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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!


   Celebrate and protect our natural environment by taking part in Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Join with community groups to explore environmental and ecological issues on local and international scales, and work towards making a difference to our … Continue reading

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Administrative Professionals Day 2015


Organizations across the globe heavily rely on their support staff to keep the ship sailing smoothly. Without dedicated, reliable, hardworking employees, many companies would quickly run aground in a massive shipwreck. The very first Administrative Professionals Day was held in … Continue reading

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Floating Flower Oasis


  The Museum of Experimental Science and Innovation in Tokyo is currently featuring an interactive flower installation, called Floating Flower Garden. A simple white space has been turned into a flower oasis; over 2,300 colourful and fragrant orchids, with their full … Continue reading

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5 Deceptively Dangerous House Plants


Peace Lily This beautiful and popular plant boasts simple yet pretty white flowers that look like, but are not acutally calla lilies. The internal workings of the Peace Lily contain a chemical called calcium oxalate, which is a well known … Continue reading

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Travel: The Japanese Hitachi Seaside Park- A Must See!


There are many beautiful reasons to travel the globe, and The Hitachi Seaside Park is up on the list. Located just two hours outside of Tokyo in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, the public park is currently in full bloom. Flowers blossom year round, … Continue reading

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A Smelly Affair: Corpse Flower Blossoms!


Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory boasts of a healthy, smelly corpse flower in residence. Nicknamed “Putrella”, the corpse flower has unexpectedly bloomed before her time! And what a stench she is to smell!   Image Credit: https://www.facebook.com/muttart.conservatory1   The Corpse Flower, or Amorphophallus titanium, is known … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum


The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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Agave of the Century!


An 80 year old Agave plant at the University of Michigan botanical gardens has bloomed. The agave produced a 28 foot high stalk that passed all the way through the greenhouse roof! The plant has resided in the Ann Arbour … Continue reading

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New Trend Alert: Fairy Gardens


Summer of 2014 is here and I have discovered a new “little” trend, made up of small plants and imagination. I have discovered the “Fairy Garden”. Don’t let the term scare you; there are no fairies needed. A “fairy garden” … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Best Oxygen-Producing Indoor Plants


Depending on the type of home you have, you may greatly benefit from some great plant life around it. A lot of plants can be great at filtering toxins, such as toluene, xylene and formaldehyde among others, allowing you to … Continue reading

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