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Maguey is a native agave to Mexico and the American Southwest. American agave or Agave americana has migrated the globe via the hands of explorers, plant hunters, and landscapers. Everywhere we look, from residential and commercial landscapes and botanical gardens to...

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In 2018 the spectacular ruins of Tulum became the second most visited archeological site in Mexico surpassing Chichén Itzá. Over seventy-five percent of the annual visitors are foreigners. Cody and I visited the Yucatán peninsula in late October for our honeymoon enjoying...

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In South Texas along the Pecos river, mighty canyons slice apart the desert floor. Since the time of dinosaurs, the erosive force of rains and floods have shaped the limestone canyons. Archaeological records date the earliest inhabitants...

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  What do the crystal tourmaline waters of a Mexican cenote and extinction have in common? Well, everything.   Approximately 66 million years ago, a large asteroid crashed into the Earth along the northern coastline of the Yucatán peninsula and...

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In the late 1800s, one of the first synthetic food items reproduced was vanillin, the compound that gives natural vanilla its signature flavor. This cheap fake flavoring replaced the high cost of the precious Vanilla orchid bean. Today, much of...

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If something as simple as a plant could bring health and fortune into your home or business, would you procure the magical talisman?  The Most Popular House Plant Dracena sanderiana or Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular house plants...

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