What stinks like rotting flesh?

What stinks like rotting flesh?

[caption id="attachment_796" align="alignleft" width="550" caption="Corpse Flower at the Huntington Library"][/caption] Remember those old movies where they showed a giant flower the size of an adult that eats people? Those are not completely false. It's actually a combination of the two types

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Have you ever met a plant that is shy?

Have you ever met a plant that is shy?

The weather has warmed up recently, reminding me of my childhood in Vietnam. When I was young, I enjoyed playing with my little plants I had brought back from the outer skirts of the city I lived. One of my most fond memories of all my plants was the Sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica), which I l

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How old are these mounds?

How old are these mounds?

My latest discovery is the really strange, giant moss like mounds.  They look like moss growing over giant rocks, but the mounds of these plants are actually formed over flat land. They are a super slow growing moss / cactus sort of plants.  When I said they are slow growing, I really meant it.  

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What is something bitter, tangy that travels down your throat?

What is something bitter, tangy that travels down your throat?

Guess what this is?  Com'n now, you had them in your mouth many times, mostly at night.  If you had them in the morning I'd be worried… Anyway, yesterday I made salsa with some home grown tomatoes, and onions.  While I was having it with some blue corn tortilla chips, I was craving for a col

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Care for Haworthia and the Purple Bushes

Care for Haworthia and the Purple Bushes

Where should the terrarium be placed? It can be placed in a room where there is a window, or bright fluorescent lighting. It’s best to place it at least 2 ft-10 ft away from the South/Southwest facing window, especially if you live in a hot and dry region. If your location reaches above 90F,

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Care for the Zen Garden IV

Care for the Zen Garden IV

Where should the Zen Garden be placed? It can be placed in a room where there is a window, or fluorescent lighting. It’s best to place it at least 2 ft-6 ft away from the South/Southwest facing window, especially if you live in a hot and dry region. If your location reaches above 90F, place t

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Care for Diabetes and High-Cholesterol Vegetable

Care for Diabetes and High-Cholesterol Vegetable

What is the Latin / Scientific name of this plant? This vegetable has a few names: Gynura Procumbens, Gynura Acutifolia, or Gynura Nepalensis. What type of health benefits does this plant have? The purpose of this vegetable is to incorporate it into your diet for a healthy life.  This veg

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What is the national flower of USA?

What is the national flower of USA?

Hi guys, a promise for a Monday post is here!  I hope you had a good previous week.  Since today is Independence Day, I'd like to tell you a few interesting facts about our national flower.  Though USA has gained Independence since 1776, but the nation did not assigned the Rose to be our na

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What is something with red nibs all over?

What is something with red nibs all over?

Happy Monday, everyone!  Before you start your busy day by typing away, checking your weekly tasks -- take a look at the picture and tell me what you think this is!  Give up? Believe it or not, but this is a type of corn!   It's called a strawberry corn.  The plant grows only up to around

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Care for the Zen Garden

Care for the Zen Garden

Where should the Zen Garden be placed? It can be placed in a room where there is a window, or fluorescent lighting. It’s best to place it at least 2 ft-6 ft away from the South/Southwest facing window, especially if you live in a hot and dry region. If your location reaches above 90F, place t

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