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Friday Five: The Holiday Spices E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 12 December 2014
Nutmeg
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.

 
Friday Five: Gardening, Plants, and Health E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 28 November 2014
Flax flowers
We know that gardening often has emotional and physical benefits, but have you heard about the study that links gardening to a lower risk of lung cancer?

 
Monday Melange: Jewelweed E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 24 November 2014
Jewelweed
Jewelweed, annual with bright orange flowers and seed capsules that pop open when touched is one of two impatiens native to the US.

 
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