Sunday, October 21, 2018
Scientists say they've created world's first engineered blue rose

Scientists say they’ve created world’s first engineered blue rose

Enlarge Image A smattering of blue extends from an injection site on this white rose. Roses in nature come in a lovely variety of...
October is a great month to plant just about anything in our fertile region

October is a great month to plant just about anything in our fertile region

There isn’t much we can’t plant this month in the central San Joaquin Valley. Local nurseries and garden centers should be fully stocked with...
Plant of the month: Uala sweet potato perfect for growing in Hawaii

Plant of the month: Uala sweet potato perfect for growing in Hawaii

The ‘Margarita’ variety of ‘uala has light green heart shaped leaves. (epicgardening.com/Courtesy Photo) The ‘uala has attractive palmate leaves and a lovely white and...
Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Antirrhinum plants. Credit: David Field But why don't the snapdragons mix, with yellow and magenta flowers growing together over a wide area? Nick Barton...
Love orchids? This butterfly-friendly plant is perfect for beginners

Love orchids? This butterfly-friendly plant is perfect for beginners

Epidendrum orchid Epidendrum ibaguense Planting areas: USDA Zones 10 to 11, Sunset Zones 17, 21 to 24 Size: 2 to 4 feet high, 3...
You have only about 24 hours to see this rare, smelly corpse flower at Sacramento State

You have only about 24 hours to see this rare, smelly corpse flower at...

One of the world’s rarest flowers is on view at Sacramento State University, but only until about Tuesday night. The university’s corpse flower started...
A rare flower that blooms every 12 years is blooming right now

A rare flower that blooms every 12 years is blooming right now

Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. One of the rarest flowers in...
Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

"I'm not a Luddite who is scared of technology," Elena Álvarez-Buylla says. MEXICO CITY— In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an...
Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

With the help of CRISPR genome editing, researchers have found a way to domesticate the groundcherry (via Sebastian Soyk) Move over, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry,...
Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Researchers have found that the introduction of cucumber crops to North America likely led to the rise of bacterial wilt, which affects zucchini, pumpkin,...
Origins Launches Blooming Lipstick and Sheer Lip Balm Made With Real Flowers

Origins Launches Blooming Lipstick and Sheer Lip Balm Made With Real Flowers

Origins, the brand behind some of our favorite skin-care picks , just became even further rooted in our affections with the launch of two...
Gardening: Easy-growing Dutch hyacinths bring perfume to spring flower bed

Gardening: Easy-growing Dutch hyacinths bring perfume to spring flower bed

By Diana Lockwood / For The Columbus Dispatch Of all the sweet-smelling spring-flowering bulbs, hyacinths might offer the strongest scent. A few growing by...
All the Dirt on Gardening: Plant Garlic This Fall

All the Dirt on Gardening: Plant Garlic This Fall

A head of garlic (center) is divided into its separate cloves for planting. Each clove of garlic is a seed that will produce an...
‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

Coralie Salesse, left, and David Stern examine corn stalks in a BTI greenhouse, as part of their research on enzymes and boosting photosynthesis. Scientists...
Fast and Floriferous: A blooming palette for desert flower borders

Fast and Floriferous: A blooming palette for desert flower borders

(Photo: Maureen Gilmer/Special to The Desert Sun) Gertrude Jekyll would have loved our desert palette if she hadn't been born in Victorian England. This...
Flower markets that can lift the spirit

Flower markets that can lift the spirit

People love flowers for their beauty, and they are a favourite subject for artists and poets. Monet’s water lilies, Van Gogh’s sunflowers and Wordsworth’s...
One of Canada’s largest cannabis companies is surging after getting approval to export new products to Germany (TLRY)

One of Canada’s largest cannabis companies is surging after getting approval to export new...

David McNew/Getty Tilray , one of Canada's largest cannabis companies, surged on Thursday after the company announced it had received regulatory clearance to export...
San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

1 of 9A comparison chart is shown for bacterial growth rates as Hannah Taylor and Ashley WalkerPhoto: Tom Reel /Staff photographer 2 of 9Hannah...
Plant Subscription Boxes You'll Love (Thanks, 2018)

Plant Subscription Boxes You’ll Love (Thanks, 2018)

Just because summer's almost over doesn't mean our indoor greenery needs to go into hibernation mode. Houseplants and floral bouquets add a pop of...
How to Care for Succulents (And Not Kill Them): 9 Plant-Care Tips

How to Care for Succulents (And Not Kill Them): 9 Plant-Care Tips

Don't underestimate the power of that succulent in your living room. "We believe part of the satisfaction of living with indoor plants is in...
SAF Weighs In On The Proper Regulation of Pesticides

SAF Weighs In On The Proper Regulation of Pesticides

In response to a recent decision handed down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, SAF...
Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked

Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked

Plants have no eyes, no ears, no mouth and no hands. They do not have a brain or a nervous system. Muscles? Forget them....
Star Valley Flowers Draws A Record-Breaking Crowd

Star Valley Flowers Draws A Record-Breaking Crowd

Photo by Kelleghan Productions Inc. The table was set for 200. That’s quite a table! Certified American Grown hosted a record-breaking crowd during this...
Cannabis Cur.es markets flower power

Cannabis Cur.es markets flower power

Rochester-based company Navitas offers a variety of CBD products through its Cannabis Cur.es store at the Rochester Public Market. After stopping for a coffee...
Attachable sensors for monitoring plant growth

Attachable sensors for monitoring plant growth

The butterfly-shaped platform can be placed on top of plant leaves or stems. A team from Saudi Arabia has designed flexible, butterfly-shaped, attachable sensors...

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World’s biggest plant shrinks as hungry deer move in

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Matsui Nursery innovated the floral industry, and now has a mission of giving back.

Matsui Nursery innovated the floral industry, and now has a mission of giving back.

Teresa Matsui says orchids are popular for a few reasons: “People look at orchids as great value. When you buy a potted orchid, you...