Tag: Plant History

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Marimo 101

The name Marimo (毬藻, Aegagropila linnaei) originated from Japanese botanist Tatsuhiko Kawakami: 毬 ‘mari’ = ball and 藻 ‘mo’ = generic term for aquatic plants! The Marimo ‘Moss’ Ball, as it’s commonly called, is not moss at all – but a freshwater,...

by Fergie McGuire - 10 months ago

Meet Poinsettias (and know them once and for all)

You have seen it every year. It represents the happiest and jolliest time of the year. It is particularly well known for its red foliage. It is widely used in Christmas displays (huge giveaway), but no, it is not a flower. Ok..fine, meet Poinsettias...

by Fergie McGuire - 11 months ago

Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden

Last Tuesday we had the honor to attend The New York Botanical Garden’s press preview for their annual Holiday Train Show. It was the perfect activity to do when the freezing temperatures are about to set in, and we’re all struggling to accept the l...