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The Camellia: The Queen of the Winter Garden
January 4, 2014
Camellias have always drawn the attention of gardeners and non-gardeners alike with their luxuriant flowers, glossy evergreen foliage and untimely season of bloom. Read More...
 
 
What’s love got to do with it?
January 3, 2014
“Birds do it, bees do it...” So go the lyrics to an old standard by Cole Porter. The “do it,” according to Porter, is falling in love. But in the words of the more recent songstress, Tina Turner, “What’s love got to do with it?” When it comes to bees and plants and the ancient symbiotic role they play in the survival of mankind, love does not enter the equation. Read More...
 
 
Emerging from the Chrysalis
January 2, 2014
My daughter’s first encounter with a caterpillar ended badly for the caterpillar. She was 3. We’d planted some lettuce seeds in a flower pot, and one day we found a green inchworm had chewed up all our seedlings. She dispatched it with the sole of her sandal. I tried to conceal my horror. Read More...
 
 
Reaching for the Stars: How one German scientist transformed Huntsville into the Rocket City
January 1, 2014
The cliché in North Alabama is that Huntsville was “a nice little cotton town” before the German scientists arrived after World War II and built a moon rocket — and a modern metropolis — in the 25 miles between the banks of the Tennessee River and the Tennessee state line. Read More...
 
 
​Imagination Changes Everything
December 31, 2013
Artist Pat Potter’s current project challenges the viewer to see the ordinary in extraordinary detail. Using found objects laden with symbolism and with accompanying photographs, she creates a path of discovery of the complexities of the world around us.  Read More...
 
 
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