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2014-05-02 23:06:39

NutraGenesis, LLC reports first quarter sales of Sensoril® patented Ashwagandha extract are up significantly over the same period in 2013. Brattleboro, VT (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 NutraGenesis, LLC is pleased to report Sensoril®, patented Ashwagandha extract, sales for the first quarter of 2014 are up significantly over the same period in 2013. This continues the trend of increasing sales which has occurred over the last five years. The tremendous sales growth is attributed to both...

2014-03-20 23:31:34

New Garden Superstars will instantly transform any patio or backyard. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In view of the harsh winter this year, most people are experiencing a serious case of spring fever. To get a jump on warmer weather, Garden Media Group is releasing its much anticipated list of Garden Superstars for Spring. This year’s list includes top-performing plants and flowers, stunning garden décor and innovative pest control solutions. Susan McCoy, gardening expert...

2014-03-19 23:32:43

Four Hollywood style films honor flower breeders worldwide. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To honor the contributions of flower breeders worldwide, Suntory Flowers is launching an exciting new film series that captures the passion, dedication, and even danger behind plant breeding. Distilling decades of epic plant exploration stories, the four Hollywood style short films bring to the small screen the drama of plant exploration in just a few minutes. As adventurous explorers seeking...

2014-02-26 23:32:49

The popular flower breeder will be partnering with America in Bloom to highlight their beautiful blooms. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Suntory Flowers will be working alongside America in Bloom (AIB) to spotlight its beautiful blooms at the most prestigious, largest, and oldest flower show in the country, the Philadelphia Flower Show. Held from March 1st to March 9th, America in Bloom will be exhibiting a stunning display garden focused around the flower show’s theme of...

Why Some Petunias Are Blue
2014-01-02 15:01:54

Cell Press Researchers have uncovered the secret recipe to making some petunias such a rare shade of blue. The findings may help to explain and manipulate the color of other ornamental flowers, not to mention the taste of fruits and wine, say researchers who report their findings in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on January 2nd. From the flowers' point of view, the findings also have important implications, since blue petals instead of red might spell disaster when it comes to...

2013-11-01 23:21:38

Flower production with Valoya’s wide spectrum light and other light sources were studied as supplementary light source trial at Geisenheim Horticultural Center, in typical central European greenhouse conditions. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 The Valoya AP67 light, which drives both vegetative growth and enhanced flowering, outshined in the flower experiments conducted in Geisenheim. The Valoya AP67 light spectrum was tested together with other light sources with regard to their ability to...

A Review Of The Wild Relatives Of Some Favorite Food Plants
2013-05-14 12:04:42

Pensoft Publishers A new extensive study offers a complete revision and a new species from the vining Solanum species (the Dulcamaroid clade) The Solanaceae, also called the potato or nightshade family, includes a wide range of flowering plants, some of which are important agricultural crops. Tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines, peppers and wolfberries are all representatives of the family present on many tables across the world. Solanum is the largest genus of the family, and with 1500...

2012-06-06 21:42:30

The discovery of the first enzyme in the pathway sheds new light on the evolution of alkaloid formation Humans encounter alkaloids every day Alkaloids constitute a very large group of natural nitrogen-containing compounds with diverse effects on the human organism. A large variety of plant-produced alkaloids have strong pharmacological effects, and are used as toxins, stimulants, pharmaceuticals or recreational drugs, including caffeine, nicotine, morphine, quinine, strychnine, atropine...

2011-12-04 08:00:00

The Vegetable Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 341 resources to its Chili Pepper category. Chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Chili peppers originated in the Americas and have been a part of the human diet since at least 7,500 BC. (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 The Vegetable Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 341 resources to its Chili Pepper category. Chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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