Nature

February 24, 2017

14 Companion Plants That Should Always Be Planted Next to Each Other

You may think that sunlight, soil, and water are all that a garden needs to flourish, but did you know that plants also thrive on companionship? While you won’t find your flowers socializing, sowing certain types of seeds in pairs has been scientifically proven to culminate in healthier and happier greens. Endearingly known as companion plants, these perfectly matched duos help each other grow, bloom, and blossom. In the wonderful world of companion plants, opposites attract.

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February 16, 2017

Japan’s Iconic Cherry Blossoms Are Already in Full Bloom in Kawazu

Most of us may still be drearily dealing with gloomy weather and cold temperatures, but spring is already in full swing in Kawazu, Shizuoka. Even though the region’s Kawazu cherry trees bloom pleasantly prematurely each year, a recent spell of warm weather has welcomed the iconic flowers even earlier than usual. The pretty pink flowers made their much anticipated appearance on February 15—their earliest arrival date in 15 years—and will be viewable until the start of March.

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