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THE SHAPE OF LEAVES

What is a leaf? A leaf is the main organ attached to the stem.  It is specialized for photosynthesis. Over time, it has evolved into a plethora of different shapes, sizes and characteristics. These vary considerably depending largely on their adaptation to climate.  Leaves have also adapted to the available sunlight, presence of grazing animals, […]

Oh No ! Spider mites !!

Thank you Utah Public Radio ! Summer arrived and so did the spider mites.  Which by the way like both indoor and outdoor plants. Even plants that are toxic to us seem to succumb!  Anything broad leaf, and in a warm, dry spot (garden or indoors), that has little to no air circulation is game. […]

 
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