Nature

September 21, 2020

Mini Bonsai Trees Can Grow Full-Sized Apples, Quinces, and Pomegranates

Did you know that tiny Bonsai fruit trees can bear full-sized fruit just like their naturally growing counterparts? Despite their tiny stature, these mini Bonsai are mighty fruit bearers because they originate from the same seeds as regular trees. As a potted Bonsai fruit tree is genetically identical to those in an orchard, the fruit produced often reaches the size found in grocery stores.

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August 26, 2020

Delightful ‘Ice Cream Tulips’ Look Like the Refreshing Sweet Treat in a Pink Bowl

The tulip is one of the world's most popular flowers thanks to their bright, showy petals that are an iconic symbol of springtime. And just when you thought that tulips couldn't get any more delightful, they've combined with one of the world's favorite sweet treats to make something extra special. The ice cream tulip is a unique variety with a white cone emerging from pink petals.

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August 14, 2020

Amazing Macro Winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2020

The International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition has announced its winners for the 2020 Macro Art photography contest. Partnering with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, IGPOTY offers multiple themed contests throughout the year. For the Macro Art contest, photographers captured minuscule moments of beauty in gardens around the world. Each photo is rich in color, detail, and texture despite the tiny subjects.

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August 10, 2020

Woman Finds Gorgeous ‘Flower Mantis’ Living in Her Garden

On a September day in South Africa, Margaret Neville made a fascinating discovery in her back garden. Resting among her lavender bushes was a flower mantis, a type of praying mantis which has evolved to appear incredibly “floral” as a method of camouflage. The particular flower mantis found by Neville is a female with a large swirl pattern on her back and protrusions that look like lavender buds along her legs.

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