Smarty plants: how plants hunt, talk and fight

Connor shared this Nature of Things video with me recently and it's absolutely fascinating. Is it possible that plants are smarter than we think? It's not that unbelievable that plants actively forage for food, call in allies to defend against enemies and appear to nurture their young. To watch the full 45 minute episode, visit ...

Black aphids

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Last week as I was pruning a bush, I noticed bugs. I went to Plant World with some pictures I took, and a verbal description, but it was hard for Katherine to positively identify the pest since I didn't touch them and could not confirm if they were hard shelled or not. She ...

Hello winter!

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It's January 13th (a Friday!) and winter has finally made an appearance.  This is the first time we've seen snow so far, which is rare.  Usually by this time we'd see small piles of snow on the lawns. I was going to text a friend and ask if she wanted to have lunch ...