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This Ohio greenhouse is taking cues on growing orchids from the masters — the Dutch

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When you think of flowers, you might think of Holland. But the owners of an Oberlin, Ohio, greenhouse are working with the Dutch — as well as flower growers from 12 other countries — to master the art of growing the perfect orchid.

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Listen to Lucy

It is better to be a cokehead than a blockhead

Monday, November 25, 2013

It is better to be a cokehead than a blockhead

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Operavore

Send Me No Flowers

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's the ultimate opera cliche: the diva showered with bouquets of flowers as she takes her bow. But as Fred Plotkin writes, "Strong fragrances, even pleasing ones," can lead to thorny situations.

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Radiolab

How To Produce A Billion Flowers On The Very Same Day

Monday, March 04, 2013

Mums bloom in the fall, daffodils in spring, roses in summer. How do farmers get such different plants to bloom simultaneously in Winter for Valentine's Day? It's done, strangely, with short, sudden flashes of light.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: Ferocious Flowers

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NPR

Nothin' dainty about these flowers. Nope, these guys are pistol-firing, fire-cracking blossoms from photographer/filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman. Click on this image and stand back ...

Foxtail from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo.

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WNYC News

Green Thumbs Get Flower Freebie in Manhattan

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Gardeners and flower lovers can score free tulip bulbs this week by visiting Greeley Square in midtown Manhattan. Daffodils and ivy are also up for grabs, on a first-come-first served basis, for New Yorkers willing to get their hands a little dirty.

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WNYC News

Snapshot | Trumpet Flowers With Ant Appeal Uptown

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Trumpet flowers growing on West 82nd Street in an overgrown lot behind Ray's Pizza.

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Features

Signs of Spring: Cherry Blossoms

Saturday, April 30, 2011

WNYC

Spring has finally arrived. That means it's the perfect time to enjoy the change of season by stopping to admire the colorful array of trees in bloom around town. Here are a few places to check out the blooms.

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Features

Manhattan Artist Turns Park Ave. Into Fanciful Garden

Friday, January 21, 2011

Will Ryman and his team will begin installing 38 giant rose blossoms up and down Park Avenue from 57th and 67th streets on Friday night.

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Features

When It Snows: Seed Catalog Porn

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's the dead of winter, with another big snow storm on the way. There is nothing more titliating than sitting down with a lap full of seed catalogues and starting to dream.

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