter Wonderland Gala on Friday night (December 15) in New York City. The 25-year-old model was a vision in a white, lace gown while carrying a gold bag for the event. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nina Agdal Proceeds [...]

Trove of works on paper by sculptor Henry Moore joins The Huntington's collections

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired a major collection of graphic art by Henry Moore (1898?1986), the most prominent British sculptor of the 20th-century. A gift of theShow More Summary

Make a Beautiful Botanical Terrarium For Your Home

We’ve heard of bonsai trees and zen gardens, but another meditative and creative practice that is making waves among interior designers, artists and nature enthusiasts are handmade botanical terrariums – beautiful tiny worlds crafted by your own hands inside of a transparent glass or plastic container showcasing a tiny piece …

New forms of orchids identified and described by Lobachevsky University scientists

(Lobachevsky University) At the 22nd World Orchid Conference held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Lobachevsky University was represented by Director of the Botanical Garden Alexander Shirokov and head of the laboratory at the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine Lavr Kryukov who shared the results of their studies of the polymorphism of Cypripedium guttatum flowers in Russia.

When Rome's Colosseum Was A Wild, Mysterious Botanical Garden

Today, the Colosseum stands bald and bare. But for centuries, it was a wild and overgrown place, and its lost history as a primeval garden ruin has left traces in the art and poetry of countless generations that walked among its sta...

California's dry regions are hotspots of plant diversity

The first "big data" analysis of California's native plants, using digitized information from more than 22 herbaria and botanical gardens around the state, provides some surprises about one of the most thoroughly studied and unique areas in the country.

Insights from Germany by Thomas Christopher

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a lecture sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden, and it was eye-opening.  The speaker was Cassian Schmidt, who since 1998 has been director of Hermannshof, a combination botanical and trial garden situated on six-acres of in the hill-town of Weinheim north of Heidelberg.   […]

Lucinda’s ginkgo in yellow leaf

2 months agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Ginkgo trees may be commonplace in cooler climates, but they’re unusual in Austin. I’ve seen one at Zilker Botanical Garden, and then there’s this beautiful, mature ginkgo in author Lucinda Huton‘s garden in the Rosedale neighborhood. Show More Summary

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