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Creosote Rosemary Cream

Made from wildcrafted Creosote (the “quintessential desert scent”), organic rosemary and jojoba oil, beeswax and mango seed butter, Sonoran Rosie’s aptly titled Creosote Rosemary Cream carries notes of sun-soaked wood and wild herbs. Creosote heals sunspots, soothes sunburns, repels mosquitoes and other bugs, and aids in the prevention of infection, as the plant boasts antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Plus, this cream helps to heal tattoos …
Tags: Design, Plants, Desert, Skincare, Herbal, Lotions, Creams, Creosote, Sonoran Rosie, Creosote Rosemary Cream


The Hits Never Stop: Nissan Fears Plant Shutdowns Amid Parts Disruption

It wasn’t long ago — just a day, actually — that Nissan’s already embattled CEO told shareholders he’d happily be fired if the company’s turnaround efforts fall flat. Less than a week after posting its first quarterly loss in a decade, Nissan now fears that a supply chain disruption born of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak […] The post The Hits Never Stop: Nissan Fears Plant Shutdowns Amid Parts Disruption appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Supply Chains, Production, Plants, Autos, Nissan, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Coronavirus


12 tips for a vibrant spring garden

When the frost begins to thaw and the first signs of spring appear, it’s time to start thinking about your garden. While it’s true that many of your plants won’t fully come to life for another six months, the more you can knock off your list before spring, the better off your plants, lawn, and schedule will be. So even if you’re still enjoying cozy time in front of the fire, consider tackling, or even preparing for, some outdoor chores during breaks in the weather. Weeding If you live in a s...
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Design, Features, Plants, Spring, Flowers, Gardens, Thompson, Gardening And Plants, Pexels, Morgan Images


NYBG Orchid Show: Floral Kaleidoscope

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show Jeff Leatham's Kaleidoscope Feb 15-April 19, 2020 That's famed floral designer Jeff Leatham buried in orchids ... as he transforms the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into tunnels of orchids. Jeff is the artistic director of the Hotel Four Seasons George V in Paris, with... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Designers, Paris, Plants, Four Seasons Hotels, Orchids, Jeff, Jane Berger, Exhibitions / Shows, Floral Design, NYBG, Haupt Conservatory, Jeff Leatham, NY Botanical Garden, Orchid Shows, Hotel Four Seasons George


Could genomics solve the climate change crisis?

Genomics is the study of genes and their functions. The branch of molecular biology presents the idea that the genome can be manipulated for added resilience against harm.Yale professor and editor Daniel C. Esty argues that genetic modification in nature as a way to improve sustainability should be seriously considered.In the book A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, Esty and several authors offer actionable solutions for dealing with greenhouse gases, including genomic in...
Tags: Technology, Biology, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Sustainability, Genetics, Yale, Innovation, Plants, Genomics, Global Issues, Daniel C Esty, Sustainable Future Esty


Plants to give your loved one this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a time to shower your loved ones with thoughtful gifts to let them know how much they mean to you. While jewelry, chocolate and roses have traditionally been associated with the holiday, that special person will surely appreciate a gift that lasts longer — a houseplant. There are so many options of colorful plants that give the gift of fresh air and reminders of your love for years to come. Plus, houseplants are a sustainable, zero-waste option the planet will appreciate, too....
Tags: Design, Features, Gifts, Plants, Valentine, Green Gift Guide, Green Gifts, Gardening And Plants, Succulents, Hoya Kerrii, Golden Pothos


Most endangered plants in the US

A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but what about a blackspore spillwort? Or cabbage on a stick? Do you even know what cabbage on a stick is supposed to smell like? A lot better than you think, most likely, but the problem is you’ll likely never get to smell either of those because they are gravely endangered. In pursuing NetCredit’s research on the most endangered plants in every state, you’ll not only notice the plant names are absolutely fantastic, you’ll also see how human ...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts


Dead Sea Dates Successfully Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds

Using 2,000-year-old seeds originally unearthed from a fortress in the Middle East and caves at the mouth of the Dead Sea, researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center have successfully grown new date palms. After soaking them in an activating solution, 34 seeds were plotted in precise, research-specific potting soil and then watched as they grew. Six seeds sprouted and each plant was carefully assessed. Research …
Tags: Food, Science, Design, Research, History, Culture, Middle East, Plants, Dates, Seeds, Linkaboutit, Varietals, Dead Sea, Hadassah Medical Center, Food Research, Judean Dates


