Plants: Buddleia, aka butterfly bush
By: Kimberley A. Willis
Buddleia - The Butterfly Bush is Always Buzzing For late summer color and fragrance, and a beautiful feeding station for butterflies, nothing beats the Butterfly Bush. Even smaller gardens can now enjoy this easy to care for plant, as dwarf varieties have been developed...
Flowering trees of the Caribbean
By: James Johnson
Trees are big and majestic, with a central trunk that can tower up hundreds of feet. In North America they are mainly pine, spruce, oak and elm mixed with maples and populars. Europe is similar in appearance, the trees are green and impressive, but few...
Native flowers to the Caribbean area
By: James Johnson
Determining which flowers are native to the Caribbean is a difficult task at best. Identifying wild flowers is simple, but all flowers growing in the wild are not native. People have been bring flowering plants from all over the world to the Caribbean and many...
The value of poisonous plants
By: James Johnson
Poisonous plants? What are they and do they have any value. Why not eradicate everything poisonous from the woods and the planet? It would certainly make things simpler, but would it make them better? Let's look at the value of some poisonous plants! Some people...
The difference between pollination and germination
By: James Johnson
What is the difference between pollination and germination? They are two totally different processes that are both essential to plant production. Let's define each term first. Pollination is the culmination of the act of pollinating. Thefreedictionairy.com defines pollination as "The process by which plant...
Why plants are important to the existence of mankind
By: Norma Gee
The Benefit that is Called Eden Each morning the light shone from the little boy as he carried an apple for his teacher. There was laughter and a captivating smile which lingered throughout the day; but now only wonderful memories remain in the hearts of...
Why are fall leaf colors different every year?
By: Tami Port MS
Every fall, tourists, and those lucky enough to live in northern temperate climates, look forward to the brilliant color show promised before the deciduous trees (those that drop their leaves annually) close shop for winter. Deciduous leaves change color due to decreasing day length and...
Why do trees lose their leaves in fall?
By: Tami Port MS
Unlike herbaceous plants, deciduous trees stand tall all winter, minus some important accessories-leaves. What trigger causes leaves to fall in the autumn? To understand why leaves fall off, it helps to first understand what the job of a leaf actually is. * Leaves Are Plant...
Why do leaves change color in fall?
By: Pat Kriener
Why do leaves change color in fall? Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall? Different cultures have answered this question in their own way. One folktale is that Jack Frost leaves beautiful patterns on the autumn leaves to mark his passing...
Life cycle of a flowering plant
By: James Johnson
Plants are amazing organism and are ultimately responsible for all major life forms on the planet. Without plants, there would be little breathable oxygen and no food for animal life. Even the creatures that live in the depths of the ocean where no plants grow...

 

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