It is close to Christmas, and stores are stocked with potted Poinsettias and wreaths of holly. Unfortunately, after the holiday season ends, most of these plants will whither and get tossed. The reason for their untimely deaths isn’t due to short lifespan, but rather, Poinsettias and hollies are sold outside of their natural environment. To … More Winter Giants: The Surprising Natural State of Poinsettias and Holly
Walking on campus right now, it’s very hard to escape the sniffs and snuffs that plague so many students. With every classmate and passerby becoming a dangerous vehicle for the flu, being healthy should be a high priority. While exercise, nutrition, and proper sanitation are key factors to keeping your immune system strong, these plant-based … More Beat the Winter Blues
The Hibiscus is a group of plants with large, tropical flowers. The types of plants range from small trees to annual plants. We encounter Hibiscus often in our daily lives in some surprising ways! The most notable example is the vegetable okra, slimy seedpods which are fried in the American South and eaten raw in … More The Multi-Faceted Hibiscus
Walking around Miami University’s campus is so gorgeous now that the leaves are turning. It is a pity to see all the pretty leaves and know that they will soon be gone forever—well, most of them, anyway! Hopefully the following tips can help you preserve and utilize the leaves you are especially fond of during … More Nature’s Mulch and More: The Many Hats Leaves Wear
Seeing something green and living in the kitchen, depending on your living situation, might be a very bad thing. Unless that green thing happens to be a houseplant. The asparagus fern, like many houseplants, decorates whichever room it populates, and due to its requirement for low levels of light, it fits into most kitchens. Unlike … More The Wonderful, Delightful, Very Cute Asparagus Fern
The annual Hike-A-Thon kicked off another year Saturday, September 27. This event houses a lot of organizations, which try and show their greener side to the crowd. The Hike-A-Thon hosted the Audubon Society and Rumpke. Rumpke’s booth was giving away free wildflower seeds and magnets, and other booths were giving away free wild cherry seeds. … More Hike-A-Thon Plus: Super Fun and Super Green!