Scientists in Israel grow date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds

Seeds found in Judean desert are male and female, leading to hopes of producing datesA handful of date seeds from fruit that ripened around the time of Jesus have been successfully planted and grown in southern Israel, researchers have revealed.The seeds, dubbed Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith and Hannah, were among many others discovered at archaeological sites in the Judean desert. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Fruit, Agriculture, Plants, Archaeology, Jesus, Judean, HANNAH, Adam Jonah Uriel Boaz Judith


Books: After the Design

OK, so you have a design for your property and either arranged for installation or decided to do it yourself. So now what? Well, what you need is this great new volume by Daryl Beyers, an author and the gardening coordinator at the New York Botanical Garden. In The New... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Plants, New York Botanical Garden, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Timber Press, Daryl Beyers


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Green Dream

Sweet presents that forgo the cliche red and pink for minty hues Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a sham or a delightful excuse to shower a loved one with adoration, we at COOL HUNTING avoid the roses, teddy bears, red and pink color schemes on 14 February. Instead, to celebrate the somewhat contentious holiday this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green …
Tags: Food, Art, Jewelry, Accessories, Music, Design, Prints, Gifts, Records, Plants, Vinyl, Limited Edition, Chocolate, Candles, Interiors, Valentine


The Natural Beauty of Posada by The Joshua Tree House

Beautiful organic oddities, distinct aromas, and biodiversity on 38 acres in Tucson, Arizona Rich and Sara Combs—the husband and wife design duo behind Posada by The Joshua Tree House (Tucson, AZ) and the aptly named The Joshua Tree House (Joshua Tree, CA)—have been together since high school, but their passion for the rich landscape of the rural western parts of the US didn’t surface until …
Tags: Travel, Design, Interviews, Trees, US, Nature, Arizona, Plants, Desert, Flowers, Interior Design, Cactus, Cacti, Posada, Photo Essays, Joshua Tree House


Biodiversity Heritage Library’s Immense Free Image Archive

A collection of images, diagrams, sketches and research surveys believed to be “the world’s largest open access digital archive dedicated to life on Earth,” the Biodiversity Heritage Library is comprised of over 55 million pages of literature. The library (with ephemera dating back to the 15th century) has made over 150,000 illustrations from their collection available for free, high-resolution download. There are also a number …
Tags: Art, Design, Animals, Research, History, Nature, Culture, Libraries, Plants, Biodiversity, Illustrations, Botanical Art, Linkaboutit, Academic Journals, Biodiversity Heritage Library


House plants do not purify the air, study shows

A new meta-analysis at Drexel University shows that house plants are not effective for purifying the air of toxins. A 1989 NASA report that claimed indoor plants are purifying was not conducted in realistic living conditions. Indoor plants have positive effects on our mental health, just not in regards to air quality. There are a lot of strange ideas floating around, especially when it comes to purification. The hope that we can be as clean as possible has been with us for millennia. Religions...
Tags: Garden, Facebook, Science, Environment, Nasa, Pollution, Innovation, Plants, Biodiversity, Derek, Drexel University, Cummings, VOCs, Environmental Engineering, Waring, Bryan E Cummings


New Plants 2020 -- II

New this year from Bailey Nurseries First Editions® Tianshan® Seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides 'Minhep') Named after the mountain range in China where the species is native, this variety has a compact habit (yay!), only 8-12 feet high and 5-7 feet wide. It's a rounded, upright shrub or small tree with... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, China, Plants, Tianshan, Garden Design, Nurseries, Jane Berger, Bailey Nurseries First Editions, Cotoneaster, Sageleaf Willow, Seven Son Flower, Virginia sweetspire


New Roses 2020 - II

Lovely new beauties from Star Roses & Plants: photos: Star Roses & Plants, click to enlarge Petite Knock Out® Rose (Rosa 'Meibenbino') What's not to like about a tiny knockout rose that's just 18" high at mature height? For those with small patios and decks, it's the perfect solution. (Nothing... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Plants, Roses, Garden Design, Nurseries, Jane Berger, Star Roses Plants


"Horticulturalists have a mantra: right plant, right place. For the forty-two-year-old photographer and professional gardener Conrad Ventur..."

