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BARK !

Introduction   Bark is the outermost layer of tissue on a mature plant. It is made mostly of dead rectangular cork cells that fit tightly together.  It is pretty much watertight! The bark on trees and shrubs is as distinctive and individual as the species that produce them.  Not surprising, there is a large variation […]

WHAT A WASTE !

Introduction   There are many steps in the metabolism of plants.  These come mainly from photosynthesis and energy production. All these steps require an endless supply of substances available in the cell for them to work properly.  Chemicals like proteins, acids, bases, and other molecular compounds. The total involved substances directly or indirectly in these […]

AQUILEGIA

So very pretty ! Used with permission @SHUTTERSTOCK   COLUMBINE   It is a spring favorite of many gardeners – and tough as nails !  The entire group has lovely flowers with an amazing variety of color choices. Aquilegia (also known as buttercups) has about 60–70 species.  These are mainly found in meadows, woodlands, and […]

 
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