Posts tagged "plants"

Would You Go See A Flower That Smells Like Rotting Flesh?

Hundreds of people flocked to the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. recently for a very weird reason. Don’t get me wrong, plants are great, but botanical gardens generally aren’t known to draw a huge crowd. But it was very exciting occasion for the plant community: the Titan arum, or the "corpse flower," was i…

By: Mary Odell / July 28, 2013

No Photoshop Here: This Plant Really Has A Hot Pair Of Lips

It's OK to be jealous of a plant. The Psychotria Elata, also known as Hooker Lips or the Hot Lips Plant, has a better pout than you. These plants with the perfect lips can be found driving hummingbirds and butterflies wild in the rain forests of Central and South America. With some luck, MAC will start…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2013

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Plants

Nearly two years ago, I wrote about all the reasons why having a plant is better than having a boyfriend. Then, recently, I landed myself an awesome boyfriend who is pretty much always available to listen to me in the way my plants previously did (and before that my childhood dog, Mandy). Now, begrudgingly, I'm…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 11, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pretty Pots And Planters

You wouldn't be able to tell by the weather, but it is officially spring! For me, the new season means filling my house with fresh flowers and potted plants to celebrate the end of dull, dead winter. If you're looking for a pot or planter to house your spring blooms, look no further than Etsy,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 22, 2013

12 Tips For Having A Super Lifestyle Porn-y Existence

Because I'm a jealous and petty person, I can't stand to read lifestyle/home/craft blogs. Who are these people with endless amounts of free time, money and craft experience who seem to effortlessly turn their homes into the back page of a Martha Stewart magazine? They obviously don't have cats. And because I'm jealous and petty,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2012

Scientists Resurrect Ice Age Flower

This story sounds like the stuff of hardcore science fiction, but it's really a heartwarming squirrel success story. Over 30,000 years ago, some industrious Siberian squirrels collected nuts and seeds and stored them in their hibernation burrows. When scientists discovered these burrows in modern day Russia, they were buried more than 60 feet below the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 21, 2012

Ms. Scary Plants

Halloween is just around the corner and everyone deserves to have a kick butt costume. Even your succulents. Your little green friends will look positively frightening in these mini ceramic skull planters. These scary pots are bound to make any plant look stylish and chic without distracting from their natural beauty.

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2011

5 Reasons Why Having A Plant Is Better Than Having A Boyfriend

I don't have a dog … or a boyfriend. Once upon a time, I had both. This is not a country song by the way, I am going to take this in a different direction so stick with me. If I did have a dog, I might be writing about all the wonderful ways my…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 20, 2011