"... that place is Participant, where his unassuming, heartfelt exhibition 'A Green New Deal'... includes a working greenhouse filled with a hodgepodge of succulents, bonsai, and carnivorous plants.... Ventur is best known for his indelible portraits of the late Warhol superstar Mario Montez, but an earthier muse is the scene-stealer here: the pathbreaking lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer, who looks elated, shortly before her death, early last year, to be climbing a tree."So writes Andrea K. Sco...
Tags: Art, Law, Editing, Plants, Warhol, The New Yorker, Ann Althouse, Barbara Hammer, Mary Norris, Mario Montez, Conrad Ventur, Ventur, Andrea K Scott


Massive and malodorous – world's biggest flower found

A 111cm-wide Rafflesia was recently discovered but these giants are in dangerThe largest single flower ever recorded was found recently in Sumatra, Indonesia, measuring a reported 111cm (3.64ft) across. This was a specimen of Rafflesia tuan-mudae and beat the previous largest flower record of 107cm for Rafflesia arnoldii, also in Sumatra.Rafflesia is not only a giant flower, but it has no leaves, stems or proper roots. It cannot photosynthesise and instead sucks the food and water out of a parti...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Plants, Sumatra Indonesia, Rafflesia, Sumatra Rafflesia


Overwhelmingly Large Fern Took the Owner and Many Others Completely By Surprise

Adjectives do their best. Occasionally, though, they fall far short of the goal of helping to describing something properly. Case in point, when Twitter user @riley909090 went to purchase a fern described as “large” in an online ad, they weren’t expecting a “gigantic daughter” that more or less needs its own bedroom. According to a now-deleted Twitter thread, the soon-to-be fern owner paid just $40 for the plant from an elderly couple, who also threw in a jar of homemade honey in exchange f...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Viral, Plants, Libby, Sideshow Bob, Philip Lee, Onetime, Clickmonsters, Fern Took, Julie El Taher


Urban Tree of the Year 2020

photo 1 & 2: Michelle Sutton click to enlarge The Society of Municipal Arborists has named the hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) as its 2020 Urban Tree of the Year. The native hackberry, one of the toughest trees around, has a wide range from New England through the mid-Atlantic and west to... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Trees, Awards, Atlantic, Plants, New England, Garden Design, Society of Municipal Arborists, Jane Berger, Hackberry, Urban Tree of the Year, Michelle Sutton


"It’s well documented at this point. Modern employees are feeling more stressed than ever."

Well, first of all, I don't believe that. Also, I'm not sure I understand. Does it mean that employees today are feeling more stressed than employees at any other time in human history or does it mean that within the category of modern employees, the most stress is happening right now? Either way, it seems unlikely to be true and silly to assert that it's "well documented."But that's okay, because I wanted to express extreme skepticism about the main assertion in the article (linked by Drudge): ...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Plants, Ann Althouse, I'm skeptical


World’s oldest forest found in New York state​

The world's oldest forest fossils were located in an abandoned quarry near Cairo, New York. Research of site specimens suggests that the forebearers to modern plants evolved much earlier than expected. The findings help scientists better understand how trees advanced life's evolutionary trajectory to land during a critical period. None As card-carrying members of the universe's exclusive Terrestrial Existence Club, we don't give the Devonian period near enough credit. Beginning 416 million yea...
Tags: New York, Climate Change, Environment, Trees, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Plants, Ecology, Botany, Cardiff University, Catskills, Cairo, Binghamton University, Stein, Biosphere


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

5,700-year-old chewing gum, pertinent plant discoveries, 2019's biggest innovations and more inspiration from the web 2019 Plant Discoveries Include a Cancer-Fighting Fungus and More 102 plants and eight fungi were officially named by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2019 (roughly 2,000 new species are named worldwide every year). Among the roster of the recently identified are a few additions with remarkable attributes, …
Tags: Art, Science, Design, Medicine, Dna, History, Shows, Basketball, Plants, Archaeology, Botany, Opera, Flowers, Sneakers, Innovations, Linkaboutit


