Seasonal Celebrations Around the World

Christmas is the most common celebration for this time of year in the United States. Others from around the world have their own unique celebrations. I love diversity and thought it would be fun to share how others celebrate this special time of year. The information I am sharing below comes from a non-profit group…

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Plant Names

Plant names can be very confusing. We use both common names and scientific names when describing or talking about the plants we love. This is the real reason for naming anything. It gives us a way to communicate, to be able to tell each other about what we are looking at. Common plant names are…

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Founder of Botony

Theophrastus (B.C. 370 -285) He is considered to be the founder of botony because he was the first to invent botanical terms. He was a student of Plato and Aristotle. He observed the differences between monocotyledons and dicotyledons and the relationship between fruits and flowers. He wrote over two hundred volumes of botanical work during…

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