Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

Smell of rain

It’s a phrase I’ve heard before and now science has begun to look for the answer. To begin with, check out the article entitled “Why does rain smell?MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.” by  Ali Berman over at the Mother Nature Network. Really it was only a matter of time.

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Green Librarian

Bloom and doom

Flowers

Okay, I have to say that the title of this article hits the nail right on the head. The article is entitled “Bloom and doom” by over at the Grist. The scary part is that I’ve seen plants and trees blooming since February!? Something’s just not right but, what could it be? Read and find out.

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Spring is just around the corner

It is, I feel it. In fact, I’ve started thinking about what to plant this year in our long awaited garden. Just the other day I found our High Mowing Organic Seed catalog and tonight I found our Missouri Wildflowers Nursery catalog.

Now while I’m going to sit down with the kids this weekend to decide what we’re going to order, I really wish I could just go to the library instead and check out some seeds. This is a great article that I found last year entitled “Libraries Offer Weird Things to Draw New Borrowers” by Greg Toppo at USA Today.

Cheers!

 

Green Librarian

Tick, tick, tick

I was reminded of this article when I was giving my kids a bath the other day after they were out in the woods. The article is “Mosquitoes, Ticks Spring up early in Wake of Mild Winter” by Blythe Bernhard at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

That article in turn sort of goes hand in hand with these two articles relating to the issue of the arly spring. The two articles are “Early Spring Sets Much of U.S. Awash in Color and Pollen Dust” by Kim Severson at the New York Times and “Much to Savor and Worry About Amid Mild Winter’s Early Blooms” by Lisa W. Foderaro, also at the New York Times. It’s that mild part that also speaks to the mosquitoes and ticks this year.

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Greener Missouri

First up, we have an article entitled “Blub Boy Comes Full Circle” by Doug Moore at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jason Delaney sounds a little like the Johnny Apple Seed of daffodils.

The other article is “Missouri’s next state park is gift from man who sold spot remover” by Michael D. Sorkin, also at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It’s about Don Robinson, a man who left behind quite a legacy gift in 843 acres of land south of St. Louis in Jefferson County to establish another state park in Missouri.

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Green Librarian