January 11, 2013
Is there a better botanical term than conker? Gladly accepting your suggestions! ~AR
brilliantbotany:

Horse chestnuts, or conkers, are the seeds of Aesculus hippocastanum. Though native to Southeastern Europe, A. hippocastanum is found worldwide in parks and on streetsides. These trees have white flowers which grow in clusters called panicles, and each panicle grows only a few conkers.

Is there a better botanical term than conker? Gladly accepting your suggestions! ~AR

brilliantbotany:

Horse chestnuts, or conkers, are the seeds of Aesculus hippocastanum. Though native to Southeastern Europe, A. hippocastanum is found worldwide in parks and on streetsides. These trees have white flowers which grow in clusters called panicles, and each panicle grows only a few conkers.

(Source: brilliantbotany)

January 31, 2012
Word of the Day: horticultural •\ˌhȯr-tə-ˈkəl-chə-rəl\• adjective

The New York Times' Learning Network blog uses a piece about Marc Hachadourian's early introduction to horticulture via avocado seeds. Hachadourian is the Manager of the Garden's Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections.

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