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  • Air Bonsai Air Bonsai? Watch it float
    by GardenDrum

    Air BonsaiAir Bonsai is a new, intriguing and endlessly fascinating way to grow bonsai as it floats in mid air and slowly turns.

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  • Photo Bidgee Masters_Home_Improvement_store_at_Majura_Park_in_Canberra_(1) Moves among the big box stores
    by GardenDrum
    Photo Bidgee Masters_Home_Improvement_store_at_Majura_Park_in_Canberra_(1)

    Photo – Bidgee

    There are moves afoot among the world’s big box stores, with Australian Woolworths looking to sell or close down its chain of Masters stores, and Wesfarmers buying and transforming the huge UK Homebase business into its first international Bunnings. What does this mean for gardeners?

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  • Alison McCusker (1933-2015) Vale Alison McCusker
    by GardenDrum

    Alison McCusker (1933-2015)Vale Alison McCusker PhD (1933-2015), Australian botanist and planner of the massive Flora of Australia project that began in 1975. McCusker made an enormous contribution to our national knowledge of Australian plants.

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  • Sarracenia purpurea Photographer François MEY. Herbarium of Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Photosynthetic metabolism changed by increasing CO2 levels
    by GardenDrum
    Sarracenia purpurea Photographer François MEY. Herbarium of Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

    Sarracenia purpurea Photographer François MEY. Herbarium of Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle

    Ever wondered why well-kept herbarium specimens are still useful in this digital age? New research using them shows that the way plants photosynthesise has shifted over the course of the past century as atmospheric CO2 levels continue to rise.

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  • Scotsburn fire. Photo Lachlan Bence Heritage garden ravaged by fire in Victoria
    by Dr Anne Vale
    Scotsburn fire. Photo Lachlan Bence

    Scotsburn fire. Photo Lachlan Bence

    Very sad to see on the news this week that the heritage garden at Narmbool (just outside of Elaine) was severely damaged by a significant bush fire just before Christmas.

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  • Biodiversity Seed Bombs RHS looks for School Gardeners of the Year 2016
    by GardenDrum
    Biodiversity Seed Bombs

    Angmering School Seed Bombers

    UK’s RHS has launched its 2016 search for School Gardeners of the Year. There are loads of prizes including £500 in gardening vouchers, tools and RHS show tickets.

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  • Soil erosion from fields Photo Soil Science Topsoil loss the world’s biggest threat
    by GardenDrum

    Have you got BAD GARDEN HABITS? We talk a lot about climate change as our world’s great Sword of Damocles, but it’s actually TOPSOIL LOSS that’s the rapidly unfolding global disaster. In 40 years we’ve lost ONE THIRD of our arable land to erosion and pollution. Are you contributing to that?

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  • Fortingall Yew in Scotland in 2011 Photo Paul Hermans Yes, plants can be transgender too
    by GardenDrum
    Fortingall Yew in Scotland in 2011 Photo Paul Hermans

    Fortingall Yew in Scotland in 2011 Photo Paul Hermans

    We’re getting used to celebrity public transgender announcements but did you know that plants can also change their sex? The Fortingall Yew (Taxus baccata), proclaimed as the UK’s oldest tree is undergoing a partial transformation from male to female.

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  • Luminotherapie Impulse Place des Festivals Photo Ulysse Lemerise:OSA Luminothérapie in Montreal
    by GardenDrum

    Luminotherapie Impulse Place des Festivals Photo Ulysse Lemerise:OSALuminothérapie in Montreal is one of the world’s premier lighting festivals. Currently on show until 31 January 2016, it features this year’s star attraction of 30 wonderful illuminated see-saws – a real crowd favourite.

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  • Farewell Shorebirds
    by GardenDrum

    Australia’s shorebirds are preparing to leave on their extraordinary migration north, some as far as eastern Siberia. Here’s an interview with a Eastern Curlew, explaining how it’s done.

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  • Dracula gigas Welcome to the Year of the Monkey
    by GardenDrum

    Dracula gigasWELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY! These wonderful photos of dracula orchids, with their uncanny resemblance to a monkey’s face come from Finca Drácula in Panama, which has a massive collection of more than 2,200 different orchid species from Central and South America.

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  • Chad_Tree_Experts_branch_removal If we want more trees, do we first have to cut some down?
    by GardenDrum

    Chad_Tree_Experts_branch_removalOur cities need more trees, but does that mean we should be prepared to cut some down?

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  • Platanthera obtusata Why would an orchid want to smell like a person?
    by GardenDrum
    Platanthera obtusata

    Platanthera obtusata

    Why would an orchid want to smell like a human? To attract a mosquito of course.

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  • Modern plant Noah in Taiwan
    by GardenDrum

    How do you collect, keep and record more than 27,000 different plant species? Professor Li Chia-wei of Taiwan is on a mission to collect specimens of all the world’s living plants. And he already has the biggest living plant collection in the world.

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  • Passive plants, or pushing the boundaries?
    by GardenDrum

    We think of plants as passive organisms, having to take what the environment dishes up. But new research suggests plants may be much smarter and strategic.

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  • Fransen Roses Netherlands printed roses Roses with a message
    by Catherine Stewart

    Fransen Roses Netherlands printed rosesJust in case you think that a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses isn’t enough, Fransen Roses in The Netherlands has a new way of making sure your gift of flowers gets the attention it deserves.

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  • Thompson and Morgan Egg and Chips Egg and Chips® – a new ‘dual’ vegetable
    by GardenDrum

    Thompson and Morgan Egg and ChipsJust like the ‘TomTato’, ‘Egg and Chips’ is UK plant breeder Morgan and Thompson’s new ‘dual’ vegetable featuring a grafted eggplant (aubergine) on a potato plant.

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  • Tim Entwisle Talking Plants with Tim Entwisle on Radio National
    by GardenDrum

    Tim EntwisleListen to ‘Talking Plants‘ with the Tim Entwisle. Director and CEO of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Tim is well-known for his entertaining blogs, fascinating subjects and interesting guests. Listen live on Radio National at 10am each Saturday morning until 23 January, or catch up with those you’ve missed at the RN website. Coming up on 9 January 2016 – Faking it – are there times when artificial is OK or even better?

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