Snowdrops in the spring garden.

Spring gets sprung with the thermometer molecule

Ever wonder how plants know when to start growing again in the spring? We know that temperature and light have something to do with it. Well, scientists led by the University of Cambridge have discovered the real mechanics behind what stimulates plant growth: a ‘thermometer’ molecule. Science Daily reported October, 2016, that: ” Researchers have revealed…

Looking at asters

Digging into a virtual garden of discoveries

There’s an acquaintance of mine who rolls her eyes every time I mention that I’m taking another online gardening course. I figure she just doesn’t know what she’s missing. I get that “gardening” and “online” may seem to go together like “fish” and “bicycle” but there are virtual classrooms out there offering amazing experiences that…

Rock star botanist. Yeah. Really.

I know rock-star botanist sounds like an oxymoron but I’m loving the fact that Voice Of America is trying to sprinkle a little glamour over plant research. This article is a fun read not only for the idea of a 60+ year-old plant geek rappelling down the same cliffs where scenes from Raiders of the…