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Friday Five: Perfume Flowers
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.

Thursday Techniques: Floating Gardens of the Aztecs
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 08 January 2015
Aztec Gardens
Dating back at least 2,000 years, floating gardens were developed by the Aztec people in response to their surroundings--marshy wetlands and shallow lakes--in order to grow their food.

Wednesday What's New: Economic Cost of Invasive Species
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Invasive species, including kudzu vine are responsible for US$1.4 trillion in damage around the globe. That's a staggering number.

Tuesday Products: Flower Catalogs
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Garden Center
It's January and flower and seed catalogs are crowding the mailbox in honor of National Mailorder Gardening this month.

Monday Melange: Painted Spurge
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 05 January 2015
Painted Spurge
Painted spurge is a poinsettia that is the native counterpart of the cultivated poinsettia that is so popular during the Christmas season.

Monday Melange: Jojoba
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 29 December 2014
Jojoba, the source of jojoba oil, is a plant better known for its economic importance than its ornamental value.

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