Space Gardening With NASA

Space Gardening With NASA

Early in 2014, NASA developed a Vegetable Production System (Veggie), which is displayed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Veggie is part of an experiment, which was sent to the International Space Station (ISS), to determine if plants can be grown in space and still be safe for human consumption. It is hoped that it will also provide recreation […]

Denver Botanic Gardens Merges Death and Life

Denver Botanic Gardens Merges Death and Life

Denver Botanic Gardens inherited a plant that scientifically is titled as a “giant deformed penis.” The Greek name for it, Amorphophallus titanum, was given during the time when plants were labeled for the body parts they resembled because each was thought to heal whatever anatomical portion it looked like. This was especially a popular idea […]

Pitcher Plant Eats 6,000 Insects Per Hour

Pitcher Plant Eats 6,000 Insects Per Hour

The Pitcher plant, also known as pitfall trap, may be the most puzzling leaf that has ever been discovered. It has an ability to catch food that is undeniably fascinating. The plant looks like a goblet or a pitcher and comes in various different shapes and sizes, capable of eating up to 6,000 insects per hour. […]