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Seed-Lending Programs in North Carolina

With libraries slowly becoming obsolete due to the advent of the internet, kindles, and Amazon, Durham, NC public libraries are taking a stand. A flower stand, that is. Yesterday marked the first day of a new type of lending program instated by several of the branches in Durham: seed lending. Old school card catalogs are… Read more »

What is Parrot Flower Power?

Are you considering indoor foliage design, but are worried about a lack of a green thumb? Parrot, a French electronics company, may have solved your paradox. They have just created and launched a new device called the Parrot Flower Power sensor that will not only monitor your plant for you, but alert you via Bluetooth… Read more »

Launching Plants Into Space

Plants and flowers are an important part of the ecosystem that makes life possible here on Planet Earth. Plant life uses the carbon dioxide we give off in basic life processes, which is why an indoor plant or two can freshen up any indoor space. Now, a team of researchers are trying to see if… Read more »

The Emotional Lives of Plants

In our hyperactive, anthropocentric world, it’s easy to forget that plants are more than inanimate objects. Dr. Daniel Chamovitz, author of What a Plant Knows?, is striving to remind us that plants are not only alive, but are in fact complex, sensual organisms. Plants have the capabilities to not only experience at least three of… Read more »