Tag: Botany

  • Chestnuts


    Information South Mountain Creamery: All About…Chestnuts – What is the difference between a sweet chestnut and a horse chestnut? Read this short article to find out! This site includes a variety of ways to cook chestnuts and offers some links for chestnut recipes. The Spruce Eats: How to Roast Chestnuts at Home – Gives tips […]

  • Roses


    Historical Information University of Illinois Extension: Our Rose Garden – Article includes historic and and botanical information about roses The Flower Expert: History of Roses – Offers some historical and legendary info about roses. Ancient Origins: Blooming and Fragrant History of Roses – Article includes information about the ancient origins and beliefs about roses. Country […]

  • Fun Ways To Learn At A Public Garden

    There are a great many benefits to walking through a public garden, and if you ever taken the time to visit one in your community or area, you know it can be a peaceful and relaxing place that leaves you refreshed from the experience. It is also a great place to give your observation skills […]

  • Shamrocks


    Cultural & Botanical Information   Irish Culture and Customs: Emblems of Ireland: The Shamrock – Learn how the shamrock became an emblem of Ireland.  Fine Gardening: The History of the Shamrock: Full of symbolism, this plant has mystical roots – ArticleSFGate: Botany Difference Between Clover and Shamrock Plants – Read about the difference between the two. Wikipedia: […]

  • Plant Propagation

    Plant Propagation

    Better Homes & Garden:  Propagating Houseplants & Making More Plants From Cuttings – How to make more plants from plant cuttings. Gardening Know How: Starting Plant Cuttings – How To Root Cuttings From Plants – Types of cutting and how to root them. The Balance: Best Plant To Grow From Cuttings – 19 Plants that can start from cuttings. WikiHow: Plant Propagation: […]

  • Poinsettia Resource Page

    Poinsettia Resource Page

    Information University of Illinois Extension: Poinsettia Facts – Interesting facts and information about Poinsettias. Includes anatomy info, history of the plant, and number facts.   The Spruce:  Poinsettias – Keepers or Compost? – Caring For Your Holiday Poinsettia and Getting It To Bloom Again Next Year (How To) Teleflora: Meaning & Symbolism of Poinsettias – This short article talks about […]

  • Gardening With Recycled Materials

    There are quite few containers that can be used as inexpensive gardening tools such as seedling starters, planters, and tools.Here are a few of the things you can save:Food grade plastic containers in all sizes: Yogurt and sour cream containers, soda/water bottles, fruit cups, milk/water/juice/vinegar jugs, salad, cake/cupcake, and plastic take-out containers, 5 gallon water […]

  • Tomatoes


    GeoChemBio: Tomato fruit Pictures and information about the anatomy of a tomato. Virtual Crops: Tomato Anatomy Atlas Click on the part you want to learn about. Wikipedia: Tomato History, cultivation, consumption, botanical description and more. Rutgers: Tomato Varieties An A-Z list of the types of tomatoes that can be grown. Click on a name for […]

  • Pine Trees

    Pine Trees

    Pine Cones Birds and Blooms: Make Color-Changing Pine Cones for your fireplace. Homeschool Ideas: Homeschool Science: Colored Pine Cones BackyardParent: Pine Cone Bird Feeder Crafty Morning: Pine Cone Crafts for Kids Bren Did:  How To Prepare Pine Cones For Crafts Pine Needles Doodles & Jots: Turn a bunch of pine needles into a paint brush. Native Tech: Pine Needle […]