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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 you have a lemon tree, then you know the dilemma of an abundant harvest. There are only so many uses for lemons when hundreds are ripe at the same time. Even the neighbors have received more than their share....

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 We did it! 5 years ago on a grey winter's day, the first step in our journey to travel the length of the Americas was taken. The Botanical Journey's first blog post was released to the world and set our dreams in...

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 In ancient times, evergreen trees were honored during the winter solstice. Long before Christ, boughs of fir and pine adorned the homes of our ancestors. The green branches were a symbol of the Sun and the return of spring.

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    It is surprising that even the most seasoned gardeners do not know how to properly plant a succulent or cactus. There is one simple step that will set your creativity free to plant any container imaginable into a...

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The golden hues of a ripe, succulent peach make even the most cynical person smile. "Wow, this is a good peach," as they forget their complaints and take a few minutes to enjoy the divine work of nature. Truth, the peaches...

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