Taking a Trip? Keep Your Garden Alive While You Are Away
As COVID-19 restrictions start to loosen in many countries, people are once again busy booking flights and hotels. Aside from arranging caretakers for pets, one of the biggest worries for travelers is managing their garden...
The ‘Dragon Blood’ Trees of the Arabian Sea: Popular Pigment, Medicine and Mysticism
The Socotra Dragon Tree, dracaena cinnabari, is a member of the Asparagaceae family native to the island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea. Dracaena cinnabari is unusual in both its longevity and the fact that,...
Turmeric, the Golden Superfood, Can Be Grown at Home
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the Ginger (Zingiberaceae) family of plants, which produce a flavorful rhizome that grows underground. Grown in southern India, this flowering plant is also called Indian Saffron, and the...