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Gardening and edible landscaping in cold climates.

 
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One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst si...

 


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Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations, and inhabit our metaphors — and yet in some ways they remain opaque. As Randy Laist writes in Plants and Literature (2013): “Plants seem to inhabit a time-sense, a life cycle, a desire struc...

Algae from the Arctic Circle are used to tough weather, and it turns out they're also able to survive the extreme conditions of outer space. Two specimens recently spent 16 months on the exterior of the International Space Station and became the...

As a species, bumblebees aren't doing well, so sadly, we may have to consider a future with fewer of the endangered insects. Humanity would be in trouble without these active pollinators, so Japanese scientists have created drones that mimic the...

If you want to brighten up your home with some lush greenery, it’s important to consider what level of lighting those houseplants will need. This trick will help you determine whether an area in your home is suitable for certain plants.Read more...

Winter is the ideal time to plan your garden. If you’re planting outdoors, it’s also a good time to clear out weeds to keep them from seeding in your soil when the weather turns warm. It’s also a great time to sow next year’s seedlings.Read...

Using ultra-rapid lasers, researchers have created the first "movie" of photosynthesis chemical reactions that shows exactly how fast they happen. The finding proves that a key process that strips electrons from water, starting the conversion...

I love the look of a fresh, green wreath hanging on my door, or a pretty poinsettia on my table, but I am—to put it lightly—a destroyer of plants. Luckily, Real Simple has put together a guide for caring for all of your holiday greenery, from ama...