Archive for January, 2012

As the weather turns

As we continue on with our warmer than usual winter with the occasional mix of freezing rain while thoughts of gardening begin to bloom, I thought I would post a couple of articles on the subject of planting zones.

They’re both by Janice Lloyd at USA Today. They are “Planting Zones Shift to the North” and “New Plant Map Embraces Web”.

Let our gardens grow!


Green Librarian

All around us

While these two articles don’t discuss rocks, sewers, etc… they do talk about a couple of  chemicals that are/or were at one time, all around us. The first article, “Magi Would Have a Tough Time Finding Frankincense Today” by Elizabeth Weise at USA Today is on resin, made from the gum of the Boswellia Papyrifera Tree.

While nature’s chemicals sometimes go away, others like those made by man, seem to have a hard time going away such as the ones mentioned in this article entitled “Old Chemicals Are Back in Battle Against Weeds” by Georgina Gustin at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Green Librarian

Rocks and stones and sewers oh my!

After being harassed by a friend of mine yesterday for reading books on rocks (Stones: Their Collection, Identification and Uses by R.V. Dietrich) and sewers (Subterranean Twin Cities by Greg Brick), I felt compelled to start posting again so here we go with a couple of articles on these topics.

 The first article is for the rocks that are passing all around us entitled “Meterorite Rescued Via Cyberspace” by Jonah Newman at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The other article is for those found deep inside the earth, even below the sewers and it’s entitled “Deep in Earth’s Interior, Minerals Behave Unexpectedly” by Deanna Conners at Earth Sky.

 Keep Reaching for the Stars withYour Feet on the Ground!

Green Librarian

P.S. Okay, that sounded a little corny.