Dog vomit slime mold

Molds, Fungus, and Other Fun Things

Master Gardeners are frequently asked to identify plants, insects, diseases, and trees. Less frequently they are asked to identify seemingly foreign objects. One favorite question is when someone says that a foreign invader has entered their bark mulch. While nothing had been in this spot the day before, it now appeared as if a dog […]

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Terrariums

Terrariums Accidentally Discovered in 1827 In 1827 Dr. Nathaniel B. Ward, a London physician and plant enthusiast, accidentally discovered that healthy plants were able to grow in enclosed glass containers. He later designed the Wardian case, an enclosed container that horticulturist used to protect plants from the salt air during long sea voyages. These cases […]

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