30 slides on Botany from Purdue University.
May 31, 2007
May 30, 2007
“Cellulose genes from cyanobacteria shown to be a likely source of genetic material for present day cellulose-producing crops such as trees and cotton.”
May 29, 2007
With the holiday approaching, I was wondering how many people send flowers for father’s day and what their experience has been like, especially if they’ve grown them in their own garden.
May 24, 2007
“Q. I’m tired of granite countertops. What are some alternatives?
A. It is surprising that most high-end kitchens are finished off with slabs of granite when you consider the multitude of countertop materials available.”
List of alternatives at the New York Times.
May 23, 2007
“Nestled among the many nondescript sheds, metal storage barns, snowy yards of wooden crates, brown cargo containers, bulldozers and pickup trucks, is a little white shed with a bright red strawberry, a yellow sunflower and an orange carrot on the side. Just these alone stick out like a green thumb at McMurdo Station, where everything else is a drab gray, brown, white or institutional minty green…”
May 22, 2007
Yard Art and Handmade Places: Extraordinary Expressions of Home
By Jill Nokes, with Pat Jasper
New book to be released October 2007.
“Yard Art and Handmade Places profiles twenty homemakers who have used their yards and gardens to express their sense of individuality, to maintain connections to family and heritage, or even to create sacred spaces for personal and community refreshment and healing.”
May 21, 2007
[image by tony cenicola]
The New York Times posted a Lighting Up Summer Nights slide show that features several lighting techniques for the home and garden. Among these include stone-shaped candles, Chinese-style lanterns, battery-operated lanterns, L.E.D. lamps and more.