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2012-01-29 11:51:43

In response to climate change, will a postage-sized-domain move uphill--and ultimately out of room? Climate change is on your porch and in your backyard and living room--anywhere you bedeck with flowering plants. Global warming affects favorite flowers of garden and vase. This is true of plants around the world, including the proteas and the pelargoniums native to South Africa. Pelargoniums are wild ancestors of common geraniums. Proteas, with their vase-shaped bracts surrounding...

2010-03-08 14:56:37

Geraniums may hold the key to controlling the devastating Japanese beetle, which feeds on nearly 300 plant species and costs the ornamental plant industry $450 million in damage each year, according to scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, can feast on a wide variety of plants, including ornamentals, soybean, maize, fruits and vegetables. But within 30 minutes of consuming geranium petals, the beetle rolls over on its back, its legs...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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