Lophospermum: How To Grow and Care For Mexican Twist

Lophospermum [Lo-fo-sper-mum] plants are an herbaceous scrambler or climber species from the Plantaginaceae family along with: Veronica plant (Speedwell) Angelonia plant Russelia (Firecracker plant) Traditionally these plants were a part of the Scrophulariaceae family and native to Guatemala and Mexico. There is a close relationship between these plants with other genera, especially Rhodochiton and Maurandya, […]

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Ethiopia Plants More Than 350 Million Tree Seedlings in One Day To Fight Climate Change

Individuals in Ethiopia planted more than 350 million trees on Monday as part of an effort to combat the consequences of deforestation and climate change. Getahun Mekuria, the minister for innovation and technology, said on Twitter that the nation had planted 353 million trees in the span of 12 hours. The campaign, which is aiming…

Original source: https://www.grandcentralfloral.com/2019/08/ethiopia-plants-more-than-350-million-tree-seedlings-in-one-day-to-fight-climate-change/

13 Ways Plants Can Boost Your Health and Happiness

Did you know plants can boost your wellbeing? A new book tells us how.   After spending the last year researching and writing my new book, Outsmart Your Smartphone: Conscious Tech Habits for Finding Happiness, Balance, and Connection IRL, I’ve come to appreciate just how hard it is to write a good book. And of…

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Secret History of Color

If you want to understand society, look at the way it talks about hue, suggests a new tome from art historian Alexandra Loske.   In the shadow of World War II, modern capitalism was beginning to take shape. Manufacturing was booming. Consumerism was on the rise. Modern ideas about worker productivity were starting to take…

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Do Introverts Or Extroverts Make Better Leaders?

It doesn’t matter whether introverts or extroverts make better leaders. Sure, we can have a spirited discussion about whether introverts or extroverts make better leaders. That’s great if you’re having a few drinks with friends or sitting on the porch on a hot summer evening. It’s great if you’re writing a paper for a psychology…

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Thousands of Truck Drivers Have Lost Their Jobs This Year in the Trucking ‘Bloodbath.’ Here’s What’s Behind the Slowdown in the $800 Billion Industry

Carl Fleming has been a truck driver since 1977. But, like many truck drivers, he says 2019 has been especially rough for him. Fleming is an owner-operator, or a truck driver who owns his truck and works on a freelance basis. He said he’d made $20,000 less this year compared with the same point last…

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Imagination Park Executes Agreement to Bring Augmented Reality Experiences to Flower Industry

Metro Group Miami working closely with Leaders of the Florist Marketplace   VANCOUVER, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ – Imagination Park Technologies Inc. (CSE: IP) (OTC: IPNFF), the company bringing augmented reality (AR) experiences to consumers and retailers, today announced that Field of Flowers in Davie, Florida has signed a deal that will look to bring…

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Scenery of Blooming Flowers in Beijing

You would never know it but this stunning gallery of photos were taken by a cell phone! It just proves that if the subject is breathtaking, the photos will be too! Taken over a series of days, the photographer captured these beauties at the Beijing Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park in Beijing, the capital…

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SLIDE SHOW: Can You Tell Which of These Flowers Are Fake?

Flowers are finicky things. Too much sun, they wilt; too much water, they drown. Maintaining your perfect floral arrangements can easily become a full-time job, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Luckily faux-florals exist and they’re looking more and more real all the time. Gone are the days of scouring every aisle in…

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Breakthrough Technique for Studying Gene Expression Takes Root in Plants

(U.S. Department of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/EurekAlert!) Berkeley Lab scientists adapt open-source genetic analysis method for use in plant cells for the first time — An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time – a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster…

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