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Thursday Tips: Flower Colors E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 15 January 2015
Flower colors
Evoking specific feelings and moods, we all have our favorite flower colors and it’s probably the primary reason people choose one plant variety over another.

Friday Five: Perfume Flowers E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 09 January 2015
Ylang ylang flowers
Flowers, along with other plant parts such as bark, resin, buds, fruits, leaves, twigs, and roots and rhizomes, are essential ingredients in perfumes.

Friday Five: The Holiday Spices E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 12 December 2014
Holiday spices including nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and ginger all come from the seeds, berries, dried flower buds, rhizomes, and bark of plants.

Wednesday What's New: Genetically Enhancing the Scent of Flowers E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Wild rose
Israeli scientists have discovered a way to genetically enhance a flower’s scent or to give one where none is present.

Friday Five: Medicinal Powers of Plants E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 05 December 2014
Madagascar periwinkle
We’ve all heard about the pharmacological implications of plants from tropical rain forests, but many modern day medicines are derived from plants in more temperate climates as well.

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