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.
The free audio archive Sounds of the Forest is an interactive sound map celebrating the noises of forests around the...
With anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 different species, orchids are one of the largest family of flowers on Earth.
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.
BBC wildlife filmmakers are the first to acknowledge that nature can be harsh.
A new interactive collage called British & Exotic Mineralogy encourages users to explore 718 minerals through the illustrations of James...
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.
Much of a garden's lifecycle passes quietly beneath our noses.
If you're hiking in the woods and you come across a bear, what do you do?
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.
While cherry blossom season marks the beginning of spring in Japan, there’s an equally beautiful natural phenomenon that happens in...
Not far outside of Kyoto, there are immense cedar forests planted along the hills.