Dead rats, putrid flesh and sweaty socks: rare orchid gives UK botanists their first whiff

The plant has flowered for the first time in Britain, but the climate crisis is making such events rarer than everIt is famous for smelling like “a thousand dead elephants rotting in the sun”, its petals resemble decaying flesh, and it is so rare that outside its natural habitat in Papua New Guinea, few botanists in the world have ever seen it in flower.Now this highly pungent orchid – Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis – is in bloom for the first time in a glasshouse at Cambridge University Botanic Gard...
Tags: UK, Environment, UK News, Britain, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Plants, Papua New Guinea, Cambridge University Botanic Garden Continue


Dead rats, putrid flesh and sweaty socks: rare orchid gives botanists a first whiff

The plant has flowered for the first time in Britain, but the climate crisis is making such events rarer than everIt is famous for smelling like “a thousand dead elephants rotting in the sun”, its petals resemble decaying flesh, and it is so rare that outside its natural habitat in Papua New Guinea, few botanists in the world have ever seen it in flower.Now this highly pungent orchid – Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis – is in bloom for the first time in a glasshouse at Cambridge University Botanic Gard...
Tags: Environment, UK News, Britain, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Plants, Papua New Guinea, Cambridge University Botanic Garden Continue


Readings: Erectus SE Asia, Devonian Fossil Forest, Archean Iron Formations

Some selected readings:1) New dates of Homo erectus from Ngandong Java shows late surviving populations until 117,000 to 108,000 years ago. A short clean summary by Razib Khan on SE Asian hominin diversity. Southeast Asia during the Eemian was a hominin paradise.Paper: Last appearance of Homo erectus at Ngandong, Java, 117,000–108,000 years ago.2) Exquisite preservation of one of the earliest forests from the Mid Devonian ( ~385 million years ago) of New York containing a modern looking root sys...
Tags: New York, Southeast Asia, Seo, Plants, Fossils, Homo, Archean, Paleoclimate, Human Evolution, Geological Processes And Evolution, Suvrat Kher, Razib Khan, Ngandong, Economic Geology, Ngandong Java


Favorite Books of the Year 2019

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens (Timber Press, 2019), by Michael Dirr and Keith Warren. Should be on everyone's Christmas list. My review is here. Designing a Garden: Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Monacelli Press, 2019) by Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. A... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Plants, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Michael Dirr, Keith Warren, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Garden Gifts, Gardens Timber Press, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Monacelli Press


2019 Plant Discoveries Include a Cancer-Fighting Fungus and More

102 plants and eight fungi were officially named by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2019 (roughly 2,000 new species are named worldwide every year). Among the roster of the recently identified are a few additions with remarkable attributes, including a bamboo fungus from Yunnan that can fight cancer; a “miracle” berry, from the Chimanimani Mountains, that tricks tastebuds; and a rubbery shrub, …
Tags: Design, Earth, Discoveries, Culture, Conservation, Preservation, Plants, Linkaboutit, Flora, Botanical Gardens, Yunnan, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Protected Species, Chimanimani Mountains


DIY: How to make an enchanting terrarium necklace to keep or give as a gift

Highlight life, nature, plants and the planet all in a tiny, encapsulated terrarium. Even better, turn it into a necklace for a unique piece of jewelry that is sure to be a conversation-starter. Since natural gifts are always en vogue, consider making extras for co-workers and family. This fast and easy nature craft is also fun to make with kids. Supplies: 1 glass vial with a cork — you can select the size of your choice, but don’t make it too bulky or so tiny that it is difficult to fill. ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Features, Plants, Green Gift Guide, Green Gifts, Moss


Superglue plant and ‘miracle berry’ among 2019’s new finds

Other species identified by Kew experts include a snowdrop and cancer-fighting fungusA snowdrop discovered on Facebook, a miracle berry that tricks your tastebuds and a rubbery shrub that oozes its own superglue are among new plant species that were discovered in 2019.Others identified by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, include a ylang-ylang tree of which just seven individuals are known to exist, a new candy-striped violet and a fungus with pink fruiting bodies that can fight cancer ...
Tags: Facebook, Environment, UK News, Conservation, Plants, Endangered Species, Endangered habitats, Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew