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Lindera: trees for all seasons | Robbie Blackhall-Miles

Lindera: trees for all seasons | Robbie Blackhall-Miles

| October 23, 2014

The intricate tracery of Lindera tonkinensis leaf veins Photograph: Ben Ram

A small tree, beautiful flowers, colourful fruit, interesting bark, elegant foliage and excellent autumn colour. It all sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? I’m not referring to …

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Schinus molle

Schinus molle

| October 23, 2014

Botany Photo of the Day work-learn student Tamara Bonnemaison writes today’s entry:

As a child, I spent many winters traveling through central Mexico with my parents, who were enamoured with the stark landscapes of the southern Chihuahuan Desert. One of …

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New York’s Completed High Line

New York’s Completed High Line

| October 23, 2014

Depending on which entry is chosen, cultivated plantings give way to wild spaces or vise versa.

Now five years old, New York City’s High Line seems embedded in the public consciousness and is successful beyond anyone’s expectations. It’s a primary …

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Mustard from Seed to Seed: An Epic Journey

Mustard from Seed to Seed: An Epic Journey

| October 23, 2014

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Green Invaders: What You Can Do

Green Invaders: What You Can Do

| October 23, 2014

Joyce H. Newman holds a Certificate in Horticulture from The New York Botanical Garden and has been a Tour Guide for over seven years. She is a blogger for Garden Variety News and the former editor of Consumer Reports GreenerChoices.org.…

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Emerald Ash Borer: Sad But True, Part 3

Emerald Ash Borer: Sad But True, Part 3

| October 23, 2014

Last week, a college biology professor in Ohio announced he had found evidence that the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect decimating the continent’s ash trees, is also attacking white fringetrees (Chionanthus virginicus).

White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) in bloom…

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Morning Eye Candy: Blooms Over Easy

Morning Eye Candy: Blooms Over Easy

| October 23, 2014

Morning Eye Candy: Blooms Over Easy

These anemones look like fresh country fried eggs if you get close enough—or maybe it’s just a breakfast craving.

Anemone  hybrida × ‘Honorine Joubert’ in Seasonal Walk – Photo by Amy Weiss

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Chondracanthus exasperatus

Chondracanthus exasperatus

| October 22, 2014

Another new writer today: Cora den Hartigh is a Botany Photo of the Day work-learn student. Like Tamara, Cora is joining us for at least the next six months. For her first entry, Cora writes:

Instead of land plants, here